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  • PQ Opinions: The Smart Keyboard is Not An iPad Pro Case

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    Last year Apple released the 11 and 12.9 inch iPad Pro to plenty of welcoming hands. And like the iPad Pro models before it, it came with a lightweight Smart Keyboard. Mimicking a computer with the ability to attach a keyboard while still having the touchscreen and lightweight travel compatibility, it was device for all kinds of tech enthusiasts. It is meant to be an iPad Pro Case, but... it's lacking in the case side of things. Let's just say it's about as protective as a football helmet for a quarterback.

    It's shocking when looking on the market to see that Apple and case companies alike have yet to invent a protective and stylish case that pairs the iPad Pro and Smart Keyboard together. While there are plenty of great, high quality iPad Pro cases on the market, they often don't let the keyboard be paired with them easily.

    The Definition of an iPad Pro Case

     

    When we are talking about a case, let’s be clear, it’s meant to be protective. From Webster’s dictionary:

    case2/kās/
    
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    noun
    
    noun: case; plural noun: cases
    
    1. a container designed to hold or protect something.        
    “he placed the trumpet safely in its velvet-lined case"

     

    The Smart Keyboard is supposed to be that case. With it's wraparound design, it's a lightweight multifunctional case. Unfortunately, anyone who owns a Smart Keyboard knows it's less case and more keyboard. While the design is an upgrade from the 2017 version, it still lacks the protection you need.

    The thin design offers some protection from scratches, but does little in terms of drop protection. And the plastic design leaves much to be desired for, including something a little more elegant and professional. Overall, it's a great concept with a poorly executed design.

    Are there cases that pair the iPad and Smart Keyboard together?

     

    So what is one person to do? Unfortuatnely for now, it seems like no companies have jumped on the chance to create something with a bit more protection. If only there was a case the was lightweight, durable and offered full protection for both the Smart Keyboard and iPad Pro. It’s an open opportunity for a case company just waiting to be snapped up.

    If someone (cough cough Mr. PQ) is smart enough to do it, be the first to know by signing up for our newsletter!

  • How to Find a Lost iPhone 11 (Or Any Device Running iOS 13)

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    It's no fun to misplace your phone, but Apple has provided a way to track it down and recover it. However, with iOS 13 (& macOS Catalina) their tracking system has gotten a rebrand. "Find my iPhone", "Find my Mac", "Find my iPad", and "Find My Friends" are all now the same app called "Find My". It can be scary to lose your device, so we'll to cut the chase. This is how to track down your lost iPhone using iOS 13 or macOS Catalina:

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  • Father's Day Gift Guide 2019 by Pad & Quill - 6 Unique Luxury Gifts for Dad

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    Over the years, Dad has done a lot for you. He played hours of catch in the backyard, helped you settle into your dorm, treated you to some real food during college... not to mention all the advice and wisdom he gave you. No one else deserves celebration more than your Dad. The best way to celebrate it?

    A luxury gift that shows him you really were listening. You'll need to pick something that is luxurious, functional, and rugged. It's hard to find an item that ticks all the boxes! However, while shopping for Dad has never been easy, it's worth the extra effort! We selected our most luxurious, most stylish, and most enduring items just for Dad. We have stylish gifts for every type of father, from the best-dressed businessman to the great outdoorsman and everyone in between. Don't put off picking up your gift until it's too late. Here's what Dad actually wants this Father's Day...

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  • PQ Style: The Incredible History of the Herringbone Fabric

    Chances are, you are familiar with the herringbone pattern. In fact, you might even own a few pieces in your own wardrobe. Here at Pad and Quill, we love unearthing the unique stories of things in our everyday lives. Over the centuries, it's embarked on a long journey. After serving as the building blocks of an ancient empire, herringbone then evolved into a gentleman's fabric.

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  • 4 Tips For How To Clean Your AirPods

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    Let's face it, AirPods travel with us everywhere and they get gross. From the busy airport to a hard workout to jostling around in your bag... they're probably overdue for a cleaning.  When you pay more than $160 for AirPods, it's totally understandable that you'd want them to last! Now is a great time to give them a Spring clean. Prevent long-lasting crud buildup by giving your AirPods consistent cleanings. Here's how...

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  • Getting to Know the New iPad Pros

    The new iPad Pro 11 and 12.9 are the most powerful, advanced iPads ever. Their all-screen display, magnetic pairing with the Apple Pencil, and the lightning-fast A12X Bionic Chip. They're incredibly competent. How do you know if you're unlocking their full potential?

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  • iPad Pro 11 Reviews: Should You Buy an iPad Pro 11?

     

    The new iPad Pros are out, and the general consensus is that they're great, as expected. However, the Apple community seems to be divided on questions such as, Are they worth upgrading to? Can the new Pros replace your laptop? Is it a tablet only for professionals, or can casual users benefit too? We rounded up 5 of the top iPad Pro 11 reviews on the market to get to the bottom of those questions.

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  • How to Make a Leather iPad Case

    Our cases for the iPads are an industry game-changer. We take our enduring designs and pair them with American full-grain leather to create individual masterpieces. Our inspiration is stoked by our entrepreneurial spirit and a love of the craft. Our designs are our way of honoring the past while looking to the future. American bridle leather has a supple and hardworking nature inspired our Oxford leather iPad Pro case and the inspiration for our Traveler cases came from a family heirloom. Join us along our journey in crafting a case for the iPad.

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  • How to Make an iPad Pro Case Like A Book with Pad & Quill Style

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    Back in 2010, we were a small startup with big dreams, to craft Apple accessories that are as functional as they are beautiful. After all, who wouldn't want to make a case for the iPad? Since then, we've gathered the best materials, located the best artisans, and honed our designs over time. When the new iPad Pros came out, we knew we'd be making new landmark cases for them. Take a look behind the scenes, and accompany us on the journey that is making durable traditionally bound book-style Contega Thin case for iPad Pro 11 & iPad Pro 12.9 3rd Gen! Continue reading

  • The 2018 iPad Pro Buying Guide: iPad Pro 11 vs. 12.9 vs. 10.5

    The new iPad Pros are out! Apple just launched their latest generation of iPad Pros. Which one is the best fit for you? Which iPad is better? The iPad Pro 11 or 12.9 or last year's 10.5? If you visit their shop, you'll notice there a lot of options. Then, options for the options within those options...yikes. It's hard to parse, and full of industry jargon. You ought to be enthralled by your Apple ecosystem, so we decided to break it all down and help you decide which is the best iPad Pro for you!

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