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Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

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Typing Comfort:

While its raindrop top shape makes for a slight curve at the upper end visually, the keyboard lies mostly flat on its four rubber pads at the back side, so your wrists might be more strained than with the typical slightly elevated setup of full-size keyboards. The rubber pads at the bottom provide a very tight grip, so you can't just push around the keyboard while typing, which is important with such a small unit.

Typing on the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
Typing on the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

Typing on the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad


The keys are island-style, separated from one another and the whole typing area feels wider than we are used to with other such keyboards, due to the very thin bezel left on the sides. The QWERTY setup also provides some iPad specific keys, like a search button, or functions for locking its screen, or controlling the music/video playback.

The keys are island-style - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
The keys are island-style - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review
The keys are island-style - Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad Review

The keys are island-style


Typing with the well-spaced keys is very easy, initial pairing is pretty straightforward with the connect button, and there is no Bluetooth lag we've experienced on some similar products. The keys have a very good amount of travel for such a thin keyboard and provide excellent feedback. Despite the deep travel, the buttons are also very quiet, so you and the people around don't feel like they are in the presence of a courtroom typist from the 60s.


Conclusion:

For $69.99, and even less from 3rd party retailers, the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad costs on the low end of similar products, and comes with the renowned Logitech build quality. The sleeve protection that doubles as a stand when you snap it together with the flap inside is an added bonus. The place where the sleigh snaps to hold the stand together is the only weak point, as it takes a bit of pushing to do it, and the plastic feels a tad flimsy.

The actual key spacing, travel and feedback are excellent, so the set can indeed provide for an improvised office when out and about. Whether it is more comfortable than simply carrying a small notebook around – well, if you already got an iPad and need to type a lot on it, there is not much else to do, but get a good Bluetooth keyboard, and that's what the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for iPad provides.

Pros

  • Quiet keys with very good tactile feedback
  • The keyboard case doubles as a stand

Cons

  • The plastic flap is hard to attach and feels flimsy
  • The keyboard+case setup is quite heavy
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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: 31; 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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