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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock
alaScore 84

98 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 98 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the build quality. The reliability also gets good opinions. There are some critical views about the usability and value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Keyboards the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: review summary for Apple iPad Keyboard Dock


alaTest has collected and analysed 30 user reviews of Apple iPad Keyboard Dock from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Keyboards on


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Apple MC533 IPAD Keyboard DOCK Plug, KeyboardAPPLE iPad Keyboard Dock

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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock


The touch-screen keyboard built into the Apple iPad is more than sufficient for typing out a quick e-mail or jotting down a to-do list. But if you intend to use the iPad for writing pages of text at a time, or simply don't like the idea of propping the...

The iPad keyboard dock provides a sturdy, full-size keyboard to accommodate typing-intensive apps, such as e-mail and word processing.

It isn't cheap, and the integrated iPad stand makes it awkward to slip into a bag. Editing chores, such as cutting and pasting, still mostly rely on the iPad's touch screen. The dock only supports one screen orientation.

Apple's keyboard dock for the iPad offers a functional and elegant solution for anyone who finds the touch-screen keyboard too limiting, but it does not transform the iPad into a proper computer.

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Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock Reviewed


A week ago we did our best to demystify Apple's latest creation: the iPad. What we found was that it provided a wonderful touchscreen experience, but was very limited in ability. Particularly from the productivity standpoint. You could type on its...

The iPad Keyboard Dock is good at one thing: turning your iPad into a desktop writing station. Think typewriter but with a different sort of multitouch. If the iPad is the perfect computing device for you, the keyboard dock is going to make it that...


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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock


If you want an iPad, but you're not ready to commit to full-time, on-screen typing, Apple's iPad Keyboard Dock is a solid solution.

Slick design. Provides a physical keyboard for the iPad. Doubles as a stand for photo or video viewing. Charges iPad when docked

No way to dock the iPad horizontally. Can't adjust the amount of space between your eyes and the iPad's screen, like you can with a desktop computer keyboard

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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock Review: This Generation's Typewriter


If you own an iPad, one big question is how do you use it? For mostly email checking and web browsing? Perhaps light typing and work? Or moderate to heavy tasks such as picture editing, office tools and more? Thanks to over 10,000 apps available solely...

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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock


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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock review


Apple's iPad, as we all know, comes without a keyboard but what if you want to actually do some typing, what then?

Dedicated shortcut keys, stand for iPad to sit in

Big and overly heavy, not much use for anything else, no landscape option for iPad

While the iPad Keyboard Dock makes typing on the iPad considerably easier we have to say it's not something we would recommend adding to your shopping list

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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock review


The Apple iPad Keyboard accessory transforms the iPad from a touchscreen flat panel display to a keyboard-powered computer. But is that really what you want? And even if it is, is this the way to do it? We get our hands on the iPad Keyboard Dock.

We really wanted to like the Apple iPad Keyboard Dock, and it was top of our list of accessories to obtain. It surprised us when it didn't work out. While the quality is undeniably high (essentially it's a Apple Wireless Keyboard) we found it wobbled...

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Apple iPad Keyboard Dock review


The Apple iPad Keyboard accessory transforms the iPad from a touch-screen flat-panel display to a keyboard-powered computer. But is that really what you want? And even if it is, is this the way to do it? We get our hands on the iPad Keyboard Dock.

Full size keyboard, makes typing out documents on the iPad much easier, custom keys to control iPad

Slight wobble when you type due to lack of supporting crossbar, makes the iPad feel more like a MacBook (but not as capable)

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"Over-priced and not very functional"


Were it not for the portrait-only orientation, I would be willing to at least recommend it for use at a table or desk. But if, like me, you find yourself constantly swinging the iPad into landscape mode because zooming the screen in portrait mode...

Apple keyboard quality, iPad-specific keys like a Home and Lock button. Great for email and general typing.

Portrait-only orientation, over-priced, not very portable, not well-suited for use on your lap. For the cost of a $10 USB keyboard and the $30 iPad Camera Connector kit, you can have nearly the same functionality.

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"It's a nice device."


Don't get me wrong, I would so get this if I had the iPad, but I don't know, if I got the keyboard I would want a mouse and before I knew it I would literally be using this thing like a laptop. And the iPad isn't exactly cheap.

it makes all typing easier.

it kind of defeats the purpose of the whole touch thing.

Product Specifications


Calculator Functionality: No
Chip Card Reader: No
Flexible Keyboard: No
Integrated Cursor Control:Not Applicable
Magnetic Card Reader: No
Numerical Block Included: No
Remote Control: No
Separate Mouse Included: No
USB Hub: No
Voice Control: No

General Features

Platform:PC / Mac
Supported Console:Not Applicable
Type of Connection:Plug