If you’re rocking an iPad Pro without a keyboard, you’re kind of missing the point of the device. The iPad Pro is designed to function like a laptop, just with tablet functionality and portability.
For this reason, to get the absolute most from the iPad Pro you’re going to need a decent keyboard. In addition to this, the keyboard will have to be compatible with the iPad Pro too.
Most of the well-known keyboard options for the iPad Pro retail for well over £100 – some cost in excess of £150. But fear not… there are plenty of options for those on a budget.
Below are some of our favourite iPad Pro keyboards (that retail for less than £100). They’re all solid options too that’ll go the distance and add in plenty of functionality to your iPad Pro.
And, as I said: they’re all priced under £100/$100.
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
Best Price – Amazon (£84.99)
This keyboard will connect to ANY device that has Bluetooth. It folds up as well, which makes it ultra-portable. Beyond this, it’s a damn good keyboard as well. And because it’s so portable, you can pretty much carry it anywhere.
Yes, it’s a Microsoft product. But Microsoft has built this device with Apple products in mind; it has full support for iOS as well as macOS. There’s even a Mac Command key.
- Can pair with two devices at the same time
- Three-month battery life (and it’s rechargeable).
Griffin Wired Keyboard with Lightning Connector
Best Price – Amazon (£37.14)
This one is SUPER cheap. It is also closer to a traditional keyboard than the other units on this list. The Griffin Wired Keyboard with Lightning Connector is an ideal choice for those on a budget or those that want something very similar to a standard keyboard.
It’s not as portable as the Microsoft one, nor is it waterproof, but it will fit inside most bags and it definitely gets the job done when it comes to on the move productivity. It also doesn’t use Bluetooth, meaning you have to plug it into the iPad.
And while this might sound like a negative, it’s actually not because plenty of places – phones, government buildings – block Bluetooth. It also means the iPad will power the keyboard, meaning you do not need to worry about charging it ever.
- Wired Connection
- Full Support For Apple Shortcuts
- Great For Frequent Flyers
- Best Cost-Effective Option