• 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.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 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.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Functional, but definitely not slim!

    I purchased the keyboard, hoping it would be like Apple's Smart Keyboard but with coverage of the back of the device. It does cover the back of the device but boy, is it a bulky case! The keyboard itself has a nice feel but the materials are a hard plastic and not at all what I expected for such sleek tablet. Also would have liked the function keys to have the option of using as F1, F2, F3, etc. After much deliberation, I'm returning this keyboard, keeping my fingers crossed for something more sleek.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing slim about it!

    I will echo what everyone else has said: It has so much potential, love the backlit keyboard, etc., but to call this SLIM...is a joke. Nothing slim about it. How on earth this made it to production, I don't know. The original Logi Create Case seems thinner than this one. There is a huge gap between the screen and keyboard when closed that add to the massive bulk. Also that half inch lip around the back cover that turns the iPad itself into a bulky item and losses the entire point of the iPad...SLIM SIZE!

    They really missed the mark on this with the design. But functionality is great. I want to like this case, but I just can't. I'll have to return it.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst iPad case in the entire history of the device

    This case takes what is a beautiful, elegant, thin tablet and surrounds it with hard plastic and makes it thicker and larger than the largest Windows laptop. What I was hoping was that this was the equivalent of the Logitech Type+ case for the iPad Air 2. The Type+ case is thin and well suited for business use of the tablet. This "Slim Combo" is anything but Slim - it now makes the Ipad 3x thicker than the iPad itself. I am returning this tablet to the Apple Store.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned - Impossible to fold back without the keyboard detaching itself.

    As mentioned by others: You cannot fold the cover for the Logitech Slim Combo for 10.5 Ipad pro without the keyboard completely detaching itself EACH AND EVERY TIME. This is a design flaw that the Logitech cover for the 9.7 Ipad pro did not have. The 9.7 edition was practical and user friendly. What are you supposed to do with the keyboard on the 10.5 when you fold the cover back and it detaches itself? I totally agree with another reviewer who wrote "The execution of the whole design just left me feeling like no one on their design team must have tested this with real people."

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    It’s really big

    The case is well made and looks good. My issue is that’s it’s so big and the iPad sits really far back inside the case. The design and size makes it difficult to use the iPad as a tablet. I found myself looking for a track pad while using it. The closing mechanism isn’t as strong as it should be. If you would like a strong case that provides ample protection and has a keyboard this will be fine. If you bought the iPad because it’s thin and slick then this won’t work.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pure garbage

    Compared to the same product for the old iPad Pro, this thing is terrible. The detachable keyboard is awful and the whole thing is cheap feeling.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    NOT SLIM

    To be fair the keyboard works fine other than falling off easily. The kickstand works well. When I get something else I hope the stand is functional like this one is. Now, this is why I rated one star and am returning the case, it is NOT SLIM at all. It should be called the Logitech bulky combo. The whole point for most people is to have a slim, light set up. This combo makes the iPad thicker than a laptop, and adds too much weight. Bottom line, it is functional, but way to bulky.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Someone really out of touch designed this.

    Oy. I researched, but I didn't read the reviews before purchasing like I should have. My family's had so many great Logitech products over our Apple years I was just so sure that I was going to love this product. The materials seem to be high quality, making the case very sturdy and handsome. Unfortunately everything else totally misses the mark. It more than doubles the weight and thickness of the iPad. The case loaded is as at least as heavy as my 2010 Macbook Air. There's this chasm of wasted space on the interior in between the screen and the keyboard. I can't see this serving any other function other than making the unit 3 times thicker than the actual iPad and trapping all kinds of interesting debris and miscellany from purse/backpack and funky-ing up the keyboard. The real deal breaker for me though, was the fact that you cannot fold the keyboard cover back like a book AT ALL. It pops off every time. This is not conducive to the way a lot of people frequently use their mobile devices. I can imagine myself standing in line at the airport or the bank and wanting to pull it out to check something really quick. What are you supposed to do with the keyboard in frazzle-y standing on-the-go situations like that. "Here, hold this?" I wouldn't want to just throw the keyboard loose in my purse for damage reasons. So if you don't want the keyboard temporarily, you have to automatically also give up your screen protection too. The execution of the whole design just left me feeling like no one on their design team must have tested this with real people.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The word "slim" should appear nowhere in the description of this item

