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    I'm considering buying the Apple Wireless Keyboard to carry with my iPad on business trips so I can leave my MacBook Pro at home but have some questions:

    1 - Is it a Bluetooth keyboard?
    2 - Does it work with both the iPad and iPhone 4?
    3 - Will I have to "configure" it to separate devices?
    4 - Does it have an Off/On switch or is it "On" all the time?

    Thank you very much for your help.
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    1. Yes

    2. With the iPad yes. Can't say if it does with an iPhone.

    3. Yes, (maybe)

    4. Yes, you can turn it off to save battery power.

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    I use my Apple Wireless BT keyboard from time to time with my iPad. Works great. You have to pair it with the iPad, but after that works great.

    I have it paired with my iMac and iPad. Works fine as long as both are not on at the same time, then the first system to boot up grabs the keyboard!

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    Thanks for your responses. I'll be buying one soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    I use my Apple Wireless BT keyboard from time to time with my iPad. Works great. You have to pair it with the iPad, but after that works great.

    I have it paired with my iMac and iPad. Works fine as long as both are not on at the same time, then the first system to boot up grabs the keyboard!
    I have thought about using my Apple Wireless KB with my iPad too. But what about the TrackPad? Any usability with iPad?
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    As an alternative, especially if your traveling light is the Zagg BT Keyboard, that doubles as a case for the iPad. iPad Folio Case With Keyboard | iPad 2 Folio Cover | ZAGGfolio

    I have the first iteration of this keyboard, and it works great, although the keys are close together. I will be getting the second one in a week or so. I like this solution because it is less bulky than the Apple wireless keyboard. I do like the Apple wireless keyboard, but for traveling, I think for saving space, this could be a great alternative.

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    Just to throw this out there - I recently tried out an iPad with this keyboard/case from Logitech. The nice thing about it over the Apple BT keyboard is not only is it a case (I can't really speak to how well it protects against drops and bumps) but it is also a keyboard specifically designed for use with the iPad. Being an iPad specific keyboard, it has iPad specific buttons such as a home button which doesn't sound all the impressive but is nice to have if you don't want to take your hand off the keyboard.
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    Van, I also own Apple Keyboard/Dock for the iPad. The Home key does come in handy so as you said, you don't have to take your fingers off the keyboard. Really saves time sometimes.

    Only Negative with me on the Apple one is you have to have the iPad in Portrait mode. I much prefer it in Landscape. Apps so much larger with way more room to display. So that Logitech set might be worth looking into for serious mobile use of the iPad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Razormac View Post
    I have thought about using my Apple Wireless KB with my iPad too. But what about the TrackPad? Any usability with iPad?
    No, I tried my Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse. Nothing. They show up in BT I think but do nothing. I am guessing IOS does not have any mouse support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtravis7 View Post
    No, I tried my Magic Trackpad and Magic Mouse. Nothing. They show up in BT I think but do nothing. I am guessing IOS does not have any mouse support.
    Thanks, good to know.
    I've always wanted to be smart, handsome and modest. But, I guess I'll have to be satisfied with two out of three . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    Just to throw this out there - I recently tried out an iPad with this keyboard/case from Logitech.
    This was the first iteration I was referencing. Works like a charm.

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    I can confirm that the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard (which is the only wireless keyboard they currently sell, the aluminum one) works with Macs, iPads and iPhone 4s (and presumably the latest generation of iPod Touch).

    The magic trackpad cannot work with an iDevice because iDevices don't run an OS that supports mouse input, which is essentially what the trackpad is for.

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