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    Worth it?
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    If you frequently type more than a few sentences at a time it is definitely worth it. Plus you can use it on all your other Apple products.
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    Thanks. I plan on downloading pages and typing my school papers on my iPad.
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    In that case the question is which keyboard not whether to get one.
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    I own the Apple BT keyboard (and purchased a nice case) - certainly if you are planning to do a LOT of typing on the device, such as long e-mails & Pages, as mentioned, a keyboard will be highly suggested.

    Now there are plenty of options, e.g. ones that fold and others incorporated into cases, like the Zaggmate, so if you decide on the need for a KB, look around and as suggested search the forum, plenty of advice already available. Good luck in your choice - :)
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    I'll note my repetitious caution here. (Apologies to those who've read it before.)

    Combination keyboard/iPad cases have to sacrifice keyboard width to fit into a case that holds the iPad. The Apple Wireless Keyboard, for example, is almost two inches wider than the iPad (in landscape mode.) If you're accustomed to typing on a full size keyboard or even a keyboard on a relatively small laptop (e.g. 11") you'll find the keyboard included in any of the various combo cases for the iPad/keyboard to be very cramped. If your fingers are small and you will be using the iPad keyboard exclusively, you may be able to adjust easily. Otherwise, beware.
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    Try before you buy... I cannot use any of the small keyboards, but the apple wireless is brilliant.

    -t
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    I have the Apple B/T keyboard. It is wonderful and I have no interest in even looking at any others. It is the same keyboard as on my MacBook and the iMacs. If anything, I think it has an even better action.
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    Another thumbs up for the apple kbd.
    Big hands here and I never think of it's size.

    Plus it looks so much nicer than all those black plastic ones.....
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    You could get a Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG or a ZAGGfolio. Each of them is $99, but you get a case, stand and keyboard at the same time.
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    One small vote for a folding keyboard - the advantage being that you can easily take it anywhere with you as it folds up to a very small size. For sure, I accept all of the reservations that the earlier posters have made about smaller keyboards and agree with them, but - when you're on the road and need to write a longish email or a report - a folding keyboard is better than no keyboard at all.

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    I, too, use the Apple Wireless Keyboard in combination with the Incase Origami Workstation. Very good combination.

    As an alternative, I'd also recommend the Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000. It's a bit wider than the AWK and includes a separate number pad (also bluetooth). It has better ergonomics (curved to reduce wrist fatigue). And it's significantly less expensive than the AWK. ($30 without the number pad; $40-$45 with the pad. That compares to $70 for the AWK.)

    Both options are very good for extended text entry.

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    Keyboard Case is so expensive, not worth it.
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    Once again, as in other threads, I vote for the full-sized Apple B/T keyboard. I really like mine. (And my Victorinox vertical briefcase has a padded pocket that fits it exactly.)
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    I've tried the Apple wireless keyboard, Joy Factory Arpeggio and Verbatim folding keyboard and my favorite is the Joy Factory Arpeggio. The Verbatim felt like a kludge - creaky, flexy, uneven, etc. and was thick enough to offset the benefit of the folding design. The Apple, on the other had, was (and is - I use it with my Mac) brilliant in every facet except for one - size - it's just a bit longer and thicker in the back than I wanted. The Arpeggio is very similar to the Apple (although its build quality lags, unsurprisingly, behind the Apple) but it's 2cm narrower and 1cm thinner. Despite the 2cm difference in width, the key spacing between the alphanumeric keys is only 1cm less because most of the difference is in the far left and right keys (tab, caps lock, shift, back space, return, etc.), and as such the overall spacing doesn't really feel significantly smaller than the Apple. Key feel is outstanding - virtually identical to the Apple - and the Arpeggio has iOS specific keys which the Apple does not. I know 2cm narrower and 1cm thinner may not sound like a lot, but it's the difference between the keyboard fitting in my existing sleeve and not:

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    Arpeggio in sleeve:
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    Apple "in" sleeve:
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    Just a note. The Microsoft keyboard noted above is thinner than the AWK, as well. Batteries are concealed in the keyboard rather than the "barrel" approach Apple employs, so the keyboard is flat.
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    where i can find wireless keyboad for ipad on cambodia?
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    Welcome to the forum! This is the only Apple Authorized Reseller I could find in Cambodia (Phnom Penh)...

    Uni Young Technologies
    #2D1, Street 53, Sangkat Phsar Thmey I, Khan Don Penh, Phnom Penh.
    Telephone: 855-23 219 207

    Otherwise you would need to order through Apple's website:

    Apple

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