• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not perfect

    I didn’t know what the smart connect was when I bought my iPad Pro 10.5. I knew I wanted a keyboard and I spent a lot of time looking for 3rd party options. There were a few I found that I liked. The Valkit Bluetooth keyboard was probably the best one I found out there. But, this Logitech was immediately a standout. I wasn’t even turned off by the price. Here’s what makes it superb (Keep in mind that the combination of these features make it what it is).
    1. Smart Connect (no charging, it connects via magnet and works right away. No charging is a big plus. This one edges out the apple keyboard because it adds some protection and costs less.
    2. The case allows for an adjustable screen angle with an impressive range. It even has a portrait position if you’re into that sort of thing.
    3. Almost full size keys. Other keyboards have small keys.
    4. Backlit keyboard (maybe seems frivolous, but it’s totally important once you know it exists. It’s also “spillproof’, but I didn’t test that. Proceed with skepticism. Better yet, don’t spill on your keyboard!
    5. There’s a bar above the numbers for quick commands similar to what you’d see on your MacBook. The Valkit uses a Function button to activate.
    6. The case has a firm hold on the iPad so it doesn’t slip, but even better, it interacts with the screen in a way that allows you to have a screen protector on it.

    Here’s what disappointed me
    1. When set up, it’s not incredibly sturdy. If you pick up the iPad, the keyboard is going to fall off. I didn’t think that would be important until it happened. I was more bummed than I would have expected. Also affects using it while on your lap.
    2. It’s kind of bulky. I don’t have concerns about it keeping my iPad safe, but it’s not as slick/slender as I was hoping for when bundled up.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful case DO NOT BUY

    This case is absolutely awful. Great Idea, terrible execution. The Ipad wont stay connected while it is set in place and only connects when I hold the Ipad up to the keyboard. Save yourself some money and go with any other case available. Very disappointed.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard and buttons the highlight - other wise could do better...

    When it works, the keyboard is arguably the best iPad keyboard ever - the keys are well placed, nicely crafted and have just the right amount of travel and feel. However, this is all spoiled by a dodgy connection. The keyboard communicates with the iPad via the smart connector and is held in place by magnets. Unfortunately, the connector becomes misaligned very easily and then the connection is lost. I use the iPad for making notes on the go and will often move from typing on a desk to typing on my lap and just transferring from one position to another is enough to shift the connector to the point where connection is lost. Most frustrating, but it's not all Logitech's fault - Apple obviously decided a more secure docking point (like the Surface Pro for example) would upset the smooth lines of iPad, but it's those smooth lines that allow the connector to slide around.

    Other than the smart connector issue, while it adds considerably to the bulk of the iPad, the build quality of this case is excellent - it's solid and scratch-resistant. Also, the power button is perfectly positioned - it's even easier to find and click than when the iPad is naked.

    Haven't had a problem with the kick stand - it just works without complaint.

    While Logitech Slim Combo is not intended to turn the iPad into a 'me-too' laptop (like many other keyboard cases), I am not keen on the the way the designer relies completely on the magnetic smart connector to keep the two parts of the case together. I got used to it (having to unfold it carefully so as not to pull it apart) but i don't feel I should be adapting my usage of the product just to align with the designer's lack of vision?

    In all, I'll keep the case for now but I am keeping a close eye on Zagg in the hope they will adapt their slim-book concept to the iPad Pro 10.5.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    This is a beautiful keyboard to type on and I've been a keyboard operator for many years on one machine or another. It sits on my lap well & I even like the area to rest the wrist whilst typing it's so comfortable.. It is a little heavier than the last Logitech keyboard I had due to the stand but it's not a drama.
    I really like the backlighting plus being able to charge the keyboard through the connection between that & the screen without a cable.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard and great back case.

    I love the keyboard, its fantastic to type on.
    The Pencil holder is also great.
    Back case for the actual iPAD is also great and adds nice protection.
    The kick stand works awesome providing great angles for viewing movies and typing. Although portrait mode is a bit tippy.
    The buttons on the case work great, turning the iPAD on and off is easy and makes a nice click sound.
    When the keyboard is disconnected the iPAD still feels nice in your hand, making playing games still very good.

