• 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    I don't know why people are giving such terrible reviews of this case, because I love it. Yes, the materials aren't as sleek or luxurious feeling as the apple keyboard or other keyboards, but there are plenty of postitives to it.

    1. The case fully protects the ipad. The keyboard does not scratch the screen and all of the corners of the ipad are covered. I have had no problems with the funcionality of the buttons on the iPad. It took one or two tries to get used to the lock button, as it was more flush with the iPad than the volume buttons were, but I have had no real issues with it.
    2. The keyboard is fantastic. It is backlit, which is really nice, and has a lot of useful shortcut keys. You can also detach it easily while still having the ipad protected with the back of the cover. I prefer the Logitech keys over those of the apple keyboard. (It's more of the normal "clicky" keyboard feel).
    3. The case can hold the ipad at almost any angle- the stand on the back its very useful. I get frustrated with the smart covers because they can only really hold the ipad at two angles, and this one can tilt any way you would like!
    4. The pen holder is very nice, I have had no issues with the pencil staying in place.
    5. I know this isn't necessarily a leg up on the apple keyboard, but I like that it magnetically attaches/charges from the ipad so you do not have to worry about battery life.

    Overall if you do not mind that it's not as "nice feeling" as some ipad cases, I think you will really enjoy this case. It does add a good amount of thickness, but a lot of protection and functionality. Honestly the materials do not bother me. I bought the iPad and this case in order to replace my MacBook that was on its way out and so far I am thouroughly enjoying it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give an opportunity

    Let me tell you saw the reviews on this page and did the thing that you might do..not get it and instead get the apple keyboard, but boy was I wrong. When I had the apple keyboard the ipad wich is very expensive does not feel protected at all. Yes, the case can feel a little bit heavier, but it feels protected. Love the keyboard super effective and gives you the laptop feel. Has the pencil holder wich is convenient. The only downside is that since the keyboard is with a smart connector.....when you are on the go and don't need the keyboard it can get a little awkward. Over all it is excellent for me!!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For replacing your laptop with an iPad

    The Logitech Slim Combo has been getting a lot of negative reviews and I honestly think these people haven't used the case and have just been going off what other people say. I was a victim of the same fear that it was a horrible case but my order had already shipped so when I got it I decided to try it out. Let's start with the keyboard. It's fantastic, the key travel feels perfect. To me, the keys even felt better than the MacBook Pro's butterfly switches. The keys are backlit and there is a palm rest. The palm rest feels great but I found myself countless times reaching for a trackpad that wasn't there. The keys sit far enough from the keyboard that you will pick your hand up to touch the screen. The other fantastic thing about the Logitech case is the top row of keys. You get the keys that you'd find on a non-touchbar MacBook Pro. One is the home button, one is the lock button and the rest are media buttons, sound buttons and brightness buttons. The keyboard also connects to the smart pins at the bottom and can easily pull off when you need it to. Although, with this keyboard, there were quite a few times when I woke up my iPad and the keyboard wasn't working. I had to pull it off and then snap it back on to get it to start working again. Let's move onto the case. The case on the iPad is large and thick. The case does a decent job at protecting the back of the iPad and leaves a decent enough camera cutout. (Does anyone use their rear camera on their iPad?) This leads me to a negative aspect of the case; on the front the case is raised around the edges. Presumably, this helps keep the keyboard from touching the screen when it's closed and it could also help if you take the keyboard off and lay it facedown. However, to me it looks really ugly and weird. It's like the screen is sunken into it's protector case. This same case for the 12.9" iPad looks noticeably sleeker. I really wish the 10.5's case looked like that. Overall this case does not accent the beautiful design of the iPad but rather gives it a Chromebook / ebook look. The pen loop on top is fantastic, it holds the Apple Pencil securely and makes it easily accessible. The back of the case has a Microsoft Surface style hinge where it folds out and you can adjust the angle. You can even set the stand so the iPad stands vertically. I found that the stand is pretty stable as long as you have the two corners of the hinge on the same level of surface. The two corners have a decent grip to them. The case worked well Indian style, at a desk, on the couch and in bed. It is not as enjoyable to hold as the Smart Keyboard in "tablet mode". You have to pull the keyboard off to use it like a tablet and then you are left with a bulky case on your iPad. I also found it harder to use the Apple Pencil due to the raised edges. It is fairly easy to pop the case on and off but due to how it grips the edges on the iPad, I would not want to do it repeatedly. I did not have a problem closing the case, it seems like there are some sort of magnets that snap it closed. I'm not sure what the people that say it doesn't line up did. I also do not think that the case feels cheap but it does not feel as premium as an Apple Case. While it takes up almost double the desk space as the Apple Smart Keyboard, I could see Apple's vision of replacing your laptop with an iPad. It's the perfect case for someone who wants to use the iPad as a laptop.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the negative reviews will lead you to believe

