• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This should be withdrawn then made properly!

    I’ve always been a fan of Logitech iPad cases/keyboards so I assumed for £109.95 this would be the usual high standard so did not bother looking at reviews, however, I wish I did. I feel like I have spent premium money on a cheap ebay £9 grade case/keyboard.

    The case as reported by others is not slim, but i think this is in part to the keyboard section being thicker towards the rear to elevate the keyboard when typing, thickness isn’t a real issue for me, I want something that protects the iPad. The plastic on this case does not feel premium and the addition of some nice feel rubber in places would probably make it feel more nice to hold.

    This case feels very much rushed from design to manufacture.

    Some issues I have:

    - The keyboard comes away from the case easily, too easily so it’s always coming apart with the least amount of movement.
    - It has intermittant connection issues, I have to keep detaching and re-attaching when I want to use it
    - The case cannot be folded back on itself as the smart connector isnt long enough and the magnet power isnt strong enough anyway, so you have to detach the keyboard if you want to use the ipad as a tablet, this means you have a loose keyboard hanging about which if your on a busy train or other public transport this isnt ideal.

    I rated this 1 star mainly for the back lit keys.

    The keys themselves are nice to type on but sadly, the overal design is very poor for a high priced suppose premium keyboard

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Case

    The case (along with the iPad) was suppose to replace my laptop.... yes a laptop starts with the word lap - and this case does not allow me to use it on my lap. It only works on solid surfaces and that is incredibly inconvient. I would have given zero stars if I could have. I don't normally write reviews but this was probably the worst purchase I have ever made - and I am incredibly disappointed in apple because they normally support great products. And at this price point you should be supporting great products! Beyond dissatisfied!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try, but issues

    Pros:
    - Keyboard is convenient on flat, supported surfaces
    - Case protects the back of iPad Pro
    - Slot for Apple Pencil (material may perform differently as it expands/contracts slightly in various weather)

    Cons:
    - Caps lock key does not function properly. Instead, it cycles through my available keyboard settings (English/Mandarin/Emoji). There is already a button for that.
    - Lage gap between screen and keyboard when close... Why not make the keyboard sit flush in side the case rim or leave just a few millimeters?
    - Fabric on opposite side of the keyboard is far from ideal. A rubberized material would be better for grip and easier to clean.

    I would not need this if Apple keyboard offered pencil holder and some combination of protection for the back of iPad.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant keyboard, bulky protection, yet still very portable

    The combined weight of this keyboard with the case and the ipad is around 1.2kg. The average weight of common mid-range windows laptop on the market is around 2kg. And this is my all important prelude.

    Characteristics of the case: It looks simple and professional, as well as practical. I believe bottom of the keyboard is waterproof to some extent. It definitely bulks up the bare ipad a lot.

    Protection: A huge lip for the front of the screen around 1cm is the consummate faculty of this case imho (with the exception of the keyboard itself). So you can drop your ipad face down from the top of the Emley Moor Mast onto a concrete floor with no besmirch to the screen, I am confident to say.

    Keyboard: Plastic, tactile, individual keys and brilliant features (function keys and backlight) make it better than most ordinary windows-laptop keybaords on the market right now. I have above average sized hands and stumpy finger tips yet the keys are large enough for precise typing.




    Any gripes? Yes - my case came a little marked on the outside (underneath the keyboard). I think it is a manufacture or factory error, as it was brand new anyway. But I cant be bothered to return it so ill just use it regardless. Also the kick-stand is quite wobbly and has some extra headroom, which I think is deliberate but still piques my unreasonable self. Also, unless you are Shaquille O'neal, you'll find it hard to fit the entirety of the edifice on your lap to type with what with the kickstand out and all.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the function so far

    I've seen mixed reviews and was not sure what to think. I do like the keyboard and find the smart connection to work great. The magnet could be stronger but in practice it doesn't seem to be an issue. I really bought this keyboard to get more "laptop" type use out of my iPad investment. I also really like the full protection it offers the iPad compared to the apple option-which is also nice. The increased size is not an issue for me because I drop things and they break! My phone has been in a case for years and it has save me many times over. I just did not want to take a risk with a new iPad Pro and the $$ invested.

    I like that I can leave the keyboard at home if I want and just have the basic iPad protection as well. No -I can use it on my lap-but that is not a need for me. I'm almost always at a table for typing work and if I'm just reading I detach the keyboard. It appears top be durable. I hope to get two plus years out of the case and keyboard-anything beyond that and I'll be very happy.

    I don't use a pencil so I can't say how the holder works. I use it as a tab to open the case.

