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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Keyboard For iPad Pro From Logitech

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    RBrylawski
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    When I say my odyssey through keyboard land for my iPad Pro 11 has been exhausting AND expensive, you simply have no idea. In all, I’ve purchased 4 other Bluetooth Keyboards. None of them met my needs, until that is, I got the Logitech Slim Folio for iPad Pro. This review may be long, but maybe it can help you avoid making the mistakes I’ve made. The first keyboard I bought was one of the very first aftermarket keyboards for iPad Pro 11 available. There were so few available at the time. It was a folio style keyboard, but the keyboard attached to the folio by magnet, which promptly fell off to the floor. It did have some iOS Shortcut keys, but oddly missing was the key to bring up the onscreen keyboard, which is necessary if you want to insert emojis into text messages or text to speech. Fail The next keyboard case wasn’t totally bad. It had the necessary iOS Shortcut keys and was backlit with a rainbow of colors. But there are times I want to use the iPad like a tablet and with this one you just couldn’t do that unless you removed the iPad from the case. Fail Third was a 360-degree rotating keyboard, which at least would let you use the iPad in tablet mode. It too had the rainbow of backlit key options and the necessary iOS Shortcut keys. But it was too plasticky didn’t provide a very good typing experience. And the rotating hinge just feels like a break waiting to happen. Fail The final one was from a big-name brand in Bluetooth keyboards. It wasn’t inexpensive. The typing experience was decent, but in terms of how it was finished, I don’t know what they were thinking. It had too many contrasting finishes. The keyboard was covered in a grey vinyl material and the backside was clad in a different color grey fabric. The case the iPad sits in was black plastic. The iPad could be released from the keyboard to use it in tablet mode, but it attached to the keyboard by a thin magnetic strip, which seemed flimsy and too easily broken. To use the keyboard in type mode, you had pull down another flap, making the whole thing unstable if used in your lap. It was returned for refund. Fail Enter the Logitech Slim Folio for iPad Pro 11 or 12.9. This combines the best of Folio design with hard-shell design. Charge this puppy up with the USB C cable and power brick you got with your iPad Pro (Note: Logitech does not supply a cable in the box). Next place the iPad in the case, which is a bit challenging the first time. One of the advantages of the Logitech is how much protection it provides your iPad. But the top portion of the keyboard case covers the power and volume buttons and on the other side, it also covers the corner of the iPad. The top portions require that you flex them to get them to seat correctly. Of course, there’s really no reason to remove the iPad from the case, so once it’s on you’re done. And my iPad has a screen protector, which the case didn’t cause any issues with. As soon as you place the iPad in the magnetic groove on the keyboard, the power light blinks white to let you know it’s ready to pair. Open the Settings App > Bluetooth on your iPad and the Logitech will appear below the list of devices already paired to the iPad. Tap the Logitech Keyboard on the screen and a box will open on your iPad with a 6-digit number. Enter the number on the keyboard and this is important as the dialog box DOES NOT tell you this, but you need to tap the enter key after you have typed the code for the keyboard to pair. Once you’re paired, you never have to do this again. There is no power button on the keyboard. But not to worry, Logitech says it will stay charged for at least three months and it only turns on when you place the iPad in the magnetic groove on the keyboard. What’s unusual is, it’s ready to type the moment you place it there. And that’s because Logitech is using Bluetooth LE on this keyboard. Why is that good? With many Bluetooth Keyboards, when you first turn them on (even if they’ve been paired previously), it can take several seconds for the keyboard to be ready to type on. Not with the Logitech. Because of Bluetooth LE, the second it’s placed in the magnetic groove, you can immediately tart typing. And of course, when you take the iPad out of the magnetic groove, the keyboard is turned off to conserve battery life. The Logitech Slim Folio lets you use your iPad in three modes. Type Mode, Sketch Mode and Read Mode. The latter two let you collapse the iPad on the keyboard to use the iPad as a tablet or read or draw if you have the Apple Pencil 2. Speaking of Apple Pencil. People lose them all the time. Most keyboards available for the new iPad Pro’s do permit Pencil Charging. But they don’t offer the unique and oh so convenient way to store the pencil when the case is closed as it does on the Logitech. There’s a vinyl flap which keeps the pencil in place when closed and there’s even a slot in the flap to store the pencil if you don’t want it to be attached to the iPad when you’re using it. Nice! The keyboard is backlit. With one color. White. Three of the lesser keyboards I purchased had multiple colors. I guess that’s OK, if for some reason you haven’t lived until you’ve typed with keys backlit in Red, Green, Blue, Aqua, Yellow, White or Purple. I don’t happen to be one of those people. I just want to be able to see the keys when typing in low light and this keyboard provides three brightness levels, from low, medium and high. It does its job well, which is all I need. In terms of iOS Shortcut keys, all the ones you could need are there. It includes the important key to bring up the Onscreen Keyboard as well as volume, backlit up/down, home, volume up/down/mute, play/pause/previous/next track, lock, search and one most don’t provide – Battery Check. Nice! Interestingly though, if you use the Battery Widget on your iPad, the Logitech Keyboard will NOT appear in the battery list. This is an omission Logitech should reconsider. I personally like knowing the exact percentage of charge remaining. The whole reason for buying a Bluetooth Keyboard is to type on it. So, what’s the typing experience like on the Logitech? This puppy has excellent tactile feel. Keystroke is short and feels uniformly excellent. This isn’t surprising since Logitech has been making Bluetooth Keyboards for a LONG time. They are a Swiss company, who has been making PC peripherals, since 1981. They make Mice, Smart Home controls, Speakers, Security Cameras, Video equipment and Keyboards. They’ve clearly learned a thing or two about making great keyboards along the way. The keys click with a nice sound. They feel like you’re typing on a real laptop. Far better than the cheap keyboards I purchased. It won’t take you any time at all to really appreciate the quality and comfortable typing experience you’ll get with the Slim Folio. If you type a lot, you’ll really appreciate how great the keyboard itself is. So is there anything I don’t like. Yes. But nothing major. For one, if you do lay the iPad flat to draw on, it’s not actually flat, which isn’t necessarily bad. It’s at an angle. But since it’s sitting on the vinyl back flap, if you draw towards the sides of the iPad, it’s not as stable as you might like. As mentioned earlier, there’s only one angle you can use to type on the keyboard with your iPad. If you need the ability to adjust your screen in more than one angle you won’t get that with the Logitech. And I don’t understand why Logitech felt it necessary to put plastic covers over the volume and power buttons. They aren’t necessary IMHO, and it requires more pressure to adjust the volume or turn on the iPad. Finally, the Logitech is called the “Slim Folio.” That’s somewhat of a misnomer. It’s definitely NOT slim. They should have just called this the Logitech Folio Pro. Finally, while the packaging your keyboard arrives in is excellent as you’d expect from a company like Logitech. There is no real user guide. There’s a small paper pamphlet with how to place the iPad in the case, which also provides the address to Logitech.com for the online user guide. Until I went there, I couldn’t get the iPad to pair because I didn’t know you needed to tap the enter key after typing the 6-digit code. Logitech should at least have included a quick start guide to get you up and running. Still, if this is all I can complain about, it’s very minor. Very minor indeed. Honestly, there’s a reason cheap keyboards aren’t satisfying. You get what you pay for. At $119.99 for the Logitech, you get a far better keyboard, with many more features, more flexibility, better protection and a great typing experience, all for less money than the iPad manufacturer’s much more expensive Smart Folio keyboard. The Logitech Slim Folio is a very good keyboard case. Yes, very good indeed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy Typing, Protective Case, Convenient Features

