Physical keyboard for iPad and web browsing

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Hi! I’m getting an iPad soon (not sure which model yet), and was wondering if anyone had any keyboard recommendations (without a trackpad). Which one is most comfortable to type in and has the most buttons, and what model do you have? Also, what is the web browsing experience like? Any problems I should be aware of?

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Submitted by Maldalain on Monday, September 6, 2021

I use iPad all the time, I have a Logitech keyboard case and it is great. Do not get the model withthe trackpad I it is comfortable, has laptop keyboard feel, lots of keyboard controls, still it adds weight to your iPad. I tried many keyboard cases from Amazon and they are fine for sometime then they break. Web browsing is just fine, I use Chrome and Edge for most of the time.

Submitted by Maldalain on Monday, September 6, 2021

I like working on my iPad, and I have not used my Mac nor my Windows laptop for a long time. Still you need to understand that everything is doable on the iPad however some tasks are done differently. This may cause problems for you in the beginning then you will get used to them. One of these differences is editing and writing in general. I use Scrivener and for me it is great and adequate to do most things.

Submitted by nohansa nuh on Monday, September 6, 2021

hy, You can use logitech combo touch, I have for my iPad pro m1.
the keyboard feel's good.
almost laptop experience.

Submitted by PinkCupcake5 on Monday, September 6, 2021

What about Apple‘s smart keyboard, the one without a trackpad. Does anyone know anything about that one?

Submitted by PinkCupcake5 on Monday, September 6, 2021

In reply to by Maldalain

Does your keyboard have function keys? And how big is your iPad?

Submitted by Maldalain on Monday, September 6, 2021

In reply to by PinkCupcake5

Yes, it has a row of functionkeys. The one I have is the Pro 11 2020. I prefer it over Apple Smart Keyboard. The smart keyboard is overpriced and it lacks the row of function keys, also I did not like the typing experience on the smart keyboard. I even watched reviews and there has been a complaint that the smart keyboard won’t hold up really well for a year or so without showing signs of wear and tear.

Submitted by Yvonnezed on Monday, September 6, 2021

I don't have any specific keyboard recommendations, but a keyboard case isn't always the answer unless you move around a lot. I find myself that a separate external keyboard can work really well.

It lets you do things like put the iPad next to you like a giant Trackpad, or switch which one is in front of you based on what you're doing. Not to mention you can do sneaky things if you have to, like leave it charging and go somewhere else with just the Bluetooth headset and a keyboard.

Either way, I'd still suggest something that's easy to take the iPad out of, since it can be very nice to just sit around with the iPad on its own. Just my opinion, of course.

Submitted by PinkCupcake5 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

In reply to by nohansa nuh

Do you have a keyboard shortcut to right click on something, like shift f10 on a PC? Or one to explore the scell of a spreadsheet, like F2 on the PC? Just curious

When you press left or right arrow on a spreadsheet (either Excel or Google sheets) it moves to the next or previous cell, but if you press F to on a PC, you can navigate by character or by line within the selected cell. Wondering if there is an equivalent for voiceover