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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Almost perfect, but a bit on the heavy side.

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    TheTechNugget
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    It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I’m a big, big fan of my iPad. I’ve been a die-hard iPad fan from the beginning; I’ve owned multiple and reviewed multiple, and while some people see them as a unnecessary “third device,” I find its position in the personal device space to be very unique. It’s also no secret that Apple does tablets better than most (if not all) other manufacturers. For those of us who are big fans of the iPad, one of the things that’s always been near and dear to us is the idea that it could someday replace a laptop. Now, I recognize that Apple had a huge marketing push to make that a reality not too long ago, but at the end of the day, iOS just wasn’t going to get us there…that is, POSSIBLY until a few days ago when iPad OS (iOS 13) was announced at WWDC and we all started getting excited again about the possibility of bringing our iPads closer to the laptop space. In reality, I recognize that no OS change (short of a variant of MacOS being retrofitted for the iPad) is going to really ever make this a true laptop replacement. We’ll get close, sure, but there are just some things that laptops are better for (sitting on your lap, for instance…). I’ll also admit that the keyboard cover for the latest iPad is the best its ever been, and certainly a must-have accessory—even over the Apple Pencil. But there are complaints about the keyboard cover….no backlighting, flimsy design, spongy keys, the material that covers it…not to mention the lack of a “fn” button…it certainly has room to improve. Enter Logitech, who has for years made keyboard/folio solutions for iPads, with their Slim Folio Pro; and so as not to bury the lead, I loved this thing from the moment I opened it (with the exception of a weird smell from the material). Let’s start first with weight: this thing is heavy. The shipping box was on my dining room table because my wife brought it in from the porch, and picking it up to open it I was immediately surprised at the package’s heft; even considering the packaging involved, it just seemed too heavy for what it was. Anyway, as with most higher-end Logitech products, the unboxing experience was extremely pleasant…a simple, clean box with a magnetic closure, and the unit itself very well packaged. Once removed, I confirmed the heft of the Slim Folio Pro by weighing it along side my current Apple Keyboard Cover; 407 grams for the latter, and a whopping 706 grams for the former. Yes, this thing is almost twice as heavy as the Apple solution…but you get a lot of features with all that weight. The physical design of the case is very similar in setup to the current Apple Keyboard Cover, with the exception of attaching with rubber grips instead of magnets. Also, there is only one viewing angle (58 degrees) when in “Keyboard Mode,” versus two on the Apple Keyboard. The material is a near match between the two as well, so you’ll still have trouble keeping your keyboard clean, especially if you tend to have sweaty hands. The case is held closed with a magnetic flap that also has a storage sleeve for the Apple Pencil, which is a nice touch; it can be stowed when in keyboard mode so that it isn’t in your way. Logitech also provides a 10-degree viewing option, specifically intended for use when using the Apple Pencil, but I found it far more wobbly when collapsed down in this mode than when it is in keyboard mode. The third “mode,” if you can call it that, is a reading mode where you flip the keyboard around back and then use the iPad in portrait orientation. I’m not sure if this is serious or not, but there’s no one-handed operation of a 12.9” iPad unless you have Shaq hands…although, I guess it would save you the trouble of removing the iPad from the case entirely, which is not easy to do. The keyboard is as close to a full-sized keyboard as you’ll get, and it has a row of iOS / control buttons at the top, including dedicated Home, Spotlight and Lock buttons, along with the usual media controls, volume adjustment, etc. The bottom row matches Apple’s Keyboard Cover, which means (sadly) that there is still no fn key for iOS. Bummer. It also has 3 levels of backlighting: off, low and high (but realistically, there’s not much difference between low and high). And although it would be really cool if it had the same “lighting upon approach” feature that the Logitech Craft Keyboard has, I’ll take what I can get. Otherwise, the keyboard experience is just as good as any other Logitech keyboard, offering chiclet-style keys, a decent amount of key travel (but not too much), and keys that are very light to the touch, all of which combine for an excellent typing experience. It sounds like a normal keyboard, too. Logitech claims a single charge will last 3 months (based on 2 hours per day of use) due to low energy Bluetooth, but lately I’ve found Logitech’s battery claims to be a bit overzealous (here’s looking at you, Craft Keyboard). One thing that I really like, though, is that there is no on/off switch on this keyboard…the act of putting it in keyboard mode turns the keyboard on and off, giving you one less thing to worry about. Pairing, by the way, was a breeze, although you can only pair it to one device at a time (I’m not sure why you’d want to pair it to multiple devices, but figure it’s worth mentioning). Oh, and it charges via USB Type-C. Getting down to price, this is where things get interesting…if the weight is not a deal breaker to you, this keyboard checks all the boxes from a functionality perspective with the exception of “reading mode,” since removing your iPad from this case is substantially more difficult than removing it from Apple’s Keyboard Cover. Otherwise, this is a great keyboard solution for the iPad (at least the 12.9” model)…and it’s only $130 retail (Apple’s solution for the 12.9” iPad is $200). Seems like a no-brainer, and considering you’ll likely find this Logitech product on sale at some point, it delivers in almost every category, including price. As far as honorable mentions are concerned, I do think it’s important to consider another keyboard solution from a company called Brydge, whose products I’ve always enjoyed. A couple of years ago I reviewed a Surface Pro keyboard and was impressed, although the typing experience was a bit heavy for my liking—but otherwise the design of the unit was great. And, Brydge offers their Brydge Pro for the newest generation of iPad Pro, with some interesting differences when compared to Logitech, including fully adjustable viewing angles up to 180 degrees, an aluminum body, a more hefty battery and a slightly thinner and lighter overall design. It lacks in other areas, including corner protection, general availability (not sure if this is still a “pre-order” product or not), Apple Pencil storage, and price. Still, I’m a big fan of Brydge products, and am curious how their new keyboard compares. At the end of the day, though, I’m a big, big fan of Logitech’s peripherals…always have been…and this is another example of great execution on a product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Can only place your Apple Pencil on one side?

