Yesterday I was in Best Buy (don't live near Apple Store) and went to the Apple section to see if they had a keyboard case to try. They had a 9.7 with one installed and I tried it--didn't mind typing on it (and since i touch type found that was decent) but ran into the space key issue I've read about various places--that seems to occur after using the keyboard for awhile. I'm sure this one has taken lots of abuse but it still made me cautious. For the time being I decided to stick with my logitech BT keyboard which pairs instantly on turning on. Still doesn't work for the lap but if I slow down a bit with the Zugu case that allows me to set any angle and is very stable lap typing works fine. I may at some point buy the Apple Magic keyboard because the Logitech (which i got on a good deal) has less comfortable round keys anf I sometimes type quite a lot. My old Apple keyboard just got exceptionally cranky about pairing--sometimes refusing.