Look, the Apple Magic Keyboard attachment is cool. It’s cool. It’s more versatile than the standard snap-on keyboard thanks to a trackpad and backlit keys, plus the way it holds your iPad like it’s just floating there above the keys is superb. And then it folds up into a proper case when you’re not using the iPad. Well done. It is very expensive for a tablet keyboard at $299 or $349, however, depending on size choice. Not quite $699-for-wheels expensive, but still.
In any case, if you have the newest 4th-generation iPad Air or the 11” 2nd-gen iPad Pro and you’ve been debating whether or not to splash out on the Magic Keyboard, we have good news: it’s marked down $100 at Amazon right now to $199. Customers love it, with a 4.8-star rating from 5,600+ reviews, and again, it’s both cool and useful. This Magic Keyboard will reportedly work perfectly with the newly-announced 11" 3rd-gen iPad Pro that starts shipping soon.
Meanwhile, the larger 12.9" iPad Pro version is discounted $50 off the list price to $299, and has its own 4.8-star rating with 5,100+ reviews. It’s great! People dig it. But it’s expensive, and right now, it’s less so. This version will work with the new 2021 model shipping soon, but will not fit as perfectly due to the slightly thicker new tablet. In any case, if you’re looking for the full laptop experience with your iPad Pro/Air, now’s the time to strike.
This story was originally published by Andrew Hayward on 01/26/2021 and updated with new information on 05/17/2021.