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    APFLORES413
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    I was thrilled to see that Logitech has made the Keyboard Folio for the 2018 iPad Pro 12.9. Easy to see that it is very LARGE and bulky, even as a "slim" design. I was intimidated at first but when I finally got my iPad in it, it nearly matches my 14" laptop in mass. It has some good points, and some noticeable short comings in my opinion. Pros: -Easy to setup. Bluetooth is easy to set up and pair with your iPad. It does not come with a charging cable, but it powered on and connected flawlessly with no issues. -Converts easy enough in 3 modes: Type mode (traditional keyboard/screen set up for easy typing), Sketch mode (laying it down to write), and Draw/Create mode (allows you to have the perfect angle to sketch your designs). It does not feel awkward at all despite the size and bulky nature. -Backlit keys: This is by far one of the best features on this keyboard. I've used Logitech keyboards for iPads in the past and was spoiled to the backlit keyboards on my laptops. I believe this should be a standard on all keyboards, so of course you can imagine my glee seeing the blue lights behind each key. Thank you Logitech! -Key pressure: this is a treat because it does feel like a traditional keyboard. My 10 year old is learning how to type in school and was always frustrated with some 3rd party keyboards that feel too flimsy or soft. The Logitech keys are nice where they do feel very traditional and since I'm a hard typer, this feels very good on my fingers. With the size of the 12.9 iPad Pro, the spacing is very good. -Charging: I mentioned that there was no charging cable. Well, you don't need one because this has a USB-C input which means you can plug in your iPad Pro charging cable in it as well. So now you no longer need to use a different cable to charge this accessory and just rely on 1 cable for both keyboard and iPad. This SHOULD be the standard as well for accessories: match the cable of the device. Cons: -Apple Pencil 2nd Gen storage. They say that the flap that keeps the case closed is where you store the Pencil. That's nice because it does secure it down and you don't need to worry about it falling off. The problem for me is that this is the only place you can put the Apple Pencil. You can NO LONGER connect it to the Top of the iPad because there are magnets from the case there and it REPELS the pencil, therefore, you cannot stick it there. That is frustrating because there are times where I don't want it to constantly charge my pencil. Is it worth knocking down 1 star? For me yes. Otherwise this is the best keyboard case for the iPad Pro. Overall, I am very impressed and happy with the Logitech Keyboard Folio. It is bulky and at times can feel heavy, but I feel that my iPad Pro is safe and secured. Great addition for your iPad, making it one step close to replacing your laptop experience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Protection and Good Keyboard

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    zboot
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    The Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case is designed for use with the Apple iPad Pro. It has a sleek yet rugged look and designed for a close fit to the iPad. Unlike some other cases which expose some corners, I feel that the case will actually do a decent job protecting the iPad on a fall. My main worries are the keyboard keys themselves - it seems like there's a chance of them scratching the iPad screen and the battery life. The good news is that the keyboard uses rechargeable lithium ion batteries to power its bluetooth low energy connection the the iPad. It will supposedly last a few months with light (2 hours a day use). My screen concern will likely be mitigated by using a separate screen protector on the iPad, which despite the case is a good idea. I suspect however those of us who actually use keyboard with the iPad pro tend to see heavier use and this will need more regular charging. The Folio keyboard case wraps the iPad within the case itself and has essentially two viewing angles. One at 58 degrees for typing the other at 10 degrees for watching content. The typing angle is ok. This case seems sturdy enough that it would have multiple angles but the available one works well when typing on the keyboard. The 10 degree angle however is a different story. I can see how for someone playing a touch intensive game, it may be useful to have the iPad more or less lying on the table slightly propped up, but it seems too shallow for watching content. Perhaps that's a good angle to offset the iPad from the case when reading, but the whole thing becomes a bit bulky to hold as the iPad is essentially oriented such that it's resting above the keyboard. This adds a decent amount of thickness to the device. In the typing mode, the keyboard looks a bit small, despite having a more full size. While it would be nice for the aspect ratio to not be dwarfed by the iPad pro, I understand that making the keyboard a bit bigger then makes the case a bit unwieldy as the size no longer matches the iPad. I was concerned with the relatively close typing position relative to the iPad screen but it turned out that having a larger keyboard meant my fingers more or less stayed in place. It sill requires a slightly different style than typing at a laptop to keep synced between what you're typing and what you see on the screen. Key travel was pretty decent. I didn't get frustrated with the keyboard which is a good thing. Travel keyboards sometimes have a tendency to not have good travel depending on how they're balanced on your lap. This did a pretty good job under those conditions and worked well on a solid surface. The keyboard is also backlit which was a nice touch. It has space to store and charge the Apple Pencil (which I don't have) and a magnetic latch to help keep the whole thing from catastrophically falling open should you grab it the wrong way when on the go. A slight annoyance was the rubberised covering over the power and volume buttons. They make it a bit difficult to locate by feel and quickly actuate. I get that they're trying to minimize the amount of the iPad that's exposed to potential damage but I think the design on the case side could have been better. I think the main deciding factor will be the additional bulk and weight of the keyboard folio. For power users however, this may be a no-brainer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Protective Case & Keyboard

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    abl001
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    The Logitech Slim Folio does not disappoint if you are looking for a quality and sturdy case to protect your beloved iPad. Before you even open the box, the Logitech Slim Folio will surprise you at its weight. I was pretty surprised since I have had several other cases and they are usually pretty lightweight. Not the case with the Slim Folio. I'd estimate it 75% heavier than similar cases/keyboards. Out of the box, the Logitech Slim Folio has the feel of a high quality case and keyboard. The material is solid with a nice smooth texture. I found it easy to connect to my iPad and it felt very secure. Due to the added weight, it really does feel more like a laptop than an iPad, BUT that also adds to the feeling that your precious iPad is safe and secure. Connecting was as easy as with most other bluetooth connections so there isn't a lot to say about that. Once connected, I found using the Slim Folio to be a breeze and quite pleasant. The keys felt like they had substance with enough travel to give me a satisfying sensation of using a real keyboard. What is really nice and not found on all keyboards (even laptops which is just unbelievable) is that this keyboard comes with backlit keys! This may not seem like a big deal until you are using a keyboard without a backlit keyboard and then you'll soon wonder why anyone would ever build a keyboard without it! This keyboard/case has three different 'modes' like many of its competitors. The first is a traditional laptop mode with the iPad locked into a slightly titled position and the keyboard in front. This worked well and I enjoyed using the keyboard. The second is 'sketch mode' where the iPad lifts and covers the keyboard while remaining slightly tilted instead of flat/horizontal. Personally, I like this position for standard use of the iPad such as surfing, social media, chatting, and watching videos depending on your seating position. The third mode is 'read mode' where the keyboard flips behind the iPad and you are supposed to be able to hold it to read. I don't find this mode very usable since the case does add bulk to an already large iPad and handling it with one hand is not comfortable or feasible for any length of time. In all, I would definitely recommend the Logitech Slim Folio Pro for anyone looking for a keyboard that will transform your iPad into something a lot closer to a functional laptop as well as providing a durable and stylish cover. Logitech rates the case/keyboard to last 3 months on a single charge (via USB-C thankfully!) with an average of 2 hours of daily use. That's really quite impressive if it lives up to those expectations. For the purposes of this review, I cannot verify whether that is accurate but it is what they are claiming. Pros: -Durability -Battery Life (advertised-not confirmed yet) -Texture -Cost compared to similar Apple products -Backlit keyboard Cons: -Weight

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile yet a little bulky

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    ObiRob
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    This keyboard case has a few great features that I absolutely love but it comes with a few drawbacks. First the good stuff. It’s a solid keyboard. Backlit keys make night typing really easy and the keys themselves are responsive and comfortable. The case has rubber bumper-style edges for rough travel (though I wouldn’t recommend dropping it to test its durability)it has all the keys that a apple computer would, essentially making your iPad more similar to a MacBook. The shortcut keys also help when needing to quickly search for something or to get back to your home screen. It also has a slot for your Apple Pencil if you sprung for one (though while in the holder I noticed it doesn’t charge). A few of the downsides. The battery key only gives you a light when pressed not really telling you how much charge the case has left and it doesn’t register as a traditional Bluetooth item in the battery widget so you cannot see how much charge is left. However I will say that it holds a charge rather well seeing I have yet to charge it since I received it (which has been over a week with moderate usage). I noticed that on the packaging it boasted a slightly raised tablet mode for comfortable drawing or writing with the Apple Pencil, no matter what I tried I couldn’t get this to do it without it feeling awkward and not quite right. Also it’s awfully bulky. Expect it to at least double the weight and thickness of your iPad. Overall, if you want your iPad to function more like a laptop hybrid, then this case may be just what you’re looking for.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A case like no other; you will want and need this

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    stevefromtheburbs
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    This is the first keyboard case that I can say would truly make me consider leaving a laptop for a tablet. The iPad Pro is amazing, but it is big, and typing stuff is a tedious task of moving back and forth between sitting it down, propping it up, or simply doing the one finger thing while holding it. This case resolves all of this, and a few other things. I was first impressed with the build quality of this - this is no cheap case from a discount store. This is a heavy duty keyboard case, and the keyboard is not junk. This entire thing makes me think of how it would be if I was able to detach my laptop keyboard from my screen. It has strong magnets to hold it in place in laptop mode. The closure strap holds it closed very confidently. And the 2nd gen pencil can be stored and charged while being secured in the case. It has a 3 month battery life between charges, not sure how that will hold up, but since it is low energy bluetooth, I believe it is possible. And the backlit keyboard is nothing short of spectacular for a keyboard case. There are a bunch of IOS shortcut buttons across the top row, and those come in very handy when using the iPad Pro as a laptop. Change it to sketch mode, and you can use it to sketch out a drawing, or simply just use it as a tablet for browsing emails or the web. Change it again to the reader mode and use it to read a book or flip through the news. I highly recommend this for anyone with an iPad Pro - for anyone who isn't using their iPad Pro for everything, this will change that. This case is by far the best and only example I've seen and worked with that makes me feel like an iPad Pro can be a laptop too. If you don't believe it, try it for yourself - you invested a lot of money in that iPad Pro, why not take full advantage of what it can do by simply adding a keyboard case that also allows for two other ways of using your iPad Pro? Best Buy has a great return policy - if you feel like it really isn't for you, return it. But after you give it a few days you'll find yourself realizing it does everything as I've said it does, and does it very well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great features but comes of course with bulk

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    redderr
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    The iPad Pro 12.9 3rd generation is a thing of beauty but weighty just on it’s on. I already had a branded all in one otterbox type case that proved excellent screen and rear protection. Unfortunately I could not insert the case into the frame of the Logitech slim folio keyboard case with that case still on. So I removed my case and inserted into the Logitech case and pairing was simple and powerful. As others have said the placement of the pencil is in one area by the flap closure, which means it is always charging. Not a big issue but wished it could be elsewhere. The rating of 5 stars is given because it does everything you want in a keyboard case well and overall weight or slimness should not be a reason for a star removal. If your buying this then the assumption is you are willing to give up slimness and weight for the benefits. The case is about a pound and a half plus considerably thickness is added but I liked it. But worried about drops both for the case and the iPad itself. The case is oversized and seemingly would protect the iPad if dropped. The screen also never comes directly in contact with the keyboard when closed up with the flap so that is fantastic. The various usability positions are very good along with the easy of typing at various positions/angles. The tactile keyboard feedback is rock solid, the keys feel durable and the inclusion IOS shortcut buttons across the top row are very useful. The backlight is wonderful and this keyboard case make this gigantic iPad into a full replacement desktop. It is so much easier to use the iPad with the case on and the angles. No more straining in one hand to hold the pad and type. The three month battery life seems feasible given the weight if the case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best protection & keyboard but at the cost of bulk

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    TechnicallyCorrect
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    The Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for the latest generation of Apple iPad Pro 12.9" will be great case for some and nonstarter for others. Overall, it is probably the best keyboard case out there. The keyboard is nicely spaced with very good tactile feel and a back light. One of the complaints I have with the Apple iPad Smart Keyboard Folio is the tactile feedback of the keyboard is not good. There is nothing that Apple could do about that, they were concentrating on keeping the Smart Keyboard Folio thin. With the Logitech, the keyboard does not have that issue. In fact, it is as close to a laptop keyboard you will find (until Brydge comes out with theirs.) The case protects your iPad well on every side and all corners. All the buttons work fine with the case on and there are no issues with sound. A very nice touch on the Logitech Slim Folio is they included a flap that goes over the Apple pencil to make sure it does not fall off the magnetic pencil charger. What a great idea, I bet Apple is kicking themselves for not thinking about that feature first. To make the Logitech even better, it is a whopping $70 less expensive than the ridiculous prices Apple Smart Keyboard. So what is the downside of the Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case? As I earlier indicated, there is a nonstarter here for some – it is bulky. At its thickest point, the Logitech is 13/16 of inch thick (that is at the flap.) The rest of the cover puts you iPad Pro at 3/4 of an inch. Compare that to a MacBook - .52 of an inch at it’s thickest and tapers down to .14 of an inch. I know we are really on talking about a 1/4 of an inch here but think of it this way – it is a 50% increase in thickness. There is the decision you have to make, lose the svelteness of the iPad Pro with a OEM Folio Smart Keyboard to gain a superior keyboard and far superior protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An Outstanding iPad Case

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    Mikepas
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    This Logitech case is a most excellent keyboard case for your iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd Generation). The feel of the case is awesome. Not quite soft-touch plastic and not a traditional hard plastic material. Fitting your iPad into it takes a little effort but it's worth it to me because I know it's not going to just fall out. There is a cutout for the camera, speakers, and the USB-C port is exposed on one side. The power and volume keys are covered. There is a magnetic latch that hold the cover over the screen and it is particularly strong so no worries about your Apple Pencil getting loose in your bag. When the case is open it folds back and is held in place with magnets so you don't have to worry about it flopping around. They keyboard powers up when you place the iPad in the typing position and again, the magnets her are very strong so using this in your lap is entirely possible. My only complaint here is it's locked in one position for typing. The first time you do this you'll be prompted to sync the keyboard via Bluetooth which happens smoothly and works effortlessly after that. The keys are back lit which is nice. Typing on the keyboard feels like typing on a regular keyboard, both in size and key travel. In my opinion this is a much better typing solution that the Apple Smart Keyboard which I used on my old 10 inch iPad Pro. The included function keys add utility to the case and make working with the iPad a better overall experience. As a case I feel like this provides some much needed protection, front and back, to my iPad. While it does charge via USB-C there is no corresponding cable included which means you either use the cable that came with your iPad or buy one if you want to charge the case and iPad at the same time. Overall I'm looking forward to using this keyboard for years to come and highly recommend this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It’s great, but seems to defeat the purpose

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    NotBobMontgomery
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    The Logitech Slim Folio Pro has me torn. On the one hand, it’s great, but on the other, it takes a svelte iPad Pro and turns it into a clunker. But let’s start at the beginning. Getting the iPad Pro into the case is as simple as any neoprene case. It just snaps in place. Pairing is also easy, just a quick Bluetooth connection. The case itself is rock solid. It feels like it’s built to withstand bumps and falls, and it would be right at home on a construction site. The keyboard is backlit and the keys have a good feel and travel. Overall it feels right to the touch. The case even has a spot to carry your Apple Pencil. And now the downsides. There is one small one - it is, of course, yet another device that you must remember to charge. And then there is the big one - do you really want your thin, sleek iPad Pro to look like it belongs on a construction site? The Slim Folio Pro is thicker - by a lot - than my HP Spectre or my Lenovo X1 Carbon. It also feels heavy. While I didn’t weigh them, holding the iPad and the Folio in separate hands, it feels heavier than the device it’s meant to protect. I travel a lot, so weight and size are critical to me. I’m also the person who carries an iPhone XS without a case. I got the iPhone and iPad in part because they are easy to carry, in part because they look good. Large cases destroy both of these advantages. Make no mistake, this is one very large case. The folio a solid, well designed, and well built device. But it’s not the device for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Typing, A little too bulky.

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    ViperElectric
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    When it comes to this keyboard I had to look at it two ways, how well did it function as a keyboard to replace the apple type cover? And how well did it fit the feel of the iPad pro? Unfortunately it only does one of these things well. When it comes to overall size and feel I have to say this keyboard cover is lacking. It does add a fair bit of protection to your iPad, but at a cost of a lot of extra weight. This thing just feels way to bulky for what it is. I feel they could have slimmed it out is some areas to make the fit feel more to the aesthetic of an iPad pro. I was also feel that they could have included the smart connector so that you could connect to the keyboard without having to pair it to Bluetooth. At least give the option. Considering that adding this keyboard doubles the overall profile of your iPad as well as almost doubling the weight it feels like I would say that they missed the mark in this area. As for Typing feel, if you don't care about the added weight or bulk, or the fact that the only way to connect to the thing is Bluetooth, then this is a great fit. The typing feel is great, good travel on the keys and a solid feel. It feels better typing than some cheap laptop keyboards I would dare to say. I also like that the keys are backlit, this makes it much easier to find the function keys they added. Also there is a full set of useful functions laid out on the keyboard as well such as volume, track switching and many more. If I was going to use this just for typing and not carrying it around then it would be my full time iPad keyboard.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easily the best Logitech case I've owned

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    Bootleg89
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    I love almost every Logitech product I have ever owned. Something about their attention to detail and quality has been hard to beat. I own a lot of cases for a lot of my portable devices and this seemed to be prefect for my iPad pro. It not only performed as expected, but actually better than expected. The case feels great right out of the box as is most Logitech products I have ever owned. It has a nice feel and weight to it and just feels good in the hand. The iPad snaps right into it and feels like a perfect and precise fit. I then attached the pen to the case's holder and it was the icing on the cake. Everything fits perfect and it it just feels like the iPad is in a complete package. The case then syncs to the iPad with no issues and you are able to immediately start using the keyboard. I loved typing on it and it feels organic even though it is compact. It even has quick launch iOS buttons that all worked. This is made for iPad and it shows. The keyboard itself has back lights and that makes a huge difference from all other keyboards I have used for my iPads. This is a very nice useful feature. Oh, and did I forget to mention that the pencil charges from the case as well? It does. I have been using it for over a week now and have not needed to charge it yet. I expect the battery life to be excellent. Overall, I really love this case and it has made a huge difference in the portability of my iPad, I love taking it with me everywhere now.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Awesome Folio Keyboard for iPad Pro

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    bobcats9498
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    The Logitech Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for Apple iPad Pro is absolutely brilliant. I was honestly skeptical that I would like it after using Apple’s native keyboard for so long, but the Logitech keyboard has become my permanent replacement. The good: * The keyboard types and acts like a keyboard. Feel like a real computer keyboard * The keys are backlight so it works great in the dark (I use it on a plane and it’s great) * Addition of extra function keys - volume, Spotlight, music keys, etc. * Better balanced when using on your lap. The Apple keyboard and iPad would tend to fall over when using on your lap. This keyboard does not. It’s great in this regard * Full iPad protection, especially corner protection * Premium look and feel * The keyboard uses USB C to charge. Convenient with the uSB C on iPad Pro. The not so good: * It is heavier and a little bulkier than the Apple keyboard, but honestly I don’t really notice a difference in weight carrying it around. It is still easily portable. * The power and volume buttons are harder to push due to the protection, but it’s not overly difficult to trigger the buttons. * The keyboard is not full enclosed like the Apple keyboard so any liquid split could cause issues. However, just be careful like you would with any keyboard. I must say overall that I am really impressed with this keyboard. I couldn’t recommend it more as an awesome addition to your iPad Pro!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Perfect Fit

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    ScottLaRoc
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    The Logitech - Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9" is the greatest fit for your iPad Pro 12.9”. This case/keyboard is well made, almost rugged to a point and fits the iPad Pro perfectly. The edges of the case are rubberized, installing the iPad is easy and hold it in place nicely. It won’t slip out and offer protection to your iPad in case of drops. There are cases out there that are completely hard plastic and make installing the iPad difficult and eventually break from drops and every day use. The edges are also a bit raised so that when you close the case, your screen does not touch the keyboard. Folding the is easy as well. With a magnetic flap that hold the iPad in place when closed and also holds your Apple Pencil if you have one. Also holding it securely in the magnetic flap. When unfolded and having the iPad sitting in an upright position, it holds firmly and doesn’t budge very much. So touches on the screen won’t send you scrambling to catch the falling back iPad because of a hard touch. Keyboard backlights are a tricky thing sometimes. Many are too bright in a dark setting and some are not bright enough. This backlight is perfect in any setting of darkness. If you don’t like the default setting, you can also adjust it. There are many iPad cases and keyboards combos out there, I would definitely recommend looking at this before any others.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Choice!

    Posted
    IllinoisJoe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I looked at this keyboard, the apple folio, and the brydge. I wanted something that would protect the ipad and allow me to read magazines and such in portrait mode, along with the obvious typing requirement. The brydge does not have 360 degree hinge so it's cumbersome to use the ipad in portrait mode, plus it offers no corner protection, and there's some concern that the hinges may have caused stress cracks on the glass. The apple option, while by far the lightest, offers no drop protection for the ipad. While I don't plan on dropping it, things happen. I went back and forth about the Logitech and finally ordered one for pickup. Glad I did. It checks all the boxes for me. Some people wrote about how thick it makes the ipad, I didn't find it an issue because it had a good feel to it. In fact, a lot of the thickness is due to the corner protection and spacing the keyboard from the screen. So it's all justified. The typing experience is great and smooth. Also, it stays steady when used on my lap when sitting in a recliner. It's easy to work when opening and closing, plus there's a couple options for portrait mode (ipad over keyboard or wrap keyboard behind the ipad) that work good. Very happy with the purchase and would recommend. Hoping for a long future with this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Logitech, you disappointed me with this one.

    Posted
    Motorpenguin
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I'm normally a pretty strong advocate for Logitech products. However, this one disappointed me. While it connects via bluetooth very well and types okay, it misses the mark in many ways for me. 1.) It's bulky and heavy. More so than competitors. 2.) The keys are (this will sound weird) too smooth. I can't really say why this bothers me, but it does. It's like touching a finely oiled surface, there's no tactile "feel" while using the keys. 3.) It doesn't close securely. No magnets to hold it closed except for the flap and that doesn't hold it tightly closed. 4.) The flap, well..., it flaps. You have to be very sure to magnet it to the back or else it will flip up and in front of your screen. 5.) The pencil won't/can't charge while in the security sleeve in the flap. 6.) The iPad can't be removed from the keyboard without completely removing it from the case. No way to easily use it to read a book without the keyboard dangling off the back. 6.) Did I mention it's bulky? In short, if you don't plan to carry your iPad around a lot and never need to separate it from the keyboard, maybe you'll like it. But isn't that the point of the iPad? It connects well and is responsive. I love the function key row that is absurdly missing from the Apple keyboard. But that's not enough to make me want to swap.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Superb

