Apple sells a 29W USB-C adapter (that comes bundled with the 12-inch MacBook) for $49. Add Apple’s 1 meter USB-C to Lightning priced at $25, and you’re spending around 75 bucks just to fast charge an iPhone 8 or X. Considering these iPhones start at 700 dollars and above, the least you could expect was fast charging out of the box (but hey, at least the base SKUs come with an ample 64GB of storage now).
Alternatively, you could buy a compatible Aukey USB-PD charger + Metrans USB-C to Lightning cable for a total of $35.
The iPad Pro, since its launch a couple of years ago, has been pitched by Apple as a replacement for computers (your mileage may vary though). Apple even created several fun commercials to drive this point home.
But in most of those ads, you’ll an iPad Pro propped up on the Apple Smart Keyboard accessory. The fact that this keyboard isn’t part of the standard package may be something that every potential buyers may not know. The iPad Pro 10.5-inch starts at $649, and goes all the way up to a thousand dollars for higher storage and cellular connectivity. And then you have to spend $159 to buy the Smart Keyboard case ($169 if you’re buying the 12.9-inch iPad Pro).
So, what is so smart about this keyboard case? Like iPad Smart Covers from the past, it magnetically sticks to the tablet’s side, covering the screen. Fold it into a triangle and the iPad rests at an angle with the keyboard at the bottom, mimicking a laptop-like appearance. The keys aren’t as clicky as the MacBook Pros with the butterfly mechanism, but are fairly easy to type on. And the keyboard receives power and communicates to the iPad with golden contact points, which Apple calls the “Smart Connector”, so there’s no need for Bluetooth pairing or a battery in the keyboard.
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