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    gadgeTT
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    Pros: * Great typing! * Good battery life on a charge. * Useful iOS shortcut keys. * Convenient Apple Pencil features. * Durable protection for your iPad Pro and Apple Pencil. Cons: * Bigger and heavier than iPad manufacturer’s version. * Separate battery to keep charged. * Not very easy to swap in and out of the case. On its own merits, this is a great keyboard case for your iPad Pro. The main reason to get this one is if you have a need to type a lot. The key travel, sizing and spacing make for accurate typing given its footprint that matches your iPad. The backlit keys are a nice touch (pun intended) as it does make it a lot easier to type in low-light conditions. And if that’s not enough, there’s a row of helpful iOS shortcut keys for media playback, volume adjustment, etc.. The other half of this product is a protective case for your iPad with full corner protection as well as coverage for the back. The case part accommodates the 2nd gen Apple Pencil while it’s docked on the iPad for charging. There is a strap that not only secures the case/keyboard closed but also holds the Apple Pencil in place so it won’t get bumped off in transit. This keyboard connects to your iPad over Bluetooth and has a built-in rechargeable battery. There’s a USB-C charging port and the battery supposedly lasts for up to 3 months of typical use. Another nice touch is that the keyboard turns on automatically when the case is opened to the easel position and turns off when the case is closed. The Bluetooth connection is fast and stable and the one-time pairing is easy. I wouldn’t necessarily get this case if you just want protection for your iPad with occasional keyboard use. This one excels for those who type a lot as the keyboard is really comfortable for its size. I also own the Smart Keyboard Folio (not by logitech). The Smart Keyboard Folio is a lot thinner since the key travel is very shallow and it uses that connection on the back of the iPad so it doesn’t need a battery or charging. The iPad magnetically mounts to it so its easy to swap out the Folio for a plain (non-keyboard case) but that also means that it’s not very good at protecting your iPad against drops. That’s all great, but typing on it is not easy (at least for me). Also, the Apple Pencil can dock on the top edge while in the Smart Folio case, but there is nothing preventing the Pencil from popping off accidentally and there is no side protection for your iPad. Overall, the logitech Slim Folio Pro may be a bit thicker and need charging, but it’s a much more complete case, has thoughtful touches to keep your Apple Pencil from getting lost while in transit, and most importantly, is a much better typing experience. This is a great way to stay mobile and still type a lot without carrying too much bulk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good addition to the iPad Pro