    Posted
    Studi
    • My Best Buy® Member

    When I finally upgraded my iPad Pro, I knew I needed significant protection for the remarkably slim and (sigh) fragile device. I’m a student who takes all of my notes with an Apple Pencil in Notability. I wanted a place for my pencil when not in use. I don’t really use a keyboard that often but I needed a solution that didn’t look hideous (sorry, I’m not a fan of UAG putting their logos all over). Logitech always makes such well-made and nice looking products. The Slim Folio Pro, while expensive, fits that bill. It is professional looking while also maintaining Apple’s overall aesthetic (i hate how trendy that word is becoming...stop, you don’t sound sophisticated). The case does add a good bit of weight to the overall device-case combination. But I’m willing to carry a little bit more knowing that my iPad Pro is well protected and looking nice. I LOVE how the clasp will magnetically stow away when not in the closed use position (essentially it wont flap around when you are using the device). The keyboard is also excellent with good key travel, backlighting, and battery life. I DO wish Logitech had offered and additional viewing angle. But overall, this case is totally worth it and is built to last. Excellent job Logitech, five stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Adds bulk, but good keyboard

    Posted
    ARBaldridge
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The name of this device is a bit misleading. It is not slim, in fact it will make your iPad about as thick (or a bit thicker) than a MacBook. It does look slick and nice though. Set up was very easy and it connected to my iPad right away. I used it for several minutes testing it out and the battery level did not go down much. It says that will last for several days without needing to be recharged and it appears that it lives up to that. The keys seem to be more solid and the magnet that holds the unit in place for typing also turns on the keyboard which is a very handy feature. There were only a couple of drawbacks to this keyboard case though that resulted in the 4 stars instead of 5. #1 the device does not come with its own charger, but is also USB-C like the new iPad Pros are so you can use that cable to charge this device. #2 It also does not have a dedicated pocket for the Apple Pencil which is unfortunate. I want something to hold that $100 stick secure so that it is not lost. With this keyboard I find that I can use my iPad as a laptop with the added benefit of touch screen capability if I want it. Overall this appears to be a well built device that will hold up and last awhile. Very close to being a 5 star product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb Case for 3rd Gen iPad Pro

    Posted
    AcurNet
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    The Logitech - Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9" is an excellent compliment for the iPad Pro. It is packed with features that help to optimize using your iPad, such as keyboard shortcuts for opening Safari, controlling music and volume, and a backlit keyboard. The case is easy to setup. It connects to the iPad via bluetooth and works seamlessly with all of the native iPad applications. The battery life is very impressive. The advertised battery life is 3 months with 2 hours of usage per day. There is a battery indicator in the upper-right-hand-corner of the keyboard section to alert you of the battery status. Charging the case is easy, simply connect a USB-C cable. My one complaint is that the case does not include a USB-C cable, therefore you will have to obtain one if you do not have one from another device. However, that minor issue does not take away from how amazing the Logitech - Slim Folio Pro case is for the iPad. The structure and design of the case is excellent. It is durable and versatile. You can protect your iPad and even secure you Apple Pencil. I highly recommend the Logitech - Slim Folio Pro Keyboard Case for Apple iPad Pro 12.9".

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good keyboard with a case.

    Posted
    JustCuz
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    The first thing I've noticed is the snug fit of this case. Hugs the corners good and protecting them also. The case has a nice strong magnet to lock the ipad in place when in use. Also has a pocket to hold your apple pencil. The keyboard it self is a very nice size. I have bigger hands but they feel right at home on this keyboard. The keys are spaced out enough not to feel crowded when typing. And the keys are backlit with 3 levels of brightness in case you forget where a key or two is. I've read that it has a 3 month battery life on a single charge.(2 hours of use a day). I haven't had it that long to test but I have made it a week with over 2 hours of use each day and still going. I feel most people should know this but maybe some don't. Adding this to your Ipad will make typing emails/notes so much faster. It is a must have if you use your ipad a lot like I do for work. Turns it in to a lightweight laptop. The quality of the case feels durable and I think it will hold up well.

    I would recommend this to a friend