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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
Introduction:

While not the svelte Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the new iPad from Logitech, the cheaper Tablet Keyboard from the accessory maker aims to please road warriors on a budget, who need to do a lot of typing.

Logitech has combined it with a tablet stand that serves as a protective sleeve, in the hope to lure you with the 3-in-1, but has the renowned accessory maker managed to make the combo compelling enough in the sea of iPad paraphernalia? Read on out review to find out...


Design and Features:

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad slides in a plastic case, which can quickly be unfolded to a tablet stand if need be, making the whole 14oz (398g) setup a pretty useful travel tool, albeit weighing almost as much as a 7” slate.

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad slides in a plastic case - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad slides in a plastic case - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad slides in a plastic case - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

The Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad slides in a plastic case


The Bluetooth keyboard slides in an out of the case easily, yet the blue lining inside, and its curved shape provide a tight grip, so it wouldn't fall from the case even if you hold it upside down or toss it around in a hurry. The tablet keyboard sports a tubular upper end, where the batteries go, which makes it a snap to pull it out of the case. The AAA batteries that come with it are non-rechargeable, but Bluetooth keyboards usually last quite a long time, and Logitech provides a spare set for when the first duo runs out.

There is an on/off Bluetooth switch top right, and next to it we have two green indicators for the Bluetooth radio and the battery charge. At the bottom we have a recessed connectivity key, and the lid for the battery compartment that takes two AAAs.

On/off Bluetooth switch - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
Connectivity key - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
Battery compartment - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

On/off Bluetooth switch

Connectivity key

Battery compartment


The case halves snap together via their magnetic sides, not clips or other contraptions, so you can easily open it slightly and form a stand on which to lean the iPad. The tablet gets secured from sliding forward when leaning back on the stand by a folding sleigh that snaps at the bottom of the case. The plastic of the sleigh feels a bit flimsy when trying to latch it to the dedicated slit in the case, but you get used to it, and, once mastered, it makes the whole stand form a stable triangle, on which you can lean the iPad vertically or horizontally.

The case halves snap together - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

The case halves snap together



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posted on 19 Apr 2012, 19:32 1

1. plgladio (Posts: 311; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Why things like this are not coming in Li batteries, which can also be re-charged while typing even? I would point that in CONS..
But I've seen this thing, it looks great.

posted on 19 Apr 2012, 22:22

2. fenixsama (Posts: 32; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


it's heavy. heavier than the ipad itself. period.

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 03:48

4. mybow01 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


After using Logitech keyboard for my ipad ,I must say it is a great keyboard. I have seen the keyboard from this site jsxltech.com/products/cube-wireless-bluetooth-keyb​oard-for-apple-ipad-2-3-4-with-built-in-5500-mah-b​attery-and-built-in-stereo-speaker-turns-your-ipad​-into-a-real-macbook-air .

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