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    nickcal
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    I’m one of those people that typically prefers to use my iPad without a case or a keyboard. I just like it to be more natural feeling rather than have a bulky case on the device. That said, I do appreciate a really well-made accessory for the iPad like the ones that Logitech makes. This keyboard case does an excellent job of providing extra functionality to the tablet. One of the first things I noticed about this case is that it was heavy. I’ve noticed this about other keyboard cases from this particular brand. It doesn’t really take away from the features it does provide, but it is a little bit of an issue for me since I don’t like adding extra weight to my tablet. Like many iPad cases, this folio provides for three different modes -- type mode, sketch mode, and read mode -- so that users don’t have to sacrifice function for the sake of having a case on their tablet. I found it very easy to switch the case around to be able to use any of the three modes. I typically used the type and read modes the most, but my daughter really enjoyed using the sketch mode to draw using the Apple Pencil. The case has a soft silicone feel to it, which I do prefer to something more slick. I don’t like feeling as though the case might slip out of my hands. I’ve never had a problem with feeling that my tablet was secure inside this case. It was a little tricky getting it inserted into the case, but once I did, I found that all the buttons and ports were all easily accessible. One of my favorite features of this case was the backlit keyboard. As much as I like the Smart Keyboard from Apple, the backlit keyboard is something that’s very hard to pass up. There are three brightness levels for the keyboard, which makes it even better as a feature, in my opinion. I sometimes like to work while watching a news program with my family and at night, that can make typing difficult. This is one of the main reasons why I like the inclusion of backlit keys with this case. The keyboard provides a very enjoyable typing experience for the user. The keys have been spaced out to be reminiscent of a standard keyboard layout. The ‘feel’ of them is very natural and I found it very easy to get used to the layout and style of the keyboard. The only thing I really don’t like about this keyboard is that it connects via Bluetooth rather than through the Smart Connector on the iPad. Normally, I would suggest that maybe the manufacturer doesn’t have licensing rights to be able to develop accessories using the Smart Connector, but this particular brand already has other devices available using that connection. Hopefully, in the future, that is a feature that will be added in. Aside from the bulky nature of this keyboard case, I’ve been very happy with its performance. It’s enhanced the way I do things with my iPad and it’s been very easy to integrate into my workflow.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard on the market

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    TechFan
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    I’ve been a big fan of my 11” iPad Pro and I’ve had nearly every iteration of iPad since I bought the iPad 2. Generally, I’ve only used slim folio type cases until my office provided me with an iPad that included the Logitech Slim Folio for my 5th Gen iPad and then the Brydge 10.5 for my 10.5” iPad Pro. I’ve never really been a fan of Apple’s keyboard offerings due to price and lack of protection. I’ve used this new Logitech Slim Pro for about 3-4 days now and I am sold on this one. I haven’t seen one better that provides the features and protection that I prefer all while being packaged in a slim design. This new keyboard case solves all of the concerns I’ve had concerning my 11” iPad Pro. First, it’s slim and compact and doesn’t add a significant amount of weight to it which is my preference. Second, it also allows me to charge the pencil while in the case. From what I’ve been able to see, there aren’t any keyboard cases with this feature set that not only charges the pencil while on the go, but keeps in secured with a strap as well. You can also store the pencil inside of a small cutout under the magnetic strap if you prefer not to leave it attached to the magnet on the iPad. Additionally, this case will work whether you have a pencil or not as the magnetic strap adjusts for this. Mine came fully charged out of the box and included a USB-C cable, but no charging brick, which would have been nice, but I have several that I keep with me at all times. It has dedicated keys for adjusting the volume, lighting, pause/play and skip music, lock the keyboard, home button and search. Even Apple’s Smart Keyboard doesn’t offer all of this buttons. The brightness adjustment is excellent offering two levels of brightness. The case itself has a rubbery texture to it that provides lots of grip, even with wet or sweaty hands. The case has 360 degree protection and covers the corners, back and sides of the iPad. It is very easy to install on the iPad. The only complaint I can really make so far is that I prefer to install a tempered glass screen protector and while I only dry-fitted my Zaggshield screen protector on it, it doesn’t appear that it will fit under the corner protectors. For that reason, I am a little hesitant to install it because if it doesn’t fit, I just threw away $50. I’m also really impressed with the usability of this case. It can be folded in a manner that allows you to type, write or just read documents without having to take the case off. With the coming upgrade to PadOs this fall, this keyboard will ultimately allow me to use my iPad more like a laptop, so I can leave my MacBook Pro at home. To say that I am impressed with the Logitech Slim Pro Keyboard is an understatement. It is now the only case that I use and I have learned to truly appreciate the keyboard shortcuts and the backlighting. I highly recommend this case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Case, Excellent Value

