• 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.

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Keyboard and case are nice, random audio playing kills this product

    Similar to another review, I have been having the issue of random audio playing with this keyboard (note - I have the 12.9" iPad and the case, but they are basically the same). At the end of a meeting in a new job, I had Pokerface (the Glee version for god sakes!) start playing randomly from my iPad - I couldn't even turn down the volume - it kept automatically going up to full volume until I reset the iPad. The IT guy in the room was flabbergasted by it... Since then I have discovered my iPad playing all sorts of random music when I open the cover (most times with the volume decreased) - this ends up making my battery go down quicker due to this. And I can't figure out how the music is being activated -it plays songs I have never played before or purchased (although I do have Apple Music - maybe its activating that??).

    So - overall, I like the case basic features that people have mentioned - to me it doesn't feel that cheap, the fact that it disconnects is nice, the multiple viewing angles is good, the pencil holder is great, but the random music "feature" has to go. Giving it another week and then am going to figure out how to return it (bought through work so this won't be easy).

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy it

    The case and the keyboard double the weight and triple the thickness of iPad. I sold mine three days after buying and got Apple Smart Keyboard instead.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech Slim Combo (10.5" iPad Pro) Is Ideal

    I have used my new Logitech Slim Combo with my new 10.5" iPad Pro for three weeks and it is ideal! Nice protective case and backlit keyboard detaches nicely using magnetic smart connector. You can use as iPad or laptop. Excellent quality. Keypad is better than my old iPad Air! Apple Pencil holder on the outside is made of the perfect material to hold it in place nicely yet remove with ease. Having it available on the outside is more convenient than hiding in the case. The Slim Combo is the best of both worlds and I highly recommend it.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It does it all!

    I only knocked it to 4 stars due to price, and it is slightly heavy. However; it does have a keyboard and protects the iPad. The keyboard is easy to use, and yes, I am that person who keeps thinking the empty space is the MacBook touch pad. The keyboard detaches easily to use the iPad solo. The kickstand works great for watching movies. I love that it holds the ever so easy to lose $100 pencil. Nothing can replace my MacBook, not for my needs. Yet, this keyboard/case allows me to use it as a substitute some days to lighten my load. I stalked the nearest Apple store to buy it online and pick it up, rather than wait for it. It is worth trying, especially if you want a pencil holder and a smart keyboard connector that gives protection. This was an expensive purchase. Apple's slim keyboard just isn't going to cut it for me.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best iPad Pro Keyboard For Most, But Not All, People

    I've had the 10.5" Slim Combo for about ten days, and it is superb. The keyboard is so much nicer than Apple’s Smart Keyboard, in terms of texture, key travel, and backlighting. The case is great for protection, as a stand, and includes a Pencil holder. People say it's too thick and heavy, and it feels cheap. I don't understand that. It doesn't feel premium, but it feels durable, sturdy, and overall, fine. The Smart Keyboard doesn’t feel premium either. To me this keyboard isn't too heavy, and it’s still quite thin. I can only think of one drawback: it's uglier than the Smart Keyboard, which isn't beautiful either.

    Also, the Slim Combo's arrow keys are in a better shape: the left and right are at the height of the down key, instead of the height of the up and down combined, makes it harder to accidentally hit the left and right keys.

    I would rate this a 9/10, and I would rate the Smart Keyboard (which I spent like 30 minutes testing in the Apple Store, so take this with a grain of salt) a 6/10. It costs more, has a worse typing experience, isn't backlit, doesn't feel any more high-end, doesn't provide protection, only has a few viewing angles, lacks function keys, and doesn't have a Pencil holder.

    The Smart Keyboard is only better for you if you really need your iPad to be super light and thin, and already have a protective case. The Slim Combo is a feature-rich, more comfortable, more durable option while the Smart Keyboard has the bare minimum in terms of features, and isn't protective.

    This is an iPad PRO, and pro users will appreciate all the Slim Combo's benefits over the Smart Keyboard's one perk: its smaller form.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    WARNING: Randomly Plays Audio When Closed

    I love the backlit keyboard and the pencil holder. But my main issue with this keyboard was that it would wake up and play audio while closed. One time, I was carrying it inside of a coffee boutique and it started playing my music on max! I scrambled to turn it off; so embarrassing. When it's closed, if I hold it a certain way, the magnet will wake it up and play whatever audio I last listened to. And I didn't know where the "hot" points were or what I did to trigger it. So annoying.
    I returned it to Apple. They brought out a new case and it did the exact same thing. So I exchanged it for an Apple case. Disappointing, because otherwise, I was pleased with the case. Not the most elegant, but I liked the functionality.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great case keyboard

    I bought this with quite a bit of apprehension after reading a lot of reviews, I really wanted the UAG Metropolis case but that was not available when I bought my 10.5, so I purchased the slim combo basically because there were some very good reviews albeit less than bad. I am very happy with it, keyboard attaches and disattaches very well, great to use without keyboard and excellent using the keyboard attached. A few complaints were about the backlight not staying on longer enough but that I find good, it stayed on as long as you were typing and when you stopped for a short period of time went off, just need to touch any key to illuminate again. Yeah it was a bit thick, but not that bad, overall a great case/keyboard that works well. Seemed very well made to me.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Kickstand allows more viewing angles and the keyboard is better than ASK.

    The Apple Smart Keyboard (ASK) only allow ONE vertical viewing mode and ONE horizontal viewing mode. The Logitech one allows many more viewing angle, almost 140 degrees!

    The keyboard, IMHO, have better tactile feel and the keys travel is much better. But then again, Logitech is known for a keyboard manufacturer so they have decades of experiences in this area.

    As for the design, well, the keyboard is quite thick. With the case + keyboard, it's basically the thickness of two iPads. This is where Logitech fall short - they COULD have made the case thinner, just like the 12.9 version. If you see the 12.9 and 10.5 Logitech Slim Combo case, you will see the 12.9 case is much thinner.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech... How did you get this so wrong :-(

    I'd always liked the Logitech Create keyboard case for the iPad 9.7 - they'd got it right with a thin case, the integrated Pencil holder and rear-cover. So when I bought the iPad 10.5 I was excited to see they had a keyboard case to fit it.
    The case is well made and fits nicely. The bottom part of the case has good protection and the keyboard is has a nice feel/travel. However... When the two parts of the case are put together I thought something was wrong - surely they jest by calling it the 'Slim Combo' because it's anything but slim! I estimate it's about five times the thickness of the iPad itself with both parts together. No good for me as I couldn't even slip it into my bag as I wanted. I returned it and bought the Apple Smart Keyboard cover - really liking that + the more toward the thickness I want to maintain with the iPad. Logitech, you had it just right with the 'Create' cover/keyboard - how did you decide to throw-out that winning formula?

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