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Works Like a Charm
on January 4, 2013
Just got this, added two AAA batteries, paired, and now I'm typing this review on it.
I actually tested writing an email first, and I can type just as fast as I normally can. That's probably because it is so similar to the normal Apple wireless keyboard that I use at work. I was looking for a dedicated iPad keyboard that let me type as well as I can, and this does it. The special iOS feature buttons are nice, too, and as far as I can tell all the usual buttons work as expected (e.g., option+arrow to navigate words, shift+arrow to select ranges, tab, etc.).
Note that it is not actually aluminum; the top panel is just painted that way, but the benefit of this is that it is lighter than the Apple keyboard, which is important for portability. I got this keyboard specifically to have a regular keyboard to keep in my bag in the off chance I want to type something lengthy on the iPad. It looks nice, regardless.
I have it sitting on my lap, and it is fine that way. It has rubber feet, and appears to rest evenly on a surface. The special iOS buttons work as expected.
As others have mentioned, having the real on/off switch is important if you're going to be tossing it into a bag. Time will tell how well it wears.
The keys have good resistance, and I suppose it may be just a tad louder than the Apple keyboard, but not bad. This is a great, affordable alternative, and is better in some ways for this purpose than the Apple keyboard.