Kensington Keylite Keyboard Folio: avoid this iPad keyboard like the plague

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Kensington Keylite Keyboard Folio: avoid this iPad keyboard like the plague

Kensington’s latest iPad keyboard case takes inspiration from Microsoft. It uses similar technology to the Microsoft Surface Touch Cover, featuring a touch-sensitive Bluetooth keyboard with “liquid- and dust-proof” keys and a leatherette shell that both protects your iPad and acts as a stand.

Alas, it doesn’t make a good first impression. We had to manhandle the tabs that hold the iPad before they’d remain firmly in place, and in keyboard mode our iPad had a worrying tendency of slipping back and crashing to the desk.
 
Despite lacking mechanical keys, the Keyboard Folio weighs 356g, bringing the overall weight of the iPad up to almost a kilogram.
 
Also, the magnets in the cover have a rather irritating habit of switching the iPad on and off when you don’t want them to.
 
The worst thing by far, however, is the keyboard itself. The keys aren’t sensitive at all, requiring a firm, pin-point tap to register a keypress, and we found the spacebar particularly erratic.
 
If you’re looking for a decent keyboard case for your iPad, do yourself a favour: avoid this one like the plague. 
 
Looking for more iPad keyboards? Click here for our review of 5 iPad keyboards
Kensington Keylite Keyboard Folio
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If you’re looking for a decent keyboard case for your iPad, do yourself a favour: avoid this one like the plague. Read why.
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