• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech Dropped the ball on this one...

    The keyboard is really great, but apparently, Logitech was in a rush to get this out and didn't seem to do any quality control. The keyboard is attached only by the smart connector on the iPad, which is great for typing but not for holding a case together. There is no attached hinge. The keyboard comes in two separate parts. The iPad is covered edge to edge, which is good, but it's not a very secure fit. I dropped it on my carpeted bedroom floor and the iPad popped out of the case. Had that been concrete, there would have been zero protection for my new iPad.

    Two weeks ago, I got the Logitech Create for my 9.7" iPad Pro and the iPad fits so snugly into the case that I worried about the day I'd have to take it out. This Slim Combo is a nice idea gone bad. I wish Logitech would've taken their time and put more thought into this. Needless to say, I'm returning it and waiting for a better solution.

    P.S. The 10.5" iPad makes for a perfectly sized keyboard and I'm sure that whatever keyboard case I do find for this iPad will feel great. Kudos to Apple for this 10.5" sweet spot. I'm 6'4" with huge hands and typing on this keyboard is an experience that is very similar to typing on my MacBook Pro. Very comfortable.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but great alternative to Apple's Smart Keyboard case

    There are currently not many IPad Pro 10.5 keyboard cases. Below are a list of Pros and Cons I ran into.

    PROS

    1. Backstand - The back stand is sturdy and is adjustable at practically any angle. The stand even works on soft surfaces like my bed. This stand is much better than the typical fold out stands in the slimmer folio cases.

    2. Keyboard - The keyboard's backlight is beautiful and the keys are responsive. It snaps on and off with ease, and I have not ran into an issue where it snaps off by accident

    3. Protection - The cover is the actual keyboard, and rests on top of the screen. There is a lip that sticks out from the iPad screen due to the back cover. This prevents the keys from scratching the screen, but provides comple protection.

    4. - Apple Pencil Holder - The pencils holder is located on top of the screen. It has a nice fit for the pencil, and the pencil securely fits. No issues of it being accidentally removed.

    5. Material - Other reviews mention the material, being cheap plastic. While the case is completely plastic, I did not find it cheap. Nothing on this case is flimsy, and the plastic makes this fairly durable.

    CON

    1. Thickness - The case is advertise as "slim" but it is not. Like other reviews have stated, it does add bulk to the IPad. It is a bit better when the keyboard is not attached, but even the back case does add bulk and weight. If your are looking for a slim case, this is not the best option.

    Overall I enjoy this case very much, It is bulky, but it also protects the case extremely well. Add the adjustable backstand and solid keyboard, I personally can overlook the case's bulkiness I do wish Logitech removed the "slim" branding, which may of contribued to some of the negative reviews.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Probably the worst design for a keyboard case ever

    I had high hopes for this case and I bought it the day this and the 10.5 iPad Pro were available to order. The name of this case is VERY misleading and the product photos do not show the true form of it. There is nothing slim about this case.The edges of the case stick up well beyond the edge of the iPad. It's bulky and not comfortable to hold for more than five minutes without having to rest your arm on something whilst holding the iPad. The connector to the keyboard is only a flimsy cloth-like piece that snaps onto the Smart Connector and it is not very comfortable to type while using it except for maybe at a desk. The Apple Pencil holder was also another great aspect I was looking forward to, but quickly wished the placement was elsewhere on the case. It made holding the iPad in portrait mode with the pencil in it very uncomfortable. The only thing good I can say about this case was the keys felt nice to type on...a little. I promptly returned this case as soon as I could.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    nothing like the one I had on my 3rd generation iPad

    This case makes your sleek iPad Pro an inch thick at the hinge. The keyboard only works in landscape mode unlike the Logitech keyboard it replaces on my iPad 3rd generation. It is bulkier than my 3rd generation iPad with that generation keyboard! I plan to return it ASAP.

    The bulk of the keyboard makes it awkward to use the iPad when it isn't on a table. The hinge magnetic hinge setup is not strong enough so that I nearly dropped my iPad sitting on the sofa.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulky but totally fit for purpose

    Feels very safe in here! There is a large lip jutting out from the front of the screen all round, but I actually rather like it. It means the keys never come in contact with the screen even when closed, it's a couple of mm away, and I feel like and knocks or drops would not be an issue. Pencil holder is very secure. Keyboard is great, very responsive. If you don't mind the thickness, this is much better than apple's case for protection - and for a machine that costs close to £1000 I'd rather not have to worry about it!
    Also, the easily adjustable kickstand is a game changer. Best I've seen/used.

