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Logitech - Slim Combo Keyboard Folio Case for Apple® 10.5" iPad® Pro and iPad® Air - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 792 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Second attempt at liking it worked!

    Posted
    Tower72
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    I started off picking this up, because Logitech has a good history with keyboards and iPads. One of the main selling points for me was to ability to use the Apple connector that came with my 10.5 Pro. I played around with it for a few days, but the Zagg one had a feature that I missed from my last keyboard, the multicolor lights behind the keys. After exchanging this for that one, I came to dislike that one because it was a bluetooth keyboard, and everytime it went to sleep, it seemed to take a few seconds to re-connect to the iPad before I could use it, which was a pretty big annoyance for me. After weighing my options, I picked this one back up, and have given it a longer shot, and this is what I found. For starters, I LOVE the ability to use the built in connector to use this. It wakes up instantly, and there is no waiting between that initial keypress and having it show up on the screen. The backlights are nothing more then a plain white color, with 3 different settings, OFF DIM OR BRIGHT, and in a dark room, bright is bright lol. As I mentioned before, there is no wait between keypress and showing up. There is a handly hotkey bar up on top for things like brightness, screen dim, media controls, and the ability to lock the iPad itself and turn the screen off. The keyboard also acts as a cover, and is a seperate piece, along with the clamshell back. While it does its job, the magnets that hold the cover in place leave something to be desired as keyboard can wiggle around while being used as a cover. The clamshell back has a built in stand, which folds into the shell, and has 4 different functions. A regular stand without the keyboard attached, a stand with the keyboard attached are 2 of them, aside from the regular uses of something like a basic clamshell. THe physical buttons are properly covered and easy to press, and there is also a cloth type loop attached on the side for storage of the Apple Pencil, which is also a neat little feature. There is also a rather large lip surrounding the screen, so laying it facedown with an iPad it in, will keep the screen from touching anything when set down in this position. If I could change 2 things about it, I would allow the user the ability to change the colors of the LEDs behind the keys, and give the back shell a feature I have seen on some other normal cases, speaker redirect slots. Overall, I like the combo, aside from what I mentioned above. Also, since it is powered by the iPad itself, there is no need to recharge it, and even with it connected, battery life takes a very minimal hit, as the keyboard goes to “sleep” 5 seconds or so after last keypress.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    MMMMM BATTERY NOM NOM NOM

    Posted
    NigelWD
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    This case has a lot of noteworthy positives with one major--and in my case fatal--flaw. The actual "protective" part of the case is slightly better than the average single-layer plastic case in that it has a slight lip, meaning if you drop your iPad face-down the screen will not take as direct an impact. It's slightly thicker than the Zagg case I previously tried, too. What the overall case lacks versus the Zagg is protective power "at rest." The keyboard part of the case only attaches to the main part via a magnet, and the magnetic connect is to the IPAD and not the case itself, meaning it simply will not stay closed securely. The keyboard itself is the best part of the entire ensemble. Even for a gaming keyboard aficionado like myself, the full-sized Logitech keyboard was pretty solid for portable typing needs. I recognize this is the major reason one would look at this case in the first place and that my own desire for hardcore protection is not the norm. But the keyboard has a "feature" that ends up being a huge drawback: the Smart Connector power supply. It sounds nice not to have to charge the keyboard separately as it runs off the iPad. But this keyboard eats battery like crazy even at rest. I put the iPad in my backpack at 100% charge at 9 A.M. the first morning I had it. By the time I got to court at 10:30 my iPad battery was at 55%. That's nearly half the battery drained in an hour and a half of doing nothing, when the Pro by itself will handle a full day of HD video watching, gaming, or other intensive use on a single charge. By the time my work day was over at 2:30 the iPad was down to 12%. Not only is this pitiful in terms of efficiency, it significantly decreases the utility of the case AND the device. If for some reason you can keep your iPad separate from the keyboard all day except during times of use, AND you have zero concerns about drop damage, this may be a case for you. I simply cannot recommend it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than Smart Keyboard

