I’ve been a long time fan of the Dodocase. Ever since they first came out. I even still have my 508/100 First Edition card.
But the time has come that using their setup is getting limited. When I upgraded to the iPad Pro a few weeks ago, I wanted to use the Pencil, a Keyboard and keep my Dodocase. The Dodocase I had didn’t have the little loop for the pencil yet so I solved that.
After checking out reviews online and in person almost EVERY keyboard on the market including trying to hack my own setup, I finally decided the Apple Smart Keyboard was the most practical because it’s so slim and easily removable. If only it could work with my Dodocase…
I probably wouldn’t have done this if I paid full retail for the Dodocase and the ridiculously expensive Apple Silicon back. But I actually got them both included with the iPad Pro that I bought on eBay. So hack away.
I started by carefully ripping out the Dodocase tray. This tray sucks anyway. I broke off one of thin plastic strips by the volume keys the first time I took my iPad out of this case. The one by the smart connector went next. The Dodocase for the Mini didn’t have these. I had to cut it off completely and sand it down.
With a little elbow grease, it came out. A heat gun probably would’ve helped.
I then used Permatex RTV Silicon Adhesive (this is important as most adhesives don’t stick to silicon) to glue the Apple Silicon Back into the Dodocase book cover. And TA-DA!!! Of course, you won’t be able to close the Dodocase with the keyboard attached but that wasn’t the point. I liked just quickly removing the keyboard and I’m back to my Dodocase’d iPad Pro.