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This discounted Smart Keyboard Folio is the perfect pairing for your Cyber Monday iPad purchase

12.9-inch iPad Pro
12.9-inch iPad Pro (Image credit: Joseph Keller / iMore)

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may have officially ended, but there are plenty of Cyber Monday Apple deals still available plus some new deals kicking off too.

Though the big shopping weekend has ended, one perfectly-timed deal has just launched today at Amazon where you can snag the Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11-inch iPad Pro and iPad Air 4 at a huge $80 discount (opens in new tab). That drops it down to a new all-time low price of just $99 making this a no-brainer buy if you upgraded your iPad over the last few days.

Turn your iPad into a productivity powerhouse

Whether you're looking to be able to take notes during a meeting, breeze through some email replies, or maybe write your next essay right from your iPad, one of these keyboards would make it so much easier.

The Smart Keyboard Folio magnetically attaches to the back of your 11-inch iPad Pro (2nd or 3rd-generation) or iPad Air 4, using the Smart Connector on the back of your device for its connection. That means no Bluetooth pairing and no charging.

Unlike the Magic Keyboard, the Smart Keyboard Folio does not feature a trackpad for moving a cursor around the screen. Though that might be a negative for some, the lack of a trackpad means that you can prop your iPad's display up at a couple of different angles depending on the task at hand. Besides, you still have access to the touch screen.

When closed, the folio-style design means your iPad is protected front and back. Plus, when you close the case, Apple's auto-lock will kick in, meaning your screen with turn off, and the iPad will be locked, so you'll save battery when you're not using it.

Adam Oram is a Senior Writer at iMore. He studied Media at Newcastle University and has been writing about technology since 2013. He previously worked as an Apple Genius and as a Deals Editor at Thrifter. His spare time is spent watching football (both kinds), playing Pokémon games, and eating vegan food. Follow him on Twitter at @adamoram.