    Not very aesthetic, but for a machine designed to be a workhorse like this I'm more concerned with durability and functionality. Lost two stars for thickness and looks, but all round a solid investment for the 10.5.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not quite right

    As has already been said, this is a great idea that doesn't really work. You have a 6mm thin iPad Pro which is amplified by factor of 3 or 4 - it ends up fatter than my Dell XPS13 laptop! And it's a 'not quite' clamshell finish which is ugly and detracts from the pure simplicity of the iPad. Why it's like this I don't know, I have a Logitech Bluetooth keyboard/case on my old iPad and it works fine and looks great - but this one doesn't.

    And the way the keyboard 'isn't quite connected' is a good idea in principle, but in practise it's a wobbly experience which is quite horrible. Using it on a desk is ok but on your lap it all just moves around!

    The single plus side is the backlight.

    Unfortunately, it's not for me, I'll be returning it tomorrow and swapping it for a pencil and a case - I'll do without a keyboard for now.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned Due to Weight

    I really wanted to love this case, but unfortunately it just weighs far too much. It takes away the entire reason I got an iPad in the first place, which is portability. The features were fantastic, and everything else about the keyboard case was great, but I returned on that one factor.

    If you can get past the weight, you will be very happy with it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim? I don't think so

    There is nothing 'slim' about this keyboard - the design is awful and feels cheap. The kickstand is flimsy and feels like its about to break every time you open/close it. While not heavy, this case adds considerable bulk to the iPad and typing while on the lap feel awkward.

    For now keeping the ASK while return this and waiting for a better option - it feels like Logitech rushed this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but better than Apple Keyboard

    Biggest complaint is the overall thickness of the keyboard and case. There is a 3-4 mm gap from the iPad screen to the top of the case. This is to accommodate the "hump" on the keyboard when you close it. The keys are in no danger of touching the screen, as the keyboard rests on the outside rim of the case. It works perfectly if you usually cram your iPad into a cramped backpack, and the iPad Pro is protected really well. In a nutshell its designed to close by pulling the iPad down onto the keyboard, then closing the kickstand (like closing the screen on a MacBook etc.)

    The stand uses spring hinges, so its fully adjustable from roughly 20 degrees to 110 degrees. This is really nice when using the keyboard on varied surfaces as you can angle it perfectly (i.e. Your lap, a bar table, etc.) The pencil holder works fine too--no risk of it falling out. The real standout however, is the keyboard itself. The fact that its backlit, uses the smart connector and has iPad specific keys (Home, search, screen lock) plus the usual--brightness, play/pause, volume, keyboard brightness is awesome. The keyboard starts to dim after not touching it for 5 seconds, then totally fades out after 8-10. Touching any key again and it's back on (not instant on, it just brightens back up very quickly, like maybe a full second, looks nice).

    I think once iOS 11 rolls out this keyboard case will be perfect for someone who is looking to replace the functionality of a MacBook. When I traveled in the past I would need to take my MacBook Air and my iPad Air 2...Then for short trips I was able to just use my iPad Pro 9.7...It was great in a pinch but still couldn't replace my MacBook because the keys are cramped, its not backlit etc, not to mention the lack of functionality in iOS. If I needed to work for more than an hour at a time I would borrow my wife's MacBook Air. Not the case for this keyboard--it is very comfortable to work with for long periods of time.

    Once iOS 11 goes live this case, along with my LTE iPad Pro should allow me to finally mothball the MacBook Air.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive disappointment

    I was really looking forward to the Logitech Slim Combo for my brand new 10.5" iPad Pro for several reasons. A little background to start...I'm coming from an iPad Air 2 where I used a Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro keyboard case that I absolutely loved. It added protection as well as a great keyboard with little bulk. Plus the iPad itself was fully detachable in a very slim case. I thought I'd get the same from Logitech but calling this case "slip" is a cruel joke. For some reason it's designed to have about 3mm of open space between the keyboard and iPad when closed--it's thicker than my macbook pro. Add to that the keyboard and case itself are very bulky and cheap feeling and this thing is really unacceptable. When detached the separate case on the iPad itself has a huge lip around all sides which makes it very uncomfortable to use and the kickstand feels like it will break. I wish there was a better option like my old Belkin that offered a lighted keyboard with function keys and little bulk. The apple keyboard cover is too flimsy for my use (and there's no pencil holder or back cover!) but it may be my temporary solution until something better comes along.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent idea, TERRIBLE design execution

    This case sounds great on paper but in reality it's very poorly designed. It's made out of a hard plastic material that feels absolutely cheap considering how much you pay for the case. Perhaps worst of all though, the case sticks out a couple inches from the top of the iPad, it fits horribly! Plus, the keyboard has this weird black protrusion it the top of it, not sure if it's a battery or what. Weighs way too much and adds way too much bulk, the kickstand feels like it may break any second. I hope they make an effort to re-engineer it but until then, I won't be keeping it. Don't buy this case!

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