Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles you can blame Willie do for this one because he's just he's on the Internet. But this one is even Maur intense a little bit because in the time that we received the product, there's also been a dispute sort of launching off, popping off between this product and a different product. This happens to be like cardboard box. You don't know what it is, and then you're like, Oh, that's a keyboard sort of thing and you're right. It is a little cable on the inside. But what's unique about it, or interesting, is that this keyboard aims to turn your iPad pro into, Ah, full fledged laptop type of setup. Now, you may recall in the past, other products kind of similar to this, particularly from a company called Bridge. But without the trackpad, that was the missing piece. It was the missing link. This puts you squarely into Mac book territory. Now that you have the keyboard, the trackpad, this one even comes with, like a magnetic cover for the back of the iPad and this hinge system that lets you fool down the iPad screen as if it were a math book. Of course, it all matches up in the space gray. It's got the chick lit style keyboard. Apple has positioned its new iPad in many ways for marketing and even in the key note as a replacement for a computer. What's a computer? The girl in the commercial? What's What's computer will? What's a pewter? Uh, exactly Apple. They put out this product. This is the smart keyboard cover. It's super thin and light, but the keyboard itself, this soft touch material. I tried to live life without a laptop, and instead I replaced my laptop temporarily with an iPad pro in this case, and I started to miss the tact, ill ity and the scale of, ah, traditional keyboard. This baby goes for 200 Biggs. So these aren't cheap, even though they kind of look and feel a bit cheap. It's just it's It's so easy on and off. You want it to be versatile and work in these various situations. That's what Apple is pitching in the first place. Other products emerged like this one from Logic Tech, which gives you more protection for the iPad. As a case, it gives you tactile feedback on the keyboard because you a similar form factor, but it eliminates the ability to have be easy on off, because now you've got this rubber thing around the iPad. So then bridge came along. They came along with something that looked like this minus the trackpad, and these guys took it to the final place. You might expect it to go with the trackpad keyboard. The full thing. You're now turning your iPad essentially into a touch screen Mac book. This company here is called Liberal. They launched on Kickstarter, raised $230,000.1800 backers. At which point Bridge, who has a product similar to this They were like, Let's go ahead and and sue those guys are I don't know if they're officially suing them. But there's definitely a dispute because this product looks like the other product. Even though this one adds the trackpad. Now, all of this is culminating in this moment right here right now. Because the iPad recently got some new software, iPad OS, which I talked about on the show downstairs that aims to make the iPad Maur like a laptop which reignites this conversation about the iPad Mac book alternative. Well, those hinges feel fairly strong to begin with. Type C. This is an out D c out and then in so to charge it up. And I guess you can get some power out of it to charge your iPad from here. 0 4000 Milan power built in batteries. So sure you could. You could use this device to charge up your phone or plugging into your iPad for some extra battery life thistles. How you do it, and then you fold it down. When you go up like this, it kicks up the foot a little bit. Here. This is the hinge style that's causing the dispute, and it gives you a nice little angle to the keyboard itself, who that feels a lot like a laptop. Jack are there goes the print. They also include this back panel that just slides in like that. And now I guess you can just carry this around right like that? Yeah, it's magnetic, its magnetic as well. So you can pull that off, put it on whatever you choose. One of the nice things about this design You still have a spot for the pain, the pen at the top. But when you want it out. Oh my God, it comes out crazy. Easy. No, but there's tons of friction when you're going front the back. That's sort of what it looks like. One thing I was worried about was the multi tasking from the bottom. There, the pulling up like that, you could do it. But just keep in mind. You got a ridge there to compete with. So you really got to make sure you're down at the bottom of the display. It's just screened, starting at the very bottom. So that's kind of cool. And head over to blue, too. Oh, I got it. I paid keyboard. Here we go youtube dot com Look at that. Ooh, it's so strange. Every time you get the keyboard input by default, it keeps the onscreen keyboard off when you have a Bluetooth one attached so your screen real estate goes up a cz Well, while you're typing, you can see Maur of what you're typing. So let's go ahead. The quick brown. They're a little smaller. The keys are shorter this way, but once you've used it for a little bit, you're probably going to get used to it as the trackpad is a different story because you have to enable it. I believe as an accessibility thing. And there you could see the issue with reaching. I'm not reaching the bottom right now. Here you can use that button to go home instead. So you're probably going to be using the gestures less anyways. So keep in mind, this is a prototype. Things could change about this design at the moment. I think the iPad sits a little too low where the ability to multi task and head home the gesture from the bottom of the screen is a bit screwed up if it's sitting all the way down. If I push it all the way in all this and I can't reach that section who I got it working and it's, uh, better than I expected. The point there is like this target. Hang on a sec here, So assistive touch. Uh, scrolling sure has an auto hide feature 15 seconds. It will auto hide so you can see the screen better, I guess. All right, so it is a little circular style pointer. I think I'm gonna make it white. It's a bit brighter. The scrolling is definitely lag year. That's crazy. You're definitely gonna want to scroll like this. It's a tough one to analyze at this moment because it's a type of feature that Apple's letting you use but isn't really encouraging that you use. So I had to try a mouse. Now, is that how a mouse scrolls on here? Here's a mouse. Yeah, the scrolling is still a bit wonky. The pointing is good. It's okay, but it's still not what you might be used to on a laptop, and definitely when you're using the trackpad even more so it works. But it's a little Laghi. So what can I say? Maybe this is the reason why Bridge didn't release the trackpad version of their keyboard case for the moment, even though they say they're working on it. This is still a touch based OS when you start introducing these traditional input methods like T board in a track pad, which is what you would have in an environment where you couldn't reach up and touch screen. Now there's this overlap. My experience with this track pad right here sort of showcases some of the drawback, but it also showcases how good the touch input is on something like this. It does support gestures that does work as a track pad. But for me, particularly with an iPad, they're gonna want to reach up and touch it anyways. So I don't think the track tied should be the biggest differentiating factor for you. Three. Keyboard and battery, on the other hand, will probably increase your productivity. You can imagine. Will Apple releases another version, the next version of the software. Possibly they improve the assistive touch or make it a more native feature. And now people are happy they had the track packed, ready to go. Overall, it's a pretty cool package. It's still not enough for me to give up on laptops because all these flippy versatile examples to me don't offer enough of an improvement in functionality. For would I do where I still want a solid slab? I want to think Maur like a laptop.