Smart Keyboard worth it for “creatives” ?
I just ordered the 12.9 and will mainly use it for photo editing but also media consumption. My only problem is I really couldn’t decide if I should get the Smart Keyboard or just the Smart Folio. While i really like the idea of having a real keyboard which then gives me the full screen of the iPad while typing, I wonder if it really is worth the downsides i can think of or already read:
– People say it makes everything heavier compared to just the folio and also slightly thicker
– it only allows the ipad to stand up in two positions and there is no horizontal/flat position available. This one would really bug me as i guess using the pen, doing photo edits, drawing and such will not be fun when the ipad is standing instead of lying at an angle like you can do it with the smart folio.
– it offers less protection on the screen because of all the space between the leyboard buttons when closed. Dust and dirt will also get in between and i guess you will also see the squared keyboard buttons on the screen from the dirt and smudges.
So I wonder: whats your experience? Is the normal folio better if you are less into writing and mor into using the pen alot? Photo editing, video cutting, and such stuff. Or are the cons I listed above so small that the pros of using the keyboard when you really have to write something outweight them? I just wonder if I am better of canceling my smart folio order and should get the smart keyboard instead, but fear that in the end I will not use it that much, and that it will actually hinder me when using the pen because of its positioning