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    Indiaj0nes
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    - [ ] Logitech Slim Portfolio Case Whats in the box ———————— 1. Slim folio case 11 inch 2. Manual Pros —— 1. Its got a backlit keyboard 2. Its got a slot for the Apple Pencil (2nd gen) 3. Its tough protection for your iPad 4. Battery supposedly lasts for 3 months once fully charged 5. Price ! It is cheaper than the apple keyboard case 6. Love the auto on feature which turns on the keyboard once in type mode Cons ——— 1. Bulk - this is a pro and a con. Pro because it protects, con because its bulky 2. Color - Only in black??? Review ——— BUILD QUALITY The build quality is excellent and I think it is sturdier and bette built as compared to the apple slim keyboard. It is also 50$ cheaper than the apple keyboard and it offer better functionality like backlit keys and a better keyboard. The edges are well protected with padded rubber and I think it will protect the iPad incase there is a fall. However, there are open areas, so be careful when near water or dust. Its not a full protection for your iPad. FIT The fit is excellent and it fits the iPad perfectly. Love the way it locks up with the flap on closure. The flap also has an opening to put in your apple pencil. The good part is that the keyboard does not touch the screen and leave ugly keyboard marks. I have a dell laptop which has this issue. The power and volume keys are well protected and there is an opening for Type C charging so you can use your iPad’s charger to charge your slim folio case. FUNCTIONS The keyboard connects to the iPad through bluetooth and pariing is straight forward. This is not a full keyboard but I don’t think you are going to miss the full keyboard anyways. It has good shortcut (iOS) and it also has a light to indicate battery life. The case can be used in a keyboard mode, sketch mode or read mode by just folding the keyboard behind the iPad. I love the fact that the keys are backlit which is an important feature when you are in a train or bus and want to type. I love the feel of the keys and very close to an actual laptop keyboard and it does not make me miss the actual keyboard on the laptop. I did not get a chance to test the battery life and it is claimed by Logitech to last 3 months when you use the keyboard 2 hours a day… I am thinking for my usage, it should last a good 2 months. Whenever I buy things, I always look for value. I think this case is a great value and highly recommend the case without having to pay the extra premium an apple accessory may demand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best keyboard case!

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    Misti
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    I wanted a protective case with a built in keyboard, so I tested several keyboard cases, including Apple’s Smart Keyboard. I enjoy writing and I wanted a responsive keyboard that gave me feedback like a traditional keyboard, and a case that provided protection in transport and the occasional drop. I was not a fan of the Apple Smart Keyboard. This is personal. I recommend you try it out yourself if interested...It didn’t give enough tactile feedback when I clicked a key, and the fabric keys felt strange, and I wondered about their durability over time. Plus, they didn’t light up. Upon closer inspection, while the case provides scratch protection to the front and back of your tablet, I don’t think it would protect the edges as it doesn’t wrap around the corners. The Smart Keyboard case is held onto your device by the internal magnets ( which also charge your keyboard, so you don’t have to charge it externally). I’d be willing to bet it would come off in a drop. It does however look slim and sleek on the Pro tablet, and is very minimalist in design. I’m a bit too tough for it though... Enter the Logitech Slim Folio Keyboard case. This case has true edge protection as you have to fit your Pro into the case and it has nice rubber bumpers around each edge. It doesn’t use your tablet to charge the keyboard, and instead requires an external charge that lasts about 3 months with 2hrs of use per day) and is paired easily via Bluetooth. There is plenty of typing space and I don’t feel cramped. The feedback and travel are perfect for typing and are not sensitive to finger hover. The keys light up when typing, and there are plenty of handy shortcut keys like: volume, home, emoji keyboard, brightness, battery, and play/pause/rewind/fast forward. The cutouts are prefect for all of your ports and Apple Pencil charging...plus the fold over flap to keep your case together has a little slip pocket to slide your pencil into during travel if you don’t want to keep it on the charging edge of your tablet. My only complaint is that the power button is covered by the rubber edge bumper, and while there is a button you can push to activate it, it takes considerable push to connect with it. There are several viewing angles, with the most useful being in keyboard/laptop setup (the magnet it uses to keep it in this angle is nice and strong so it won’t accidentally get bumped, but you will need two hands to disengage it.). It has landscape drawing with slight angle, and flat for reading, plus, you can even fold the keyboard behind the tablet and keep it in movie viewing mode if you have enough space on your table. The Logitech case is heavier than Apples Smart Keyboard folio, and adds more bulk, but I still find it’s profile slim and am willing to have the extra thickness for the protection it provides. The material is matte with good grip so it doesn’t slide out of the hand. It’s a dark gray color and goes nice with my space gray tablet. I highly recommend it if you love to type a lot and plan on using your tablet as a laptop, and want extra drop protection. Did I mention it’s $55 cheaper than Apple’s Smart Keyboard folio?? This keyboard is amazing!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A bulky, yet protective, alternative to OEM

