• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bad viewing angle with iPad Mini with Retina

    • Written by from Georgetown

    I just purchased this keyboard for use with my iPad mini with Retina. I love the keyboard, but unfortunately the viewing angle with the retina is not good. The iPad almost sits vertically in the keyboard and it is very difficult to see. If the iPad was tilted back even by a few degrees, it would be perfect. Sadly having to return the keyboard.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Used it for five minutes, will be returning

    • Written by from St. John

    I wanted to like it, really. It's so pretty and seems well made. But I haven't even turned the thing on and I already know it was not well thought out.

    First, it is NOT compatible with the Speck case (that covers the back of the iPad), so if the Apple employee told you that it would be, they were wrong. The magnetic strip is about a centimeter too long. The Speck case also interferes with viewing angle.

    Second, the magnetic strip is WAY too weak to be considered a "case". I pick the thing up by the iPad or the keyboard and it falls apart. There is no latch on the other side to provide support either. Think you're going to just "toss" this in your bag and have a whole iPad when you take it out in an hour? Think again.

    TLDR; Want to have a keyboard but maintain the back of your iPad from being scratched? GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good angle for viewing or typing

    • Written by from Eatonville

    I was "encouraged" to get this when I bought the IPad because I wanted a keyboard. Didn't try it much at first.... later realized that it is NOT the correct angle and there is no choice. I need to also use IPad at the lower angle for reading.... but no way to do this while using this keyboard -case.... without having a separate case/cover with me too! The angle for typing isn't right for me either. Very inconvenient.... I definitely wish it wasn't too late to return (assume it is but I will try) and I am going to check Ebay to find a keyboard-case combination that will accomplish both purposes.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned mine

    • Written by from Highlands Ranch

    It was a decent keyboard, particularly for the size. Never had a problem connecting, lasted a good bit of time.

    Unfortunately it's a miserable case. It attaches to the iPad on one side, but doesn't lock shut when closed on the other, so it will swing away from the iPad if you drop it. Thus, it's not much of a protective case. Also, the magnet on the side that does attach is weak vs. the weight of the keyboard. I returned mine after the iPad slid right off the keyboard and fell to the ground.

    It's a keyboard and it will provide some protection if you physically hold it shut. It's no replacement for a case.

    61 of 69 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard ok, magnetic hinge too weak

    • Written by from Edmonton

    Do not rely on the magnetic hinge to keep this pricey accessory connected to your iPad mini. The magnets that connect the keyboard appear to be no thronged than those used to connect the smart cover, and even those are too weak for the much lighter Smart Cover. The keys are very small but useable.

    67 of 82 people found this useful