• 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?

    7 of 9 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.

    56 of 58 people found this useful

  • 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 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.

    24 of 26 people found this useful

  • 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.

    23 of 24 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 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.

    15 of 16 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.

    15 of 15 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.


    - 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.

    - 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.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 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.

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    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.

    11 of 12 people found this useful