    It isn't perfect, but it certainly is not as terrible as many people make it out to be. I am willing to sacrifice some weight and thickness for a responsive backlit keyboard, all around protection, and an adjustable kickstand. This is my first iPad in many years and coming from owning a Surface Pro, I absolutely HAD to have an adjustable kickstand. This feature alone is worth it for me.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Liking this keyboard case more every day

    I was hesitant to get this keyboard, at first, because it is so thick but I went ahead and picked one up for my Pro 10.5. The more I use it, the more I like it. The keyboard feels sturdy, love the feel of the keys, and love that I can remove the iPad with the back still on it for protection. Love that it has the pen holder. I have had a pen since I bought the first 12.5 Pro and at the time, none of the cases came with a built in holder so I would always have to search for my pen if I wanted to use it. Now it is always in sight. The case does still seem a bit thick but it also really protects my iPad and it is kind of cute. You never have to charge it or worry about having to change batteries. It is powered from your iPad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointing

    What a step back for Logitech. The crate was a great case/keyboard for the ipad air 2. This one is however bulky, made of cheap plastics, the stand won't work on a lap, the keyboard connection is flimsy and the case won't stay closed.
    Returned within 10 min of using. Simply disappointing.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Huge Disappointment, Do not buy

    Went in with an open mind. Way to bulky and clunky. Logitech needs to pull off the market and redesign it. Adds tons of weight and bulk, putting "slim" in the title is a joke, misleading and an insult to consumers. Look elsewhere.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The iPad Pro deserves better - and Logitech should know better...

    The good: The stand works well. The keys themselves are well designed in travel and shape.

    The rest:
    • It appears the two parts were designed by different teams. The keyboard team thought they were designing something that would fit/snap into the case part when it closed, but failed miserably. There is absolutely no alignment feature at all, so the two parts just slide around when it's closed. This is so bad that I think the initial runs must just be defective. I hope they're recalled. It's that bad.
    • The keyboard backlight is useless. It stays on so short a time that it's only useful for hunt-and-peckers - it times out in 5 seconds and can't be adjusted. There's no sensor, either, like on the K811... Worthless...
    • Thickness - It's at least twice as thick as it needs to be, with no value to it that I can see.
    • No Esc key. I have a number of apps that need an Escape key to function well.

    Bottom line: Until something better comes out, and most anything else would be, just get a case and a separate Bluetooth keyboard. Logitech has been at this game for a long time and has designed some good stuff, so they should know better. If I had paid $20 for it, I'd have gotten my money's worth, but at $130, this one belongs in their Hall of Shame.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    like or not

    First i'm i Love apple al about apple. Original keyboard not good 100 reason. light missing not cover full etc. LOGITECH Yes big bulk tiger heavy. But why we buy any the of cover. PROTECT. If you drop cover protect if you do shure you don't have hole your hand ok if me i do nat take any of out insurance. look iPhone outer box 3x bigger thickness end people buy why INSURANCE. you type perfect. try apple and after say bad 1 star. i guaranty half years later more and more out bad and better if you waith coming do not drop beautiful IPad .

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  • 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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