I DIDN’T REALIZE THAT THE IPAD CAN BE A GREAT LAPTOP REPLACEMENT.
UNTIL I SAW A COLLEAGUE USING AN IPAD KEYBOARD CASE.
Don’t get me wrong– laptops are great. But they’re too bulky for me. And during those out-of-town trips where I have to carry a lot of things, a laptop is one of those items I would want to leave behind. But I can’t because I have lots of work to do with it.
Until I realized that I can use my iPad in place of a laptop. The key is getting a good iPad keyboard case.
BRYDGE ALUMINUM KEYBOARD
This keyboard fits the 9.7 inch iPad. Made from high-quality aluminum, it blends well with the iPad’s body. It is strong but lightweight at just 18 ounces. It comes with two clips on each side to secure the iPad. Connecting and removing the iPad from the keyboard is easy. I also like its backlit keys.
FAVORMATES KEYBOARD CASE
This one also fits the 2017 iPad measuring 9.7 inches. It can rotate 130 degrees allowing users to find the right angle. It comes in 7 color choices. The keyboard’s brightness can also be adjusted. The aluminum build of this keyboard is also very strong and sturdy.
APPLE SMART KEYBOARD
This obviously should be in the conversation of the best iPad keyboard cases. It’s made from Apple, after all. But it is so expensive that I had to look for other options.
ZAGG RUGGED MESSENGER
This is a solid choice if you are looking for a keyboard and case in one. As the name suggests, it offers superior protection against damage brought by drops. You will also be impressed that this keyboard can be paired with separate devices. It has backlit keys as well.
LOGITECH SLIM FOLIO
This is my choice. It’s reasonably priced, offers decent protection, and doesn’t make the iPad more bulky than it is. This is also pound-for-pound the best keyboard for the iPad. Logitech is also a known brand so I have peace of mind knowing that this item should last for a long time.