    Posted
    HMCS
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    I really wanted to like Apple Smart Keyboard. However, the clacking of the keys when I typed really bugged me. I could just imagine what it would sound like if I was typing notes at a meeting when everything else was silent! The Logitech keyboard has many positives: quiet keys, protection for the back as well as IPAD screen, Apple Pencil storage, backlit keys, magnetic on/off with closure, multilevel tilt options. As for negatives,.the lock key is very close to ‘delete’ key, so it’s easy to turn off the screen. However, it comes back on with touch of any key! so I’ve since changed my opinion of it as a positive. Kind of a nice way to save battery when you are in between notes. I wish it was a bit lighter, but the all round protection it provides for the IPAD is worth the little extra weight. The 1/2” ‘gusset’ that connects the keyboard with the magnet on the IPAD make the connection floppy. However, it also makes it easy to simply remove the keyboard and hold the IPAD only using the back cover. The cost includes items I would have had to purchase additionally with the Smart Keyboard, i.e. a cover for the back and pencil holder. So, for me, the Logitech Slim Keyboard Case is a keeper and will complement my IPAD PRO 10.5” functionality, since I am not a fan of typing on the screen keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great idea, horrible build quality

    Posted
    ChadInMontana
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    I purchased this 16 days ago, mostly because I liked the protection it offered versus the Apple keyboard and because it has the extra row of function keys that seem very useful. I'm doing some consulting, so I started taking my iPad Pro 10.5" instead of my laptop to take notes and create documentation in MS Word. The keyboard and iPad combo worked perfectly for the first week, and I was excited about the potential it had for my lifestyle and work requirements. I did not have an opportunity to use the keyboard portion for most of the second week, but when I did need it on day 15 of ownership (which happens to be the end of the return window) I found it to be completely unusable! The under-workings of the keyboard now appear to be bowed up in the middle, specifically under the space bar. It is so bad that the center of the space bar has no range of movement, only the left and right edges do. When I opened up Word to try typing, I either got continuous random spaces, or more often got ONLY spaces as it was stuck producing the space character until I removed the keyboard from the connector. It also killed my battery in about 6 hours despite no iPad use today, presumable because it was continuously sending the iPad a space character and not allowing it to sleep. I have initiated a warranty request, but the cheap build quality has me worried that even if they replace it for me something similar will happen again in the future. If this had happened before the 15 day return window, I would have returned it and purchased the Apple Keyboard. To leave this on a positive note, the adjustable leg and the case that covers the iPad are solid, offer excellent viewing options, and are extremely functional.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better options than the Apple version

    Posted
    JDThird
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    I'm not sure how people are having this "disconnect" and "pop off" of the ipad while they're typing. Unless they have this on some really soft surface, in which case that may happen with any magnetically connected keyboard. On a desk, it's solid. Just like a laptop. Much like the MIcrosoft Surface, this isn't lappable though, and for the exact same reasons. But I wasn't looking for something to make my iPad into a laptop - just something to make my iPad pro more usable in situations where I may be traveling and don't feel like dragging my laptop and accessories with. And for that, this nails it pretty well. Keyboard is surprisingly responsive and comfortable to use. I am a very fast touch typist so that's critical to me. I like all the quick feature keys on top, which was one of the biggest reasons I picked this over the Apple version. Not having to deal with keeping a bluetooth keyboard charged was another factor I liked about this. Nothing is worse than needing the keyboard and realizing it wasn't charged recently. Unlike the Apple keyboard, this has a case for full all around protection from scratches, but this isn't a Pelican case, so don't drop it... It adds bulk, but this isn't my daily case so I don't care. I have a slim leather case and cover that I use when i don't need a keyboard and want portability, but this thicker case will still be less than I deal with lugging around my laptop. I have to return mine though, bought new but apparently Best Buy thinks someone's returned items that aren't even resealed should count as "new" but other than Best Buy failing, I don't really have any complaint about this keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features

