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Author Topic: Apple iPad Pro v1 and keyboard  (Read 558 times)

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Apple iPad Pro v1 and keyboard
« on: June 27, 2019, 03:21:31 AM »

I read this about the iPad Proís íSmart Keyboard'.

I have no idea whether or not this would work for me in bed. The keyboardís angle as shown in the diagram look like some say 45% so it implies that someone is sitting on a chair, looking down onto the device which itself is on a desktop. Is that right?

So I need it to be vertical so that the image is not squashed down to 1/sqrt(2) = 71%. Also my elsesight is shot so I need the screen to be really close to the end of my nose - measured it crudely and the distance is the length of the short side of the iPad Pro 12.9" v1 (is it, well itís the largest screen size).

(The problem with having the screen at such a crazy angle, is that while itís correct for movies, the iPad tends to fall forward to hit me in the face.)

I canít imagine being able to use a keyboard bending my wrists like that.

Am I completely mad or am I right in this?

[Moderator edited to fix the link.]
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 03:59:24 PM by burakkucat »
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Re: Apple iPad Pro v1 and keyboard
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 10:06:31 AM »

Certainly looks like it's designed for desk use as per your thoughts. The keyboard also acts as a case/screen cover when it's all closed up.
I don't think it'd work as you would like as there would be nothing to prop the screen - it would just want to fall backward or forwards all of the time.
Wouldn't you be better with a compact laptop that will allow you to set the screen at pretty much any angle you like?
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Re: Apple iPad Pro v1 and keyboard
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 10:12:58 PM »

I have a special sort of contraption that has a clip with a beanbag cushion and that is for the purpose of keeping it upright.

I couldnít use a laptop, for many practical reasons.
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Re: Apple iPad Pro v1 and keyboard
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2019, 11:02:41 PM »

I use one of these.
http://www.eoso.org/ipad-keyboard-c-108/
I got it from Amazon for I think £25.
Works well, you can set three different angles of the screen, blue tooth connected.
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