Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad can last two years on a full charge
0. phoneArena 03 May 2012, 08:02 posted on
For those of you independent types that hate cables and long-term relationships, Logitech just outed its Solar Keyboard Folio for the new iPad. It serves as an iPad case, cover, Bluetooth keyboard, and a generic binder, as any self-respecting tablet folio does, but there's much more to it...
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2. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
I love how you left the price for this keyboard towards the end.
"Oh it's only $129.99. Pssssh, no big deal."
3. Xquisite (Posts: 87; Member since: 23 Apr 2012)
Lasting two years with a full charge is a big deal.
5. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
To be honest the fact that it's a folio case with a bluetooth keyboard, a battery, and a solar panel on it $129.99 is not bad.
I spent more than that on headphones... never mind something like this.
I think it's a great price.
4. f1r3z0r (Posts: 89; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)
But it does not charge the iPad! So it isn't good at all
6. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
What external iPad keyboard can? With the dock connector at the side, it would not be possible.
The charge life of these keyboards are something like 6 months. I would sooner worry about just charging the iPad versus having to worry about my keyboard too.
7. theoak (Posts: 324; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)
Personally, I like this over the super thin keyboard that Logitech just released just because this solution offers full protection. I would be bulkier.
Right now is supports two positions via the notches on the side. If they had more notches, it could provide more viewing angles. That is my only real criticism.
With the nickle batteries, after 2 years, expect it being pretty dead. Mind you a lithium solution would probably be at 50% battery life also.
Granted, in two years, you would have moved up the New New New iPad anyway ;)