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Best keyboard cases for 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021)

Ipad Pro 2021 Hero
Ipad Pro 2021 Hero (Image credit: Apple)

The 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2021) is a powerhouse of a tablet, equipped with the same M1 chip that is found in the latest Macs. It also includes a Liquid Retina XDR display with mini LED's, optional 5G connectivity, and a Thunderbolt port. However, to complete the iPad Pro experience, a good keyboard case is a must. If you own a prior version of the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, your current keyboard case may not fit the new model precisely, as the 2021 version is 0.5mm thicker. Let's examine the best keyboard cases for the 2021 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

Get your work done with a great keyboard case

A great keyboard case will transform your iPad Pro from a do-it-all tablet to a full-fledged computer replacement. Attach your iPad Pro to its keyboard case to answer emails, type a report, or prepare a spreadsheet. With the power and size of the iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2021), you will want the best keyboard case you can afford.

Apple's own Magic Keyboard is the best keyboard case you can buy. The typing experience is similar to typing on a MacBook, with comfortable, reactive, scissor-switch keys. The trackpad works with iPad OS to transform the way you interact with your iPad Pro. It has a pass-through USB-C charging port. Since the Magic Keyboard uses the Smart Connector to connect directly to the iPad Pro, no pairing is required. The Smart Connector also provides power to the Magic Keyboard, so it never needs charging.

If the Magic Keyboard's price is a little steep for you, consider the Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case. Like the Magic Keyboard, it uses the Smart Connector for power, and no pairing is required. The Combo Touch has a touch anywhere trackpad, which works great with multi-touch gestures. You can also detach the keyboard if you want to use the iPad Pro as a tablet while still protecting it.

In addition to a great keyboard case, if you are also looking to purchase an Apple Pencil with your iPad Pro, make sure you purchase the correct one. There are also many alternatives to the Apple Pencil if you want to try something different and save some of your hard-earned money.

**Mark Goldschmitt** is the father of three boys and loves anything Apple. Born and raised in Queens, NY, and currently residing on Long Island, Mark is a lifelong New York Mets fan. {.end}