Shortly after I purchased my iPad, I decided that I needed a case with a keyboard in it to make it more productive and easier to use. I bought a Kensington Keyfolio with the bluetooth keyboard and proceeded to put my iPad in the new case.

Now, several months later I can see while the keyboard is useful and the case provides a great stand that basically turns the iPad into a mini laptop, there are some drawbacks. The keyboard adds extra weight to the iPad case that makes it heavier and bulkier to handle. This is probably the biggest drawback. It kind of defeats the purpose of a lightweight tablet that you can take anywhere.

The second issue I found was that I actually didn’t use the keyboard that much with the iPad. If fact, I can probably type faster using the on screen keyboard than using the bluetooth one. The split keyboard on the iPad makes typing even faster.

For those reasons, I’ve decided that a bluetooth keyboard for the iPad isn’t for me. However, if I was going to use it and it fit my lifestyle, the Kensington Keyfolio Pro 2 is the one to have. It features a removable keyboard, as well as a nice case and stand. If I was to go back to using a case with a keyboard for the iPad, this is the one I would get.

Kensington Keyfolio

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