    Posted
    Casey
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    Overall I really like this keyboard case better than the apple version. I love that it has a hard case that protects around the edges of my iPad in case I drop it. I really love that the keyboard disconnects. The stand is very secure when open. It has a bigger footprint than the apple version with the keyboard connected but I am willing to accept that for all of the extra features the apple version doesn’t have. My apple keyboard case was under a year old and the connector was already showing serious wear. The connector between the keyboard and iPad is designed different in this keyboard. The connector does not have to bend in the same way which is what I think causes all the wear on the apple version. This keyboard is more compact than the keyboard on a regular laptop. I personally find it easier to type on. I also liked that this was the only keyboard case, other than the apple version, that I could find that has the smart connector. I do not want the hassle of having to worry about charging my keyboard. The unit is a little heavier overall with the case versus the apple keyboard case but I think it’s worth it for the extra protection it gives the iPad and the fact that the keyboard easily detaches. With the keyboard detached the overall footprint of the unit is quite small. I have been using this keyboard case for a few weeks now and have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Keyboard Case for the 10.5

    Posted
    LoyalBBCustomer
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    I almost avoided this case because of all the negative reviews, but decided to take a chance because of BB's return policy. I found the keyboard to be outstanding to type on (using it now), nice backlit keys, and an overall nice feel. I have no problem using this case on my lap unlike others. The smart connection is flawless and although somewhat wobbly doesn't create any issues for me. The ability to remove the iPad from the keyboard is another nice feature. One reviewer complained about the lip around the iPad not being flush. Personally I find this a plus because it protects the screen better. I previously tried the Zagg keyboard case and really wanted to like it but kept getting double keystrokes and returned it for the Logitech. I’m very satisfied with this case. Although I wouldn’t call it a “slim case” I don’t find the thickness as a negative because of the quality of the keyboard in general. I gave it 4 stars because I feel that the connection platform should have been a more solid foundation. It’s not really a flaw, just could have been a little more stable. All in all, the great quality one would expect from Logitech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    VERY happy with this

    Posted
    Angie5777
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    I watched a ton of videos before I end up purchasing a case. They make so many and i hate to buy something that I will end up returning later. That goes for all cases (iPhone and cell phone). I haven’t used a tablet in a while. I didn’t want a laptop because I have a great desk top for things that I need to do. I wanted something that was a little easier to carry around and do random things on. I really liked the feel of the apple keyboard case, but I didn’t want to spend that amount of money. Some of the reviews didn’t seem promising either... I am not going to lie. When I first opened this and put in on, I really thought I was going to hate it. I was ready to hate it. I thought the keyboard and the case would stay to together. They do not. You can easly take the keyboard off and just walk around with the case. It really is nice. Most of the time I am not really typing and when I am, I just attach and do what I need to do and then take it off. My husband hasn’t tried to use it. I don’t know how it would work on big man hands. But I have pretty big hands for a woman and I find it quite comfy. I love that it will light up while I use it. I don’t have to charge this. Pair it. Nothing. It stays together great. Makes great clicky noise, but isn’t to loud. Feels good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The BEST!

    Posted
    BestBuyGirl
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    This is my 3rd or 4th keyboard for an iPad. Definitely worth the money if you want to type a lot. I use my iPad Pro 10.5" more now that I have this! LOVE the magnetic connection. LOVE the NO batteries, no need to charge! LOVE the light up keyboard. LOVE the keys. I can type pretty fast on this. I was thinking if you had big hand and fingers- maybe you wouldn't love it as much- go for the bigger one? I LOVE that you just pull it apart. I LOVE the stand/hinge- I use it on the couch all the time and I can adjust it to be in a perfect position. It is pretty much everything I have ever wanted in an iPad keyboard. -I would prefer the iPad pencil holder to be a rubber clip in type- like a different cover I've seen. But I like all the other things better. -Some shortcut buttons would be nice- open safari, mail, messaging. But that's okay. I never thought I'd want the bigger iPad Pro- but this keyboard almost makes me wish I had that- (If they made this keyboard for that size).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard case for iPad Pro 10.5

