• 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?

    5 of 6 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Protective and Highly Functional

    I was looking for a keyboard that would provide my iPad Pro all the functionality of a more traditional laptop. This keyboard fits the bill. It provides more than adequate protection (full, rigid, hard cover front and back) with an easy to use and highly functional keyboard. I have no concerns about throwing the iPad in my backpack now for travel and it will remain fully protected (which was a concern with the Apple keyboard).

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech dropped the ball on this

    I used the Logitech Create on my 9.7 in iPad Pro and it was pretty decent. The only thing I really wanted them to add was adjustable angles. I was excited to see the Slim Combo had that feature but it pretty much misses in everything else. The pencil is awkwardly sitting outside of the case, the keys feel slippery, and the detachable keyboard feel flimsy. And the whole thing feels very bulky. It's called "slim" but it's bigger than the old Create. I was excited about the upgraded case, now disappointed in it's execution. Unfortunately there are no good options out there yet that I have found.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like this but.......

    I ordered this on the back of some less than complimentary online reviews, as i always like to give a product a chance myself and see it in the flesh. However, on this occasion i fear the majority of reviews out there are correct.

    The overall build quality is good and the iPad snaps into the case well. All of the ports and cutouts line up nicely and the iPad certainly appears safe and secure. The keyboard is very nice to use, i cant say i used it for much more than 10 minutes, but i can tell this part of the device is good quality and will do the job well.

    The issue for me and for many of the reviews it seems, is the fact it turns your sleek, expensive and super thin iPad pro, into a monstrous beast, that looks just like a netbook. Once this is on, the iPad is clunky, heavy and just awkward to operate. It certainly takes the elegance of the operation away.

    Little details like the lid, when closed in clam shell mode, doesn't really locate and can "slide" around from the magnetic stays. Nothing major again, but an annoyance certainly. Also the lip that protrudes above the screen around most of the edge, its got a practical purpose, but it makes the device more awkward to hold and operate. Generally, something just doesn't feel right about this product.

    Now i understand for some, these things will not be an issue, and the practicality will win through. I do see some positives and i really wanted to like it, but unfortunately its just a bit too clunky to play nicely with the iPad in my opinion.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great keyboard, unfortunate execution

    Love the keyboard itself - backlight, key touch - the keys are a delight to use. Utility ends there - this is neither slim nor an effective combo. It's not even an actual case.

    The two pieces never connect to each other. Keyboard connects to iPad via smart connector and can fold down to lay against screen - except the so-called case never really closes. The iPad and keyboard lay against each other, yet there is nothing to hold the two pieces together as a unit, Whether holding in hand or slid inside work bag, the pieces separate. Imagine holding two dinner plates together face to face with hollow space in between and no way to hold them together except by squeezing your hand. That's what this feels like. And - as with the plates, trying to hold them together can be the very thing that slips them apart.

    Disappointed - will be returning.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This is COMPLETE JUNK

    This cover/keyboard is the cheapest thing I've ever seen with or without the Apple or Logitech logo on it. The fact that it's being sold through Apple and for such a ridiculous price (considering the product) is astonishing as it is seriously not up to anyone's, much less Apple's standards.

    The whole thing just feels cheap from the moment that you open it. The back by itself does ok, for a piece of cheap **** anyway, but then you open the kickstand and it just flops there. No resistance (initially) from the hinges at all and i feels like a disposable plastic part. Once you move it further, it loses its floppiness somewhat and gives enough resistance to use it, but even then it feels rickety, unbalanced, and.... well.... cheap.

    The keyboard was put together ok and I did like the feel of the keys and the way it connects with a satisfying magnetic *click*, but that keyboard is also the front cover and you get the strong sense that the front cover and the back cover were made by different groups who didn't know they were supposed to *FIT* together. The front cover slides back and forth when closed to the point that I wonder if it wouldn't be possible for it to scratch the screen itself. If I wasn't clear then let me be -- when closed the cover suffers from substantial lateral travel that not only leaves the tablet vulnerable, but also threatens it to damage it from the hacksaw motion as it slides from side to side during ordinary use.

    Oh, two other things: A) the pencil holder kinda loses its snugness after a day or two of use and threatens to lose the pencil completely from then on out. B) Don't believe any pictures you see to the contrary, this unit is not only barely functional, could cause more harm than it prevents, is made from parts you'd expect to find in packaging vs. a final product, and on top of all of that.... it's ugly as sin too.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Slim? Not even close!

    Like others here, I was surprised at how thick this keyboard/case was. I use the similar Logitech Create keyboard/case for my 9.7 iPad Pro and it is truly wonderful. The Slim Combo adds so much bulk to the iPad that I might as well carry a laptop. If you stacked 4 iPads on top of each other, you'd have roughly the thickness of this Slim Combo.

    The whole outfit worked fine. I even saw some advantages to the kickstand and detachable keyboard that I do not have with the Create for my 9.7 iPad Pro. But overall, the ridiculous bulk ultimately made me return the keyboard. I also returned my iPad Pro 10.5 because the only other suitable keyboard for the smart connector is the Apple brand and there is no back protection offered. And to date, I do not see the silicone case offered for the 10.5 that was offered for the 9.7 which also worked with the Apple keyboard. The whole experience really made me appreciate my 9.7 Pro and Create keyboard.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Nice Product

    I originally bought the Apple keyboard and iPad Sleeve, however this proved to be more of an inconvenience rather than a turnkey solution. In the absence of any back cover (which this product does supply), the rear of my iPad became scratched within a few days of usage, and the iPad often slipped out of my hands when the keyboard was not attached.

    I will agree with prior reviewers that this product adds significant bulk and weight to the iPad. However, this unit as a whole is a much better protective keyboard/case solution for my iPad.The keyboard is excellent and very responsive. I like the backlighting and special keys.

    I am very picky regarding technology products, however I will recommend this product as the best solution available if you need a keyboard and wish to balance that need with protecting your iPad.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too bulky

    I was a big fan of the Logitech keyboard case for the 9.7-inch IPad Pro - it was relatively slim, had great key response, and was simple. This keyboard case for the 10.5-inch IPad is simply too bulky and I did not care for the "feature" of being able to remove the keyboard. It just felt unnatural to use. The key response on the newer keyboard is also different, which someone else may prefer, but I did not. I recommend anyone thinking of purchasing this try to see it in-person. I was very disappointed and am sending it back.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want a REAL keyboard, this is it.

    The negative reviews on this are really confusing. First, Apple's smart keyboard is great, but if you want an actual keyboard that feels like a keyboard, that soft rubber is more annoying than anything. The LogiTech slim is hard plastic because that's how a keyboard should feel. I don't get why people are surprised by this. Fingers and rubber that grip make for an awkward keyboard experience. This thing is fantastic.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Barely Deserving of Two Stars

    When I had the 9.7" iPad Pro, I immediately slapped a Logitech Create case on it and it was one of the best decisions I made. While not necessarily lightweight, it was a the perfect amount of coverage with the least amount of fuss and the keyboard was terrific. Which is why the Slim Combo (SC for short from here on out) for the 10.5" iPad Pro is such a huge disappointment.

    Clearly, this isn't the Create. But I can't help comparing the two, as I don't understand why Logitech didn't just take a concept and product that worked and up the size to fit the new models. To start, the SC feels way clunkier in every way. The added bulk feels like a lot, as it doesn't seem to hug the iPad like the Create does. Piecing everything together is a test of will as the keyboard segment is totally detached from the back half of the case and constantly feels like it's just going to fall off. Way more often than it should have, the keyboard would in theory be attached but not actually function when the iPad was docked (via the Smart Connector). With the Create, it was a quick fold up and go; with the SC, you have to make sure, every time, that things were properly aligned before packing up and going. And typing on this... it's great on a totally flat, stable surface (like a table). On your lap? Don't even try. The wimpy ribbon-like connection between the keyboard segment and the iPad's connector is best described as tenuous. It retains a second star only because the Pencil holder is in a convenient spot and it holds it well. Otherwise, it'd be at a one.

    I'm in the process of returning mine and will, for the time being, use the old Smart Keyboard Case from my now-sold 9.7" iPad Pro until Logitech either wakes up and releases a Create for the 10.5" or my next payday when I'll simply buy an Apple Smart Keyboard built for the 10.5"

    Avoid if it all possible. Logitech, if you're listening... c;mon, y'all. This isn't good.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pros and Cons

    I had an 9.7 Air 2 with the Logitech case before getting the 10.5 Pro.

    Pros:

    - Keyboard is great to type on, feels full size if it is not.
    - Pencil Holder
    - Multi position stand: Portrait or landscape modes.
    - Height and width about the same as the older case, fits my bags
    - Great on tables or desks.
    - Keyboard detaches for reading mode, no keyboard flapping around.
    - Protects iPad fully.

    Cons:
    - Not thin as the name says, the 9.7 keyboard case was thinner.
    - Not good on a lap for typing.
    - Keyboard "floats" a bit when carrying.

    I use the iPad daily at work and home. Over all I like the case I like it better thank the Apple keyboards as it protects the back.

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