• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Add a small piece of ribbon - accidental music problem solved.

    So I love the keyboard, but like others, I experienced the problem where music would sometimes start playing if you held the cover on the thick side. At the suggestion of another reviewer I read on the internet, I added a small piece of ribbon to cover the contacts, held in place between the back case and the iPad. No adhesives needed. So if I don’t need the keyboard, I just attach it with the ribbon in between. If I need the keyboard, I attach it with the ribbon outside. Simple. Problem solved.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but the best keyboard/case for me

    I