    So, why only 3 stars then?

    1. The keyboard comes detached from the iPad easily. I have drop the keyboard portion quite often because of it. I have a very small crack in the keyboard case because of it. I still want to be able to disconnect the keyboard, but not this easily.
    2. In some instance the keyboard becomes disconnected from the iPad (not working). When this happens you have to disconnect and reconnect the keyboard. Easy to solve, but still a pain.
    3. When closed, the keyboard twists and shifts on the iPAD. I think this is because of the cloth/rubber type hinge they are using to attach the magnet portion.

    Would I buy an other YES. But only because at the moment there are not other better options with all the same features.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Depends On What You Want...

    I love this case, because I was looking for great protection for my new super-expensive iPad Pro. I was also looking for an amazing, responsive, full-size keyboard that works flawlessly with iOS, and a case that has a place to keep my Apple Pencil handy and safe. I wanted a keyboard case that would give me the ability to use my iPad Pro in place of my MacBook... and yet one that would also easily sit on my lap, without the keyboard, so I can read in bed. I found all of these things in this Logitech Slim Combo case. It is perfect for me, and I could not be happier.
    Regarding all the complaints here.... people should not dis this case just because they are looking for something else. If you want solid protection, a great keyboard, support for your Apple Pencil, and versatility for holding/viewing/maneuvering, then you will love this case.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LOGITECH SLIM FOLIO

    What a piece of junk!!! When it first blue-toothed to my new ipad it was great...for one email. Now, i have to pound the keys to get it to work. Being
    Returned to BEST BUY in 53minuteds. Don't buy this junk!!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Awesome case, it is so useful!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then what Apple has right now

    Is this case perfect? No. There isn't a perfect case for an iPad. Because we are all different. But this one by Logitech suits me just fine. Is it a bit heavier, yea. But it will protect your iPad from a fall off of a desk, your lap, etc. Try that with what Apple offers.

    These negative reviews I just don't get. I think the name for this case, the slim combo, should be changed. No, it's not slim. But give me a break. I want a keyboard. If I want a case for protection, I would order the otterbox. Which I have. I got this keyboard case, for the keyboard. Not the case. Logitech is second to none when it comes to keyboards.

    Apple simply isn't in the keyboard market. At least not seriously. When looking for a keyboard, you should get what you like. What fits you needs. This keyboard does all of these things for me. The backlight is great. There are several special function keys for quick access to other things like music selection, for one.

    I gave this product a five star rating because it's not perfect. But for me, it's pretty darn close. To some who reviews this, it seems to me they can't be pleased. I would recommend this case to anyone. I wouldn't recommend they go by the reviews. This goes with many products though.

    Get this case. If you don't like it, return it. After using it for a couple of days, you will like it. No doubt about that.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A Most Unhappy Surprise

    Normally I like Logitech's accessories very much. This floppy mess however is--bar none--the worst accessory of any brand I have EVER purchased. To begin with, it looks, feels, and acts like a cheap piece of hastily designed cheap plastic. There's not much problem with it while sitting at a table while using it. Not sure how many users do that often, since most of us use a laptop for that experience, and using it on your lap is just awful. I really can't get over what a terrible product this is, especially considering it's been paired with the "world beater" that is the iPad Pro 10.5. Brilliant tablet! Awful, awful keyboard case. Absolutely ruins the whole experience...and just to be clear, I blame Apple just as much as Logitech for this mess. THEY made the decision to carry this junk product.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Kick Stand Hangs

    I actually like this case. But I don't like that the kickstand hangs loose. Apple does not let me post an image in this review unfortunately.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expectations too high

    I’ve had iPads since they were introduced and upgraded from iPad Air 2 with very high expectations of using a keyboard and the Pro and new iOS 11 for more “real work”. The only disappointment has been this keyboard / combo but I think it’s mostly due to my own inflated expectations. I’d been listening for some time to podcasts extolling the virtues of Logitech keyboards and I’d heard some of the issues with the Apple keyboard. So seeing the name for this one when ordering the 10.5 pro, I thought it’d be perfect. Backlight, full-stroke feel, etc. Here are my opinions/experience, some of which differ from many reviewers:

