As someone who has a ton of Apple devices, I am well aware of the temptation to stay within the Apple ecosystem. This includes accessories like Airpods, phone cases, dongles, etc. When I recently bought an IPad Air though, I did some thorough research about the best cases for it.
I was looking for a case that would allow me to type well (have an actual keyboard), protect the IPad, and not be too heavy to lug around. My first instinct was to go with the Magic Keyboard, which is made by Apple and is the most typical option. Given that the Magic Keyboard is $300 (over half the price of the actual IPad) though, I decided to look around to see if there were any other options. One option that stood out to me was the ESR Ascend Case; the case covers and protects the IPad well, has a great keyboard (even has a trackpad), and is relatively light and portable (and has many different angles to stand the IPad up in). The price of the Ascend was also appealing too, as it is under $100.
I decided to get the ESR Ascend Case and save $200 off the Magic Keyboard. The first one I got wasn’t turning on for some reason so I had to return it; however, the customer support team was relatively good and got me a replacement in a reasonable time. This case works perfectly and is exactly what I am looking for in an IPad case. Overall, it is just as good (if not better) than what I would’ve expected to get from the Magic Keyboard case, for 1/3 the price. If I ever need to buy any accessories for Apple products again, I will be sure to take a further look at ESR!
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