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    GadgetGuy1981
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    The Logitech accessories for Apple products of late are on a bit of a roll. Their keyboards, mice, and now iPad accessories have experienced a HUGE leap in quality build and fit/finish match with Apple's aesthetic which makes them my first choice for accessories for my Apple products. The Slim Folio Pro is their take on Apple's Smart Keyboard for the new 11" iPad Pro. Its a handy, capable keyboard accessory that provides a significant amount of protection to the iPad also, but there are a few things to note about the product: They called this thing "Slim Folio Pro" - It is NOT slim. It might be slimmer that, say, my gaming laptop, but it more than doubles the thickness of the iPad Pro when folded and carrying it around. I do feel better in the "Slim" Folio in the event of a drop or accidental bang against the wall that my iPad Pro will leave the incident unscathed, but for the most part, it seems overkill and really diminishes the sleekness of Apple's latest tablet. Ironically, the keyboard, the primary functional component of this accessory, is the slimmest part! It has excellent typing feedback for such a thin keyboard (something Apple should take note on) and the backlighting was adequate for the purpose of letting me see keys in the dark when using the device - Something that Apple's OEM case lacks entirely. My gripe about the keyboard (and this whole device) is that it doesn't use Apple's OEM smart connector to power and connect the keyboard. Instead we're back to Bluetooth LE here with a rechargeable battery on-board like every cheap universal keyboard that came before. This might have been a licensing or power limitation issue, but I loved Logi's use of the last-gen connector in their "Create" keyboard for the 10.5 Pro so much that I was really hoping for it this time. As a cancellation prize, Logi DID include USB Type-C instead of the terrible little Micro-B port that most el-cheapo electronics use. Type C is the same connector as the iPad Pro, so you're able to top up your keyboard with your iPad charger, which saves on travel clutter, but also saved Logi a few bucks, since NO CHARGING CABLE IS INCLUDED. On their other new Type-C products, such as the Craft Keyboard or the MX Vertical mouse (two of my faves) the cable is still included so I guess this was just a cut to packaging and BOM costs. On other fronts, the packaging is efficient and minimalist, the device itself has some nifty other feartures, like a closure flap when folded that helps keep your iPad secured magnetically and allows for the Apple Pencil (2nd gen) to be stored where it belongs on the iPad so that charging and storage support the iPad's built-in wireless charging for the pen. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a SLIGHTLY more rugged version of the Apple Keyboard, but for light duty/office use, I think I'll stick to the Apple solution, and use this when camping/outdoors with my pad for extra protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfectly Ideal for Travelers & Heavy Users

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    Njuice
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    In my opinion, one of the biggest shortcomings of the new 2018 iPad Pros is there lack of quality keyboard options. Logitech has finally arrived to the game and they produced a quality device! PROS: - The Keyboard is really good looking and seems to be made of high quality material, very nice appearance overall! - Once the iPad is put in the case and snapped into place, the Bluetooth automatically turns on and you connect it once through the Bluetooth settings of the iPad. Overall very easy set up! - The biggest feature in my view is the keyboard, it really is fantastic to type on. It has quick action keys, nice feedback and depth, the backlight lights are a nice plus, and it just feels very natural to type on. - Logitech was very smart having the keyboard charged through USB-C, the same type that the iPad charges with. It doesn’t come with a charging chord in the box but that’s fine with me. CONS: - The very first thing I noticed was how BIG this is compared to the iPad Pro and Apple’s Smartfolio keyboard. I get that its bigger to accommodate all it’s features and protection but its something to know. - I found it not easy to take the iPad Pro in and out of it’s case, so its not really meant for that from what I can tell. - I don’t love how the case only latches close when you use the strap. It doesn’t have magnets to latch it close unless the strap is in use. - The Lock/Unlock button and the Volume Up/Down buttons require a good push to get them to work. It’s not a huge deal since the keyboard has volume keys and the screen locks when you close it though. BOTTOM LINE: - If you want a more traditional keyboard experience and don’t mind having the additional bulk that will likely protect your iPad wherever you bring it, this iPad is the best option!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    slim case with PC like keyboard experience