    Pros:
    + Keyboard “feel” when typing - pretty good. Better than other Apple keyboards I’ve had.
    + Backlighting - nice!
    + Full protection when both back and keyboard are closed around the iPad
    + I actually like the “lip” around the back case, because when you don’t have the keyboard connected, the screen is exposed and the lip gives me a bit more of a secure grasp when carrying the ipad. I’ve also dropped the iPad once (gasp) and the lip protected the screen.
    + Love, love, love the stand in the back that everyone keeps complaining about. Maybe it will get looser over time, that’s a worry, but it’s extremely sturdy now and very adjustable to a range of angles. I do not type on my iPads on my lap though. I always hated doing so with laptops as well and won’t do it. So yes, if you really like to type on your lap, this isn’t for you. But if you like to put it on a flat surface in front of you and adjust it to that “just right” angle for the viewing you prefer at that particular moment (table, countertop, airline tray table, on the bed beside you) it’s great! Other ipad stands I’ve had over the years force you to pick from just a few fixed elevation angles. And those sometimes wear out over time too.
    + I like having a secure place for the pencil. I’m really afraid of losing the darn thing. I can’t seem to hang on to any pencil or pen I use. I love the pencil too by the way — you gotta get one if you have a Pro.

    Cons:
    - Biggest frustration — by far — to me is the darn “lock screen” key in the upper right. I just can’t get used to it. Many’s the time I go to hit the delete key with my right pinkie and hit the lock screen key which is just above the delete. Extremely frustrating to be in mid-thought while typing and had the iPad go black and lock on you! Maybe over time I can retrain my fingers enough so that it isn’t much of a problem (I’ve had to get used to many keyboards over time including Apple’s own so I know I’m trainable). I currently cycle between 4 different keyboards between work, laptops, and ipad. None of the other 3 shut down on me if I hit the wrong key though... Right now I’d be much happier if I could disable it or change the functionality or triggering somehow. Maybe a double-tap to cause it to lock or something.
    - It is bulkier when closed than I thought it would be. My interpretation of “slim” is much slimmer anyway.
    - Ditto for weight. Heavier than I expected.
    - The plastic keyboard does feel a little cheap but not as bad as some imply.
    - No escape key. Now I’m not entirely sure that’s so bad with the iPad. I use it all the time with laptops and desktops, but the OS and applications tend to encourage it to get out of something. On the iPad you simply touch somewhere else. I’m still getting used to the keyboard/touch-the-screen sort of interaction needed with an iPad+keyboard so maybe with time that feeling of missing the escape key will go away.

    So, again, I think my own expectations led to my middling review. Over time I may come to love it as I get used to it. However the pro, OS 11, pencil along with the functionality of keyboard have me pretty happy right now!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible keyboard, Worst customer service

    The design of the keyboard is so-so, but acceptable. it served me well for about a month; before the keyboard just decided to stop working. No form of resets, or updates to the iPad could get it to work. I tried to get it replaced by Logitech, and 2 weeks into it, I'm still going round and round through their generic email responses. Worst Logitech product I have ever owned, wish I had waited for something better to come along.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept, failed execution

    First off, I'm a huge fan of Logitech's create keyboard case. I loved it on my ipad pro 9.7". The slim combo for the ipad pro 10.5" was a terrible case. I like what Logitech was going for, but they didn't quiet get there. First off the thing is huge! it's not slim in any way. it easily quadrupled the thickness of the ipad, making it bigger than a mac book. it's very well protected, but looks terrible and is heavy. they put a rounded back on the piece that the ipad sits in. WHY? When using the ipad by itself and you go to set it down, it sits there and rocks. Granted you can set it face down...It has a huge lip that protects the screen, but if you're trying to write with apple pencil, forget it. the keyboard was good, but detached very easily. Overall, i was shocked that Logitech put that case out.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thin to thick. Beware, nowhere near slim.

