Unboxing Apple 4th Generation iPad Pro 12.9-in. and Magic Keyboard, typing sound compared to Lenovo keyboard
This is a family gift for my mother, figured I'd roll 4K camera when unboxing these finely crafted examples of engineering prowess. The focus here is literally on the physical design of each product, this is not a review of functionality.
Soon, I'll have a better sense of how the usability of these devices paired together is for my mother's requirements, we'll see how it goes. She made the move from Lenovo laptop to iPad way back in 2012, and it's good to see the progress in technology here. I know she missed having a mouse those first few months, it will also be interesting to see if she bothers with the trackpad on the Magic Keyboard. Her choice of keyboard was mostly about the infinitely adjustable angle of this unique keyboard solution. Having no battery to charge via micro USB in her old folio-style keyboard will also mean less fussing.
This keyboard/iPad Pro combo has been enormously successful. While my mom forgot what the blurry grey dot was (the "mouse" cursor), everything else has gone well for her, since she was already used to swiping up on her iPhone 11 Pro Max. Now that she's frequently on WebEx and Zoom meetings, she's found the fully adjustable tilt angle of the iPad keyboard to be invaluable. It allows her to place the iPad/keyboard on a table near the couch, then tilt the angle just right so her selfie camera is framed just-right. Comfort for those long meetings. This fully adjustable positioning includes a right-angle, an upright position that simply wasn't possible with her previous Belkin keyboard/iPad combo.
This new iPad Pro with that Magic keyboard is a win!
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