The Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro 12.9 is, well, magic. It transforms your tablet into a laptop, complete with a responsive keyboard and a sleek design. But while it's a marvel of engineering, it's not exactly a fortress for your iPad.

In fact, it leaves some important aspects of your tablet exposed. That's where iPad sleeves come in. When you're on the go, should you consider pairing it with a dedicated Magic Keyboard sleeve for added protection?

While many iPad Pro sleeves fit your Apple tablet with a smart cover, very few are designed to handle the size of the 12.9 iPad Pro with a Magic Keyboard.

It doesn't matter if it's a simple nylon or a luxurious leather iPad sleeve, if it doesn't have the extra room the Magic Keyboard requires, it will not fit.

Let's take a closer look at why an iPad sleeve, specifically a Magic Keyboard sleeve may be the missing link in protecting your technology investment.

Is the Magic Keyboard an iPad Case Too?

Yes, the Magic Keyboard does function as an iPad case though not a very good one depending on your circumstances. If you need to transport it in a larger bag or backpack, it's a good idea to consider a dedicated Magic Keyboard sleeve.

Let's find out why.

The Magic Keyboard does have quite a few shortcomings when looking at it as a case. As an iPad accessory, the Magic Keyboard is undoubtedly a game-changer. It's slim, responsive, and seamlessly pairs with your iPad Pro. However, it's not without its limitations, especially when it comes to safeguarding your precious tech.

• Limited Edge Protection

The Magic Keyboard attaches to your Apple Pro tablet but leaves the edges of your device exposed. While it's an elegant solution for typing, it offers minimal coverage for the vulnerable aluminum rear panel and the expansive glass screen surface.
 These are the two most vulnerable areas when transporting the tablet.

• Apple Pencil Neglect

If you're an Apple Pencil enthusiast, you'll notice that the Magic Keyboard provides no secure home for your stylus. This leaves you to be constantly worrying about losing your expensive and essential accessory.

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The Case for a Magic Keyboard Sleeve

When you're on the move, whether for work, study, or leisure, ensuring your tech investments are well-protected is paramount. Here's why a dedicated iPad Pro Magic Keyboard sleeve makes sense.

• Comprehensive Coverage

A quality iPad Pro 12.9 sleeve with Magic Keyboard offers all-around protection. It envelops your tablet, safeguarding it from the nicks, bumps, and scratches that can occur during transit.

• Apple Pencil Security

A dedicated, well-designed iPad Pro Magic Keyboard sleeve should come with a custom-designed, secure pocket for your Apple Pencil. No more worrying about your stylus getting lost or damaged on your adventures.

• Magic Keyboard Cleanliness

For those who travel with Apple's typing wonder, a dedicated iPad Magic Keyboard sleeve will protect it from the hard knocks of life on the road, but will keep it clean as well.

One version of the keyboard comes in white. Anything white is hard to keep clean. A good quality iPad sleeve will keep your keyboard clean and your tablet shielded, all at once.

• Customized Fit

Many iPad sleeves are designed specifically for your tablet model but not for the Magic Keyboard. A dedicated sleeve for iPad Pro with Magic Keyboard will offer a snug, secure fit, ensuring that your tablet doesn't jostle around during transport.

• Protection from the Elements

If you're braving the great outdoors or facing unpredictable weather, some iPad sleeves come with water-resistant materials to keep your tech dry.

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Magic Keyboard Sleeve

Imagine you're a student who needs your Apple tablet for classes and your Magic Keyboard for note-taking. You're rushing to your next lecture when your backpack takes an accidental spill. Without a dedicated Magic Keyboard sleeve, your tech could be in peril.

Now, consider a professional who frequently travels for business meetings. Your iPad Pro 12.9 with the Magic Keyboard is your trusty sidekick for presentations and productivity. On the plane or in the back of a taxi, it's easy for your tech to take a hit without a protective sleeve.

Apple's ground-breaking typing tool elevates your iPad Pro's functionality to new heights. But when it comes to safeguarding your device against life's little mishaps, a dedicated Magic Keyboard sleeve can be your best friend.

Whether you're a student, a professional, or an enthusiast who wants to protect your tech investment, consider the advantages of adding an extra layer of defense. Your Magic Keyboard-equipped iPad Pro 12.9 deserves nothing less.

Jody K. Deane
by Jody K. Deane November 03, 2023
Tags: ipad sleeve

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