    Surprised by how much I like the IPad Pro and this keyboard/case make it more useful for me and so I'd recommend people give it a try. You can always return in in two weeks if not satisfied.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry back to the drawing board

    Having already got a Logitech Create for my 9.7" iPad Pro, when I bought my 10.5" i went straight for the latest product from Logitech, the Slim Combo. However after 2 days of use it went straight back to Apple as it's just not fit for purpose. The case now comes in 2 parts (not 1 like the create) which means the 2 pieces are easily separated and therefore doesn't robustly protect your iPad and doesn't feel secure. Additionally, the images on the website are different to the actual product, there's a much longer support area in from of the keyboard with the Slim Combo which mean that you then have to pull out an extra leg to support the screen when typing in a landscape position. Would love a Logitech Create for a 10.5" but not this slim combo.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a miss

    Order the slim combo but had not had a chance to play with it, its the only backlit available with smart connectors.
    Its bulky, its very clumsy to set up with the kick stand (no need to mimic Surface).. just to turn it into a workhorse is a chore...
    i have gone back to using the UAG cover with the smart key board (from 9.7") until another solution comes.
    just wasted over a hundred bucks..

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sloppy workmanship

    The keyboard stops communicating properly with the iPad randomly. I will be typing along and then nothing, if I disconnect the keyboard and reconnect it it will start typing again.

    I'd like to know if any other users are experiancing this intermittent connectivity issues.

    This is NOT a slim keyboard and when it is closed it is kind of sloppy how it closes. Logitech could have come up with something better than this.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Case

    After reading the reviews i thought i would be sending this case back. But no i really like it, its plastic sure not leather but offers good protection. Its not slim but its a case and keyboard so! Love how the ipad with stand can be seperated easily from the keyboard and it works great. Keyboard is excellent with the back light and functions, and pencil holder too.
    So glad i tried it, also found it cheaper on a Apple re seller store and Apple refunded me $60.
    Dont hesitate if you after a case like this.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case

    I personally love this case. I bought the apple keyboard, but returned it because I hated typing on it. I wanted a case that included a keyboard and would protect the iPad itself so I ordered the Logitech. I read some reviews about it being too bulky, but I feel that it's thick enough to actually protect the iPad if I drop it. I like that it has the Apple Pencil/ stylus sleeve. I also like the adjustable kickstand. I haven't used the keyboard much yet but I can already tell that I like it much more than the apple keyboard. I would recommand trying this case to others.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious step back.

    I ordered the Slim Combo 10.5 and before it shipped I got to play with a friend's device he already received. Long story short: The "Slim Combo" is massive and a serious step back from the Create. I immediately cancelled my order and picked a $30 case with BT keyboard instead. "Why?" you might ask. Well, glad you asked ...

    Let's start with the obvious: "Slim" may be a matter of opinion but when you look at "predecessors" it hard to follow the "slim" beyond the name. The iPad Air 2, Pro 9.7 and Pro 10.5 are all about the same thickness. However, the Type+ is 0.7" (for Air 2) and the Create (for Pro 9.7) is 0.9" thick. The "Slim Combo" is a comparatively massive 1.06" thick. That's even by laptop standards not thin or slim anymore. Numbers can be deceiving, but this even feels massive (and heavy).

    The Pencil holder is now on the outside. Probably was meant to be a good idea, but the exposure does make the glossy Pencil prone to scratches and especially to losing the cap for the connector, which is only held on by a relatively weak magnet.

    The removable keyboard sounds good, and I personally don't need it to be removable. In fact, it comes off so easily that I wish it wasn't, and the perceived value of being able to remove the keyboard is overshadowed by the flimsy design.

    Last but not least, the materials feel plain cheap (which is unusual for Logitech) and the stand is a lot like a Surface tablet from Microsoft. While I don't care for that design, it simply tries too hard to be something it's not, and the footprint does NOT work for Economy tray tables. Overall a big miss.

    There are positive sides to the (not-so-) Slim Combo. Namely the use of the Smart Connector and especially the backlit keyboard. In that regard it's much better than Apple Smart Keyboard, but the other issues simply were too strong for me to accept at the $130 price level.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor when compared to Create

    It Is very poor when compared to Create.It may work for some But it is not friendly for Using in the lap And the overall I think it is inferior to Create. Top or keyboard keeps falling of and getting detached.When you release a Create model for 10.5 inch iPad I can throw this one away.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    The case certainly does what it's advertised to do - it protects the iPad from most knocks and bumps, has a nice keyboard, and a loop to hold the Pencil. But the darned thing weighs a ton. It more than doubles the weight of the iPad. It feels like one of those old IBM rectangular ThinkPads. Popping off the keyboard is simple and easy, but the case around the iPad itself is what's heavy and bulky. It's NOT comfortable to hold for reading in bed. I'm still in the 14 day return period, so I'm not sure...

