This inexpensive case has protected my iPad Pro from all sorts of drops and scrapes. And I haven’t lost my Apple Pencil once since using this case (lost two previously-ouch!). My smart folio stopped working but this case still protects. I wonder if it would work with any third party folios or keyboards?
If I had known about this case when I brought my iPad Pro 11" I would not have a crack in the screen. I have the Apple keyboard case but the iPad slips off the case quite easily and it has fallen a few times. It now has a crack in the screen after falling face down onto a small screw. It still works well and the cost of replacing the screen is almost more than the current value of the iPad but the crack is very annoying. This case holds the iPad in place in the keyboard case firmly without adding bulk and allows me to still use the Apple Keyboard case which I like using as the keys are encased in silicon so the keys do not fall off and dirt does not get in. It also allows me to put an image between the i-Blason case and the Apple case making it easy to tell mine apart from others. Since installing the case, the iPad has not come loose from the keyboard case once, the pen stays in place securely and the edges of the case are protected. Very good value for money. I hope i-Blason can make one for the new iPad Pro keyboard case.