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Keyboard Folio w/ Mechanical Keys for iPad® 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 - Black with Black Keys
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Keyboard Folio w/ Mechanical Keys for iPad® 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 - Black with Black Keys

iPad® Compatibility
iPad 1
(original iPad)
iPad 2 iPad 3
(the New iPad)
iPad 4
(iPad With
Retina® Display)
iPad Air™ iPad Air 2

Increase your productivity with your Apple iPad 2, New iPad (aka iPad 3), or iPad With Retina Display (aka iPad 4) with this Keyboard Folio from Monoprice!

While the virtual keyboard on tablets is good enough for entering a small amount of text or data, it just cannot match the typing speed and sheer quantity of work you can get done with a physical keyboard. This folio case turns your iPad into a laptop computer workstation.

The folio features a stand function, which holds your iPad in a position similar to that of a laptop computer screen. The built-in Bluetooth® keyboard uses the industry leading Broadcom 20730 Bluetooth chipset. When paired with the iPad it allows you to type and enter data with greater ease and speed!

The keyboard uses standard "dome" contacts, but with scissor-type mechanical keys. The keys require an actuation force of about 60 grams, plus or minus 10 grams, and have an expected life cycle of more than 10 million keypresses.

The keyboard has its own internal, rechargeable battery, so it won't reduce the battery life of your iPad. The lithium-ion battery will provide up to 120 hours of continuous operation and up to 300 days of standby time. The battery has a charge cycle lifetime of 300 charges and takes about 3-4 hours for a full charge.

iPad not included!

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Apple, iPad, and Retina are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air is a trademark of Apple Inc.

The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

52 Reviews

75.19% of the reviewers recommend this product


Nice keybord. OK case

  • Anonymous,
  •  Lodi, CA 
  • 8/12/2015 4:37:06 PM

Pros: Good keyboard. Excellent battery life. I have bought several.
Good connection with the ipad.

Cons: One keyboard developed a rattle after a key kept falling off.
The case is pretty bad. the outer skin has been coming off since soon after I bought it. I have been trying to keep it on with several types of glue. All have failed. I can no longer use it just because of how bad it looks.
The support is like a piece of cardboard or plastic that has a hard time holding up the ipad.

If the support was better, and the rubber skin was not always trying to separate from the plastic, this would easily be a 5 star purchase.

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Screen slips and keys break

  • James Stewart,
  •  North Royalton, Oh 
  • 8/10/2015 10:09:55 AM

Pros: Feel of typing on a mechanical keyboard, holds a charge great, Bluetooth sync works well

Cons: Screen falls out of place resting on the keyboard because there is not a lock to hold it in place - just an indent. If you keep the iPad on a flat surface when typing you won't have a problem, but don't expect to type in your lap. Keys break off the keyboard. Develops rattles.

The first keyboard I bought was replaced writhin 3 months because it developed an internal rattle of something coming loose. Mono price replaced it as a warranty item. Now after about 6 mos the caps lock key has broken off and I can't replace it. It appears that Monoprice will not replace it although I believe it is within the warranty period. I hope they will, because I like the keyboard.

by Monoprice Administrator
Hello James,

I truly apologize for the inconvenient experience faced with this keyboard folio. I checked this order and see that we are still within the one year warranty for this product. I also noticed that the RMA for a replacement is already in place and we have sent a return shipping label to you. Once we have received the defective product and it has been processed, we will send out a new replacement to you. I hope this helps and should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate

by James Stewart
That is great news Gabby. I have ready boxed up the item and it is in transit back to Monoprice. Thank you for your attention to this matter. Jim
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Good but could be better

  • Steve,
  •  Kingsburg, CA 
  • 8/6/2015 8:59:28 AM

Pros: Keyboard feels good overall. I like the on/off switch for the keyboard. Keyboard powers itself off when not in use. That's good.

Cons: I agree with several other reviews. It is poorly designed to stand up securely when working on the keyboard. There are two notches that do not hold it very well. Any movement of the iPad and the screen flops down! I have owned a keyboard that is held when standing by a magnetic system. Wonderful! The case is quite flimsy when closed. Doesn't feel secure.

There are some good things about this folio but you may want to look for a folio involving a magnetic latching system when setting up the screen.

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  • Anita Miles,
  •  Kissimmee, FL 
  • 5/24/2015 7:59:33 PM

Pros: Keyboard feels like a full size keyboard.

Cons: The grooves that the hold the iPad is not very sturdy. It only works if on a hard surface. So.. It does not work if want to use the device on your lap. Very aggravating!


by Monoprice Administrator

Thank you for your review on PID 9775! Truly sorry to hear this keyboard folio is not working out for your needs. I will pass along your feedback for our product team to take into consideration. If unsatisfied with the folio, I can assist you in setting up an RMA for a return. We offer a 30 day return policy with no restocking fee. If beyond the 30 day period, I can check if we can issue a return for store credit instead. If you wish to proceed, please let me know and I can get that going right away. My apologies again for any inconvenience and I hope this helps!

Gabby V.
Tech Support Associate

by Anita Miles

I do not wish to return the product at this time. I wanted to give feedback to help improve the item. Maybe if the notch and grooves were magnetized, it would solve the problem. Otherwise, great product.
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Folio/Keyboard for IPAD

  • Anonymous,
  •  York, PA 
  • 11/14/2014 11:46:16 AM

Pros: Great value for the price.
Fits the IPAD perfectly.
Good tactile feedback on keys
Easy to pair

Cons: A little sloppy when closed - use the elastic band to secure.

This folio/keyboard fit my IPAD Retina display perfectly. Stand function provides 2 positions, which cover most situations. Not so great on apps that require vertical viewing. Keyboard layout is just fine, and the movement of the keys provides very good tactile feedback. If the keyboard is turned off, the IPAD ignores it, so if it's on and you want to use the touchscreen keyboard, turn it off! Overall very satisfied.

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