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not worth the price

    Functional but poor material not worth $199, it'd better to buy one from ebxx.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but good all round protection

    It was a toss up between this and the apple keyboard, after playing with the apple keyboard and deciding that it was out of the question due to having no back protection i opted for the Logitech.

    Pros:
    Hard shell case
    Backlit keyboard
    Responsive
    Kickstand
    A lot cheaper

    Cons
    Adds bulk to the iPad Pro
    Slightly more weight


    I wasn't to sure how long the Apple keyboard would last, especially if it was being put in a bag or such each day with it being made from a softer material type, the corners might start to go. Overall I'm happy i chose this as it should last longer and give more protection. The keyboard detaches and snaps back on as per the Apple type.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Engineered.

    Bought this as the picture looked exactly like the the logitech set up I had with the my 9in ipad. turned out the picture was for the 12 in pro. There is another version for the 10.5 that is made up of a loosely attached keyboard and a bulky cover. I have parked the unit. The cover kept coming off in my briefcase, was impossible to hold it while walking as the magnetic connectors are not made to truly hold it on to the rest of the case.

    This is a poorly designed and engineered product. When you go to open it you must grab both sides, then to use the keyboard again, with both hands, open the stand on the back.

    Simply a poor product.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! A way to make your iPad inelegant and useless!

    It's stunning that the creators at Apple and Logitech are not capable of designing a functional and sleek keyboard to match it's "epic" iPad.

    I am a working professional that is often on the go from meetings to the managing projects offsite. The detachable case is awkward and detaches far to easily. You cannot balance the keyboard & iPad on your lap to type. The Apple Pen holder is not really that tight and you could easily see that if you used it frequently that the material would stretch so much that the $99 pen could fall and be lost forever.

    I loved the keyboard for the 9.2 iPad (even though it was bulky).

    I COULD NOT BE MORE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech slim combo for 10.5" iPad-horrible

    Horrible, horrible, horrible. Do not buy. Such a disappointment compared to Logitech's keyboard/cases for the other iPads. The iPad Pro 9.5" keyboard/case was great. This one for the 10.5 iPad Pro could have been so great if the design had remained the same. Wht is wrong? Stupid protrusion at the front of the keys is a useless waste of space. On the 12.5", that space folds away, and the photos were somewhat misleading to make customers think the 10.5 keyboard hand-rest area also would fold away. The extention in the back, to support the iPad, does not allow balancing on a lap or knees. The lightweight, seemingly weak-link of the entire case is the soft cloth area which contains the smart connections. Because of the amount of flex it produces, it will soon tear or bend the smart connectors out of alignment. If only the case could have been like the previous one. What a disappointment!!

    Logitech's earliest keyboard cases were the best by far: thin, metal, matching the iPad and turning the entire assembly into a clamshell protective case. Those cases had rechargeable batteries. I loved those cases and still try to buy older iPads to use in the older cases. Then Logitech changed the design by replacing the rechargeable batteries with a little drawer contining batteries meant to be replaced. The design allowed warp of the little drawer, the connections often stop connecting, and the keyboard was as often "dead" as it worked. But when it worked, that too was a wonderful case. The next design produced a padded cover, but returned the keyboard case connections to rechargeable batteries. Again, I loved it.

    But now this new 10.5 case is trash as far as I am concerned, and since I depend on a keyboard and a portable case, I am not likely to use the 10.5 iPad as much as I had planned to do, because of the poor design and unstable platform. Logitech, you have come down in quality, probably to increase company profits. What a loss for your customers and a blow for iPad users !! I give this an absolute zero rating.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    iPad Pro 9.7 version was 10x better

    The old version seemed slimmer and more functional especially when I want to fold the keyboard back without worrying the keys are going to be pressed as this version attaches to iPad via doc connector. Please Logitech give us a new version that's same or slightly improved version of the 9.7 style. Thank you.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Portability with protection

    Having recently had the misfortune of having a windows notebook categorised as beyond repair and a windows phone that was not upgradeable, I decided that a change in platform to Apple seemed like a good idea.
    After watching the apple demonstration it was decided that with iOS 11 (soon to come) onboard the new IPad Pro 10.5, would give me the portability to what I was used to. It soon became apparent that a keyboard was necessary (for me) and the Logitech was the answer. Coupled with a backlit keyboard to what I was always used to and with full IPad protection surpassed the Apple keyboard.
    This is a worthy piece of equipment and although slightly increases the weight factor, I find is not a problem.
    Good quality, comfortable, excellent key pressure, good protection, keyboard easy to couple and decouple from IPad which is held securely with strong magnet and of course, backlit.
    Once keyboard shortcuts are mastered, this is the business without a doubt.

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