Typing on the virtual keyboard on an iPad is certainly possible, but sometimes there is nothing quite like the real thing if you need to input large amounts of text. There are many separate keyboards you could use with the iPad including Apple's own, but few offer the compact services of the iMage.

Supplied in a faux leather iPad case, the detachable keyboard is magnetic and docks with the case forming a compact, if rather heavy, form factor. The keyboard itself is well made, but too small for speedy touch typing, and, in fact, too small for anyone with large fingers and hands. We also noticed that the slightly raised battery pack sometimes interfered with the spacebar.

Tablet Advisor

The iMage is pretty versatile. Although the keyboard is made for the iPad, we were also able to pair it with a Mac desktop and an iPhone. After a full battery charge (three hours) you can type for around two days.

iMage for iPad: Specs

  • Bluetooth wireless connection to iPad
  • detachable 6mm Bluetooth keyboard with 10M range
  • Bluetooth keyboard charges with supplied micro USB cable
  • micro USB cable can also be used in iPad mains wall charger
  • 261x202x31mm
  • 560g
  • Bluetooth wireless connection to iPad
  • detachable 6mm Bluetooth keyboard with 10M range
  • Bluetooth keyboard charges with supplied micro USB cable
  • micro USB cable can also be used in iPad mains wall charger
  • 261x202x31mm
  • 560g

OUR VERDICT

If you do a lot of typing on your iPad, and also want an additional keyboard for your Mac, the iMage is a superb buy.

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