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    TechGeek
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    Great protective case with user friendly keyboard: I had several brands of iPad cases with keyboard - have 4 different iPads. Had the Logitech slim folio pro on my 11inch iPad pro for over 3 weeks now and this one tops the charts on several features. •Easy to pair and never had keyboard disconnect issues. The iPad auto on/off feature gets activated when you open/close the iPad • Like the pencil sleeve - don’t have to worry about carrying another case for my Apple Pencil. The magnetic clasp keeps it from falling off • Keyboard keys are super soft with right size keys. Don’t have to search for keys when I switch between my PC keyboard and this keyboard • One small complaint - the volume keys and power key are covered with the rubber sleeve and had to press a little harder to activate them, specially for taking screenshots. • Has a back lit keyboard with adjustable settings • Best thing I like about this keyboard is the magnetic base that holds the iPad in upright position. It is pretty strong and prevents the iPad from flipping over or accidentally closing • Have all the necessary shortcuts on the key board for various iPad functions • Can be used in upright position as computer and can flipped over the keyboard to enable the reading mode. The best part, the keyboard automatically detects the flat position and turns the physical keyboard off so you don’t end up accidentally hitting the keys, and the iPad keyboard pops up too. Overall 5/5 ratings with 3+ weeks of use (about 5 hours a day) and never had to charge it so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best iPad Keyboard for Work/Office Use

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    teasten
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    TLDR: Great keyboard, slightly bulky case but that's needed for keys with decent travel and that it has its own battery that lasts 3 months. If you use your iPad Pro for work this is the keyboard you want, if you just want a keyboard for occasional use this may not be the right choice. I'm giving this 4 stars but it's more between a 3.5 or 4 but Best Buy doesn't let you give half points. I love Logitech products, they're well made, reliable and typically well thought out. I own several mice (work, home, gaming) and a few wireless keyboards (work, Android TV, home) and now this, the Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case. Like everything Logitech makes, this iPad keyboard is very well crafted. It fits the iPad Pro 11" perfectly. Logitech have thought carefully about the power and volume controls, so there's nice give on the case so you can use the hardware buttons. The keyboard also automatically turns on and pairs when you open the case. Key travel on the keyboard is good and in the first few minutes of typing I was VERY happy. None of that random miskeying you do on a smaller keyboard - you know what I mean, sometimes it's hard to adjust to a different keyboard layout and you hit the wrong keys? Well not so with the Logitech iPad Keyboard. Plus I LOVE that the keyboard has dedicated buttons for iOS shortcuts. With iOS 13 just announced this keyboard and iOS 13 makes me hopeful my iPad Pro can be a laptop replacement especially for road warrior trips. The magnetic clasp that holds the cover closed can also secure your Apple Pencil which is great! No more risk of Pencil loss. But then there is weird stuff. Pairing seems is via Bluetooth and doesn't take advantage of Apple's Smart connector. Charging is via USB-C (great) but charging this means you need to make a choice between charging your iPad or the keyboard (or buying another cable). Finally it's called a "slim" keyboard but it does add bulk (my iPad with the keyboard is now as thick as my Macbook). It's the trade-off between keys that are brilliant vs the official Apple one where keys are awful. Using this your iPad pro looks and feels much more like a laptop and when I am using the iPad at work - great. When I just want to sit back and relax the size and weight make me wonder if I made the right choice - that's the compromise with iPad keyboards you can't seem to get everything you want.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    IPad Keyboard, Done Right

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    DonMc
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    For me, the most important aspect of an iPad case is its ability to protect your investment from damage incurred from drops. This keyboard is solidly built, and I feel fairly confident it can withstand a drop from four feet, or so. I’ve owned several keyboard cases for my iPads in the past, but this one is the best I’ve ever owned. If you own, or have used a MacBook, you’ll love the familiarity of the layout of this keyboard, as it mimics the standard Apple keyboard. As much as I love my 11” iPad, it frustrates me that they’ve removed the Home button. It was oh, so convenient to press the home button to close the current app, and again to return to the main screen (In my opinion, Apple dropped the ball by eliminating the Home key). Thankfully, this keyboard has a home key placed in a convenient location at the top left corner of the keyboard. This keyboard seriously converts my iPad into a computer. So much so, that I’ve found myself moving my finger around, looking for the touchpad because it felt like I was using my laptop. I have very large hands, but I’ve found this keyboard easy to type on. The tactile keys are better than a lot of laptops I’ve used. The securing flap has a pocket that provides a home for your Apple Pencil, should you happen to own one; and it keeps the Pencil charged while being stored. I just use the pouch for my inexpensive dollar store stylus. If you have the slightest desire to purchase a keyboard for your iPad Pro, I strongly recommend that this is the one to get. Albeit there are less expensive options, I’ve never seen one this this many options, durability and functionality. Pros: - Durable - Great tactile keys - Home key - Mimics the MacBook keyboard. - Long battery life (advertises 3 months) Cons: - No multi-position angles for the iPad - No portrait position

