iPad 12.9 Case that allows for Smart Connector

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  1. sethym

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    I'm looking for a certain protective case for my iPad Pro 12.9 that may not yet exist, please respond if you know of one that fits this description:
    - I'd like to use the Apple Smart Keyboard, or any other keyboard that connects with the Smart Connector on the side of the iPad; don't want Bluetooth or other keyboard with batteries that must be recharged.
    - Back protection and holding strap: The Apple Smart Keyboard covers the screen when closed, but the back is exposed. I want a leather or plastic back protector that has a full opening on the one side to accept the Smart Connector slip-in without removal.
    Also, when using this large iPad in hand-held mode (sans keyboard,) I find the metal back to be very slippery, making it hard to cradle it in your left hand while tapping/swiping the screen with your right, without the iPad slipping & falling. Of course, you can clamp your hand/thumb tight around one side of the iPad, but I prefer a wide elastic band permanently attached to the back (like my Moko iPad 2 case had,) to slip your hand through for secure holding.

    Any case company making this??

    P.S.: I did look through the master sticky thread for iPad Pro accessories, didn't see this yet.
     
  2. twerppoet

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    Apple's case for the 12.9" iPad Pro is compatible with the Smart Keyboard. The case is silicone, which makes it grippier, but no strap or other handle. I remember seing a couple more on the market, but don't remember the names or brands.

    Silicone Case for 12.9-inch iPad Pro - Charcoal Gray

    I remember seing a couple more on the market, but don't remember the names or brands.

    I have the Smart Keyboard, but don't use a case.
     
  3. sethym

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    Thanks, twerppoet:
    Yes, that Apple case is compatible w/Smart Keyboard, but it's $79! For a piece of molded silicone! Probably costs Apple just a few dollars to produce. I can afford it, but that price just galls me a bit too much to buy it. And of course, no handle.
    LMK if you remember those other ones on the market. Thanks
     
  4. Diane B

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    Thought I would mention I just found s back cover from ESR on Amazon for $13.99 that everyone says works perfectly with Smart Keyboard. I'm still deciding (after over a year with Ipad Pro) what keyboard case I am going to buy.
     

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