    I like the idea that the keyboard and back casing can be separated. Very handy and can be rotated several ways. I also like the backlit keyboard, ideal in low light situation. However, all these good things about the casing, could not justify the bulkiness of the slim combo. I don't know why they've got the word "slim" on it? It's simply misleading. Might be ok for some, but definitely not for me.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case/keyboard combo available.

    I usually prefer to stick with Apple's own accessories, but they have no solution for protecting the back of my 10.5" iPad. I search through the web for hours. Logitech has the best solution, but I find their keyboard a bit thick, and there is a gap between it and the screen when closed.
    The Good:
    - Protects the back of the iPad.
    - Ports as easily accessible.
    - Keyboard does not need charging!
    - Apple Pencil holder
    - Built-in stand

    The Bad:
    - Case edges extrude upwards about 0.5 centimeters over screen surface. This gap increases between keyboard and screen when closed, adding to thickness and bulky appearance
    - Inner side of case is hard plastic. I will update if any crashes appear on the 'protected' side.
    - I don't like the fabric they used for the underside of keyboard. I think a rubberized material would be better. Also, some adding some rubber to the kick stand would improve grip.
    - Ergonomics... Imagine you are outside and just want to read on your iPad. You may pretend the keyboard is part of the book, or you will have to disconnect and place somewhere. Apple's keyboard can easily swing around to the back.


    Overall, there is no better option out there IF you need a keyboard AND full protection.

    Update: I ordered an Apple Smart Cover so I can leave the keyboard at the office and protect the screen.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    I bought the keyboard as it was available early and from Apple. I had also used a logitech keyboard case for my Air 2 and it was great. The positives were a useful and sturdy kickstand as it will stand up almost anywhere. The keyboard is great to type on when on an appropriately hard and sturdy surface. Having a pencil sleeve was nice.

    Sadly, I could not use it on my lap and the keyboard worked best on things like a table or desk. It was flimsy and flexed around when trying to use on my lap, in bed etc. I was surprised at the clunky feel of this thing and the two pieces together made my new iPad pro seem bulkier than my laptop. The kickstand/plastic shell combo did not have clean lines and it looks a little frankensteinish.

    For me, this case was bulky, plasticky and awkward to use. I really tried to like it for a few days but ended up returning and now waiting for something better to come along. Perhaps Logitech will revisit the Create for the 10.5 or maybe something else will step in and fill the market.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing slim about the case

    This case is thicker than my MacBook Pro 2010. Besides that, it makes it impossible to use the iPad as a tablet as the keyboard keeps falling off from the magnetic hinge when you pop it open and whilst it is not on a flat surface. I am returning to today.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Epic Fail

    The logitech team epically failed with this design. As others have pointed out in previous reviews, there is nothing slim about this keyboard. The stand and keyboard require much more flat surface space than previous models, in fact the two piece design make it unstable on anything other than a flat ridid surface. If you travel frequently and like the mobility of the Slim Folio (the previous and far superior model) you will be extremely disappointed. The larger and unstable footprint do not make it conducive for airplane travel, vehicle use (ubers, taxis, trains, etc), use on your lap while lounging, or any other surface that is not solid and flat. It requires more time to set up from the closed position and forget about using it with the pencil.

    I would give negative stars if I could and will definitely return the product to the store.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, not perfect

    I've been using this keyboard/case for a little over a week now. After an initial "I'm definitely returning this" thought, I decided to give it a chance, and decided to keep it. The keyboard itself is extremely comfortable to use and easy to type on. Hooked up the new iPad 10.5" and the keyboard just starts working. I think I like the clamshell, it feels very sturdy. I don't like how because of the form factor of this, you can't use this on your lap like you can a laptop, and pretty much have to be sitting at a desk. The stand you need to open digs into your legs very uncomfortably. With that, I don't like that if I want to use this as an iPad I have to remove the keyboard and put it someplace, it doesn't just fold back. I also wish it was designed so I could put the Apple Smart Cover on when I am using it as an iPad since there's no screen protection. Although the iPad is pretty inset into the case so that's good.

    So overall I like it, but at the same time, there's some annoyances to me.

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