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Effectively turns iPad into laptop, but bulky

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    Titan5178
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    I’ve owned the iPad Pro 11” and Apple’s Smart Cover keyboard since it came out last year. Apple’s cover is extremely thin, but that comes at the price of a decent typing experience. Logitech solves that problem with this keyboard case. The keys have plenty of travel, and are backlit, so it feels much more like typing on an actual laptop. Logitech also includes a row of keys with iOS shortcuts such as home, search, media, and volume, among others. When you put your iPad down on a desk in this case, you can actually get work done, and when iOS 13 comes out later this fall with mouse support this case will become even more useful to those who are determined to use their iPad as a laptop. What I don’t like about this product is how thick it makes the iPad. All-in, the entire setup is thicker than my gaming laptop, which doesn’t make it as portable as I’d like. However, if you are someone who prefers a lot of protection for your expensive devices this may be exactly what you are looking for. One thing I like about Apple’s keyboard cover is how dead simple it is to remove or attach the keyboard. When I want to read I simply put the keyboard off the side. That’s a bit more difficult with this case, it can be done of course but not something I’d want to do daily. Pros: Laptop-like typing experience Backlit keys iPad specific row of shortcut keys Securely holds Apple Pencil More than adequate Protection Cons: Thick and Bulky Not that easy to attach/remove Needs to be charged Overall, if you are someone who types on your iPad Pro daily you will appreciate this keyboard, which is why I’d still recommend it. However, if you are someone who uses your iPad more as a tablet and seldom types you may find this keyboard case to be too big and cumbersome for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Best Alternative Keyboard/Case

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    I have been a fan of Logitech keyboards for iPad for a few years now. In my opinion, nobody does better. This new model is no exception and adds a lot to the previous one I had for my older iPad. It does protect my iPad Pro very well but here is what I really like the most about it: 1. Three levels of backlighting, meaning that you don’t have to struggle at night to find the keys and you can choose a brighter or dimmer mode. I must admit that I use my iPad mostly at night and often when the lights are off. This is perfect. 2. Strong magnet to keep the case closed when needed. 3. Does not add much weight although it is not very light. 4. Quick pairing. In other words, it is always ready to use and no need to turn off. 5. No special connector to charge. It uses USB-C just like the iPad Pro, keeping you from carrying multiple chargers and cables. 6. Useful shortcuts and control of volume and media. 7. Battery charge lasts for 3 months. I didn’t test that long enough to confirm but I trust Logitech since my previous keyboard lasted months on a charge. 8. Excellent design. These are the “features” I was not too happy about: 1. A bit heavy. Not a deal breaker but you should keep that in mind as it might get somewhat uncomfortable at those times you’re not using the iPad as a laptop replacement. 2. Makes the iPad look and feel thicker than my Lenovo thin laptop. Design is great and adds value, which is not something you can say about most other keyboards/cases out there. I just wish it was a bit thinner and lighter but overall, I really love and would recommend it to anyone who needs a keyboard and case. You can’t go wrong with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome case!

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    Linksys
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    I’m not the biggest fan of cases as I like the natural feel of the aluminum and glass design. But...I do realize these things are way to expensive to always go without a case. I purchased the Apple case when I first got my iPad and I rarely use it as I like the look, but it doesn’t add all that much protection as it doesn’t cover the edges. Though this case adds more bulk than that case, I’m very surprised at much more I like it than the Apple case . The keyboard is absolutely awesome and feels just as good if not better than a lot of laptop keyboards. The keys have a vey nice feel and stroke to them that doesn’t feel like you’re using a keyboard designed for an iPad .The case adds ample protection to the iPad and your Apple Pencil if you use one. The case is more slim in its name than in actuality, but its really not that bad and the added protection and the keyboard make you forget that. This is the first case that I wont be removing after a few days. 3 months battery life, charges via USB C just like the iPad, awesome backlit Laptop worthy keyboard and a name you know you can trust in Logitech.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily turn your ipad into a laptop!

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    joecaffe
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    The folio keyboard case from Logitech gives the Apple version a run for it's money. The only downside to it is it's bulk; it's not slim so that should probably be taken out of the name. But the added heft isn't for nothing though; you get a built-in battery for the keyboard and lighting to last up to 3 months before charging! There's 2 things you don't have to worry about, it's battery and the ipad battery since it doesn't use any of it's juice. Though it could if needed which is great to have as an option. The keyboard goes on solid and offers not 2, but 3 configurations; my favorite being that it folds to cover the keyboard in "drawing" mode (if you have an Apple Pencil), something the standard Apple issue doesn't do. The keys are a comfortable standard size and travel is what you'd expect. Short cut keys up top are a nifty feature and help you prevent touching the screen so you don't notice the lack of touchpad like you'd find on a typical laptop; which is fine because it isn't. I like the rugged grip around the corners, while it adds bulk, it also adds protection and should you forget this is an ipad and try to hold it by its keyboard, there's no worry of it demagnetizing and falling off. I think Logitech has thought of everything with this peripheral, including a pocket to put your pencil so it can be safe and charged. I think it's more than worth the price for what you get.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard case for the 2018 iPad Pro