    The thing is the opposite of slim. I HIGHLY recommend you take a look at one in person at the Apple Store before you pull the trigger. Mine will be going back tomorrow.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Some good things and some not so good things

    Likes

    The keyboard is backlit and has function keys. It's easy to type on.
    The Apple Pencil holder is incorporated
    The ability to set the display angle (is flexible)
    It is robust
    Works off of the iPad connector (no extra batteries or Bluetooth connection required)

    Don't Likes

    Compared to the Apple Smart Keyboard, this is NOT slim. The entire setup (back cover and keyboard) make it thicker than my Dell Lattitude (slim) laptop. I'm not sure why Logitech decided it had to be so bulky other than for "protection"

    The darn keyboard will fall off (detach) from the iPad very easily / quickly - I have to be mindful when picking up the iPad when the keyboard is open to support both the ipad and the keyboard - picking it up by the iPad alone will almost always result in a dropped keyboard.

    If you're looking for a "slim" setup - this isn't it. If you need the items in the "Likes" (above) it should work for you.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great concept with box store, house brand quality/execution.

    I had high hopes for this combination. It seemed "great on paper," as other reviewers have mentioned, but the clunky execution and cheap materials simply don't reflect the price.

    I would love a case/back with an adjustable kick-stand as well as a proper backlit keyboard cover, but I just can't put an exceptional piece of hardware like the 10.5-inch iPad Pro into a case-keyboard-cover combo that feels like something one would expect from a box store house brand, not Logitech.

    I had planned to use this with a leather Smart Cover, swapping the keyboard out when I didn't need it and adding some refinement to the setup, but the back case is so chunky I can't see that scenario working.

    Unless you absolutely need the utility, I can't recommend this. If you're like me the material and build quality will only serve to remind you of the price paid and hopes dashed.

    Until someone develops a proper cover/case/keyboard (backlit) combo, I'll stick with the 10.5-inch edition of the $18 third-party TPU case I bought for the original 12.9-inch iPad Pro.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the keyboard, hate the case

    I really wanted to love this product but I just can't. The keyboard is great. I really like the back-lighting and the key travel. I do not like the fact that it can't be tucked behind the iPad when you are just holding it.

    The back-plate / case is another story. The kickstand works fine but the case is too big and too bulky. The worse part about it is the plastic "fingers" that hold the iPad in and come up significantly over the surface of the iPad. It almost feels like it's sitting down in something. This makes it very uncomfortable to use without the keyboard.

    If you are just going to sit your iPad on your desk and type it probably great. If you want it to be light, portable, and comfortable then I can't recommend this case. I will be returning mine today.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beyond poor design

    How a product this poorly designed could make it from the design board, through testing and into production is truly beyond me. There is absolutely nothing positive to say about the product. I am returning mine.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wouldn't call it slim.

    I've used a Logitech keyboard with my iPad Air2 for a couple of years and I really like it.

    With this good experience, it seemed it would be a smart move to invest in the Logitech for my new iPad Pro 10.5.

    Big mistake, while the keyboard itself is fine, the case is really thick and makes the nice slim iPad as thick as a laptop. Since my goal is to have a slim computer for traveling, the Logitech (not so) Slim Combo is going back to the Apple Store tomorrow and I'll make do with the Apple Smart Keyboard until something better comes along.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulky, but highly functional

    Just upgraded my Air 2 with Type + setup. I was tempted by the detachable keyboard and more versatile setup. Never loved Apple's smart keyboard or the price. Not sure if I love the materials on this. The hard plastic seems a little cheap. I've only had it for a day so I can't speak to durability. Love the backlit keyboard for nighttime blogging.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap Material / Snaps Apart

    I really wanted to like this case for the new iPad Pro 10.5. Key points as to my low rating are below. Maybe if this was $60 I would be more inclined to accept the flaws, but for $130, I would like something that at least compares to the quality and aesthetic I expect for Apple recommended products. Overall, very disappointing. I returned this item.

    - Terrible hand-feel. The material feels very cheap.
    - Adds significant bulk to the slim iPad Pro 10.5
    - While they market it as a plus, I did not like that the keyboard detaches when I am using the device in portrait mode. If I am reading and engrossed in a story, I could see how I could easily forget to pick the keyboard back up.
    - The one that I purchased appeared to already be scratched and like someone spilled oil on it.

    9 of 11 people found this useful