    Posted
    Joeinblu
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    I have numerous keyboards for the iPad Pro 10.5. I have the Apple Smart Keyboard, the Zagg Rugged Messenger, numerous folding Bluetooth keyboards, and now this Logitech Slim Combo. Each keyboard has it’s pros and cons. The Apple Smart Keyboard is the slimmest and uses the Smart Connector but the keys don’t have backlighting and feel just okay. The Zagg Rugged Messenger has a better keyboard which is backlit but is bulky and uses Bluetooth. Bluetooth can connect to two devices, which is nice, but it’s still Bluetooth. All the foldable Bluetooth keyboards are not part of a case and have to be carried separately and you’ll need a case for your iPad. Plus again Bluetooth, which can go to sleep and you have to hit a key to wake the keyboard up after a few minutes of inactivity. This Logitech Slim Combo has a nice stand for the iPad with multiple angles. The keyboard feels really nice, has backlighting and uses the Smart Connector so no Bluetooth issues. The only con I see with this is the bulk it adds to the iPad. If you don’t mind the bulk, I highly recommend this Logitech Slim Combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Nice attempt, failed execution

    Posted
    tfdeere
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    I purchased this keyboard case as soon as it was available for the Ipad pro 10.5". I like the concept that logitech was going for, but they produced a very flawed product. First off, there is nothing slim about this case...it's bulky and heavy. It easily adds about 4 to 5 times the size of the ipad without a case. They designed it with a rounded back to the part that hold the ipad....so it wobbles if you are just using that part of the case and set it down. It has a huge lip to protect the screen, which is both good and bad. The keyboard types very nice, but becomes unattached very easily. I loved the logitech create case. The slim combo doesn't even come close to being as nice of a case. There are starting to be other options out there that are much better. They may not use the smart connector, but they are far superior cases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Logi 10.5 magnet connection

    Posted
    Amberhobo
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    Positive: The keyboard works great and is laid out as expected. Negative: It falls apart. If I pick up the IPad, the keyboard falls off. It’s nearly impossible to walk around with it open because the bottom comes apart too easily from the IPad. I know what you’re thinking, “why do you need to walk around with it?” Well, if I’m using it for a FaceTime call and need to go look for something in another room, if I’m using it to take pictures or videos of a property, etc., the IPad is open but I might want to keep it attached to the keyboard for making notations. I would never buy this product again and am kind of irritated by what the darn thing cost. I am considering the Brydge but am also irritated by the cost. Once you buy them, its an act of Congress to return anything.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does what it needs to

    Posted
    RPAC
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    This is a good alternative for those that don't want to spend close to $200 on a smart keyboard from Apple. It connects to the built-in smart connector to the iPad and draws power to illuminate the back-light (which you can adjust brightness). The keyboard tends to slip off the smart connector from time to time, which stops the keyboard from working for a few seconds before it connects. On it's own, the keyboard/case is light and thin...but after adding it to the iPad (iPad Pro 1st gen, 9.7") it makes the iPad somewhat bulky/heavy (which is nice, cause you get some additional protection on the device if you drop it). If you are looking to keep it light and slim, and limited on space, this might not be the best option. For the price, not a bad deal, keyboard works as it should.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not great

    Posted
    a777

    I commend Logitech for being one of the few companies to support the smart connector standard from Apple. Being able to connect the keyboard directly to the ipad without charging and cable is exceptional. However, the rest of this case leaves a lot to be desired. Using "slim" is very misleading for this case. Although no heavy, it is very bulky and feels like cheap plastic. The kickstand, which was the standout feature for me on this case, feels cheap and fragile. The pencil loop, which awkwardly hangs out on the top, feels like a total afterthought. The keyboard portion connects easily enough but does not have enough strength to keep the keyboard connected. I would have much rather seen Logitech make a 10.5 inch compatible version of the create case that was made for the 9.7 inch/12.9 inch ipad pro models. This "slim" combo makes the sleek ipad pro bulky, utilitarian and cheap looking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard Case for iPad Pro 10.5

    Posted
    BBuyShopper
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    Love this keyboard case. I use it multiple times each day and have only good things to say about it. I use it in my lap 99% of the time and have never had a problem with it. The connection remains solid and reliable. The kickstand is very sturdy. The magnetic connection is excellent with this case, so I also save battery life. IPad protection is very important to me, and I'm very happy with this case. The backlit keyboard with shortcut keys is everything I hoped for. This review is written with it. This case holds my Apple Pencil securely and provides easy access. Excellent cutouts and easy access to all ports and buttons on my iPad Pro 10.5. Very happy with my purchase and recommend this highly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Logitech slim pro

    Posted
    kipsvet
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    This is the best keyboard case I have ever bought. I set my Apple Air 3 into the case and it turned on the iPad and keyboard then I was going to pair it but couldn’t find the keyboard in the Bluetooth menu because it pairs them automaticlly Now when I open the case the iPad is turned on as well as the keyboard and work instantly with no delay It’s a little pricey but I was getting tired of buying a new case every couple of months having them crack loosing connection I think this one will pay for itself by not having to replace all the time

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good alternative keyboard

    Posted
    Mrcoolpants
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    I purchased this along with an iPad Pro. I was debating between the Apple version and this one since they are the only 2 keyboard accessories compatible with the pins. I ended up with this one since it offers many more pluses such as built in light for keyboard, kick stand to hold up the iPad in different angles, a strap to hold the pen, and no need for batteries for power. The only drawback is that it is kind of heavy to carry around but I’m sure not a lot of people will mind this. The other issue, which seemed strange to me, was that one day my iPad stopped charging even when plugged in with power. I decided to remove the keyboard and voila the issue was fixed. The point is that there maybe something in this keyboard that draws power from the ipad or something else to the effect so Lee that in mind. You will not regret the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Overpriced and inefficient keyboard

    Posted
    Mike17
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    I have used many Logitech products in the past and was very pleased with them. That streak has ended with this keyboard case. While it is a bit awkward since the keyboard is only attached magnetically, I was aware of that and wouldn't mind it. What is very frustrating is the keyboard itself. If you're holding your iPad up reading and want to type something, the keyboard does not automatically switch to the screen keyboard. Instead, you have to try and touch the keyboard button on the actual keyboard to switch. Most of the time it works, but often it doesn't. It's an expensive keyboard case and seems overpriced. If you mostly use it sitting up on a hard surface like a laptop, it's probably much less frustrating. Beware if you hope for it to easily switch from one typing mode to the other.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love it and Hate it

    Posted
    KiritoSetsuna
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    As much as I wanted to love this keyboard/case for the iPad Pro 10.5, I simply couldn’t due to the following: Cons -The magnet that connects the iPad to the keyboard isn’t strong enough and easily detaches -Kickstand feels cheap and flimsy though it provides several viewing angle adjustments -Keyboard shortcut keys isn’t as useful as the ones from ZAGG Rugged Messenger Book Pros: -Keyboard keys are comfortable enough to type in -Keys have good travel distance -Backlite keys -Shortcut keys -Uses the smart connector rather than Bluetooth -No need to charge keyboard. Uses the iPad as its main source of power -Protects the iPad completely from drops -Keyboard detaches from iPad case via magnets -Case has a pen holder -Thin enough compared to ZAGG Rugged Messenger Book but not as thin and light as Apple’s own keyboard/case

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a great keyboard

    Posted
    Krav007
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    I liked the fact that it get’s power from the iPad Pro and i don’t have to charge it. Additional Likes: - Has command key for keyboard shortcuts, I think it’s missing on the apple keyboard for 10.5” pro - It has a protector that goes around the screen - a place to hold my Apple Pencil - keyboard hot keys to brighten the screen, turn on or off keyboard lights, find and various other things. - Adds protection - the magnetic detach is fantastic!!! - All the buttons work really well Don’t likes: - I wish it was slightly thinner. It’s thin but could be a little bit more so. - The kick stand works great for tables and is pretty good on the lap but i wish as you folder the stand out \ it had a flat surface under it _\. Sometimes the corners can dig into you legs but it’s very doable and still works great. Very minor but it’s there...

    I would recommend this to a friend