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    cschmach
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    I bought this keyboard case directly from Logitech when it was first released. Prior to this I was using both the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio and Zagg Slim Book Go. IMO this is the best keyboard case of the bunch; especially for typing. Pros: -The keyboard's key travel is great -The keyboard is backlit -The keyboard connects/disconnects instantly once in place -It has a flap to secure the Apple Pencil 2 (both while charging and not) -It is USB-C, so you can use the same power cord to charge it as the iPad Pro; you can even use the iPad Pro to charge the keyboard if you had to -It has multiple configurations; typing; tablet, writing/drawing -It provides corner protection for the iPad Pro Cons: -It's a little heavier than other keyboard cases -It's a little thicker than other keyboard cases -It does not allow the iPad Pro to be removed as easy as other keyboard cases All-in-all, I am satisfied with this keyboard case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A typing Keyboard is a must

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    TekMinnion
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    If you are going to use your iPad Pro as a productivity tool, which it is, your going to need a keyboard case to go with it. Originally when the iPad Pro 11inch first came out, the only case for the device was the Apple Folio. The typing experience was subpar on the Apple Magnetic Folio and there are no function keys to speak of, which is why you have to hit the command key each time for shortcuts you want. Also, the Apple Magnetic folio offers very, very little protection for your 800 investment. What I like about the Logitech Folio is the fact it offers great protection, the sleep awake function, the easy typing experience, the function keys, and lastly the multiple viewing angles for your iPad and you do not have adjust or remove your iPad from the case to achieve the different functionalities of the case, which with the Brydge keyboard case you have to. If your someone who is looking for an outstanding typing experience for your iPad, your iPad is your productivity workhorse, and you want great protection for your investment, then i would choose the Logitech Folio case. The only CON: the lid on the case rocks a little when you have the case closed up and held with magnetic flap. But it’s something i can overlook because I keep the iPad primarily in my work backpack which is nicely padded for my iPad.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard, Great Protection, Ok Execution

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    The positives of this keyboard: nice key size and spacing, dedicated keys to things such as music/video control, multiple levels of backlighting, and volume control. I also like the robust protection of the case and the fact that it holds an Apple Pencil. You can switch among, near-flat for tablet only use, a slight angle for drawing or placing on your lap and then an upright position. The Bluetooth connection is quick and reliable. What don’t I like? There is only one upright position and it feels a little too close to vertical for most of my uses. I also am annoyed by the magnetic flap that usually hits the screen before flipping out of the way. I also wish I could easily detach my iPad from the keyboard. Gripes aside, I always like Logitech products because they are durable and relatively attractive. It’s truly a nice tablet keyboard to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Keyboard Cover for iPad Pro

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    Doug
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    The Logitech Folio is nice and compact, and not too much larger than the iPad itself; I quickly got used to the extra weight of it, and it is not, in my opinion, a hinderance or a burden. The magnetic bar that props the iPad up is very nice as well! A very strong and sturdy magnet. The backlit keyboard is very handy in the night time, and also nice that you can turn off the backlight if you wish during the day to get rid of the distracting light. The keyboard, for the width of the iPad that it is accommodating, is a bit cramped feeling, but I understand that it is doing very well for the room it has! Once I use it for a few more weeks I feel likeI will be used to it and not even thinking about it anymore. The outside material of the folio is soft and almost a bit leathery, and while the feel is very nice, I have noticed that white, chalky scuffs quickly build up on the front cover, and while most can be easily rubbed out, there are a few that have yet to go away, and they are likely permanent. It distracts from the look of the folio when closed, but luckily I can fill the front with stickers to distract from the marks.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It’s a must

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    Zaid
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    I always tend to use my iPad on screen touch keyboard until I decided to try this Logitech Slim Folio keyboard for iPad Pro 11”. Firstly quality of this keyboard is super super high and looks fancy and primarily the perfect protection all around , keys are soft and backlit. Beside the basic keys, this keyboard offers other feathers necessary for iPad’s users; volume, keyboard light,and battery check.etc., on top there is space open dedicated to Apple pencil.Auto Awake/ Sleep mode, The keyboard turns on when iPad Pro is in type mode and turns off when iPad Pro is removed from the dock. USB-C port for charging in addition to this it can be charged through the iPad. In terms of size and weight I don’t see an issue with that. Not too bulky or heavy. Great keyboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend