Type. On a totally new type of keyboard.For many, a keyboard remains a convenient way to put thoughts down and get work done. The Smart Keyboard — available for both the 9.7‑inch and 12.9‑inch iPad Pro — features innovative technologies that free you from switches, plugs, and even pairing. It’s a perfect blend of utility and portability. Available in British and US English. CoverEasy to use. Even easier to take with you.Simply unfold the Smart Keyboard when you need it. Fold it to create a slim and lightweight cover when you don’t. The elegant design is durable enough to withstand everyday use. And your 23rd draft.Shortcuts at your fingertips.iOS 9 works seamlessly with the Smart Keyboard, adding a variety of useful QuickType features to your iPad Pro.Bold, italicise or underline — even copy and paste — with just a couple of taps. The onscreen Shortcut Bar can also be customised for third-party apps, so the tools you need are always just where you need them.Perform even more useful commands on your iPad Pro — like switching between apps or bringing up search — with familiar keyboard shortcuts on your Smart Keyboard. You can even interact with apps using their own built-in shortcuts. Just press and hold the Command key to see shortcuts in any app that supports them. Keyboard shortcutsNo plugs. No switches. No pairing.The Smart Connector transfers both data and power between iPad Pro and the Smart Keyboard — no batteries or charging required. Just attach the Smart Keyboard, then start typing. And when you disconnect, an onscreen keyboard automatically reappears.Smart ConnectorPowerful communication. Powered in a brand‑new way.To take full advantage of the Smart Connector, we created a unique conductive fabric that allows the two-way flow of power and data. Placed between a protective polyurethane outer layer and a soft microfibre inner lining, it helps make the Smart Keyboard anything but conventional.Innovation across the board.Unlike traditional keyboards, there are no gaps between keys to trap crumbs or coffee. Instead, the keys have been laser ablated into a single sheet of durable custom-woven fabric. It provides the spring-like tension for each key, eliminating the need for bulky conventional mechanisms. The fabric is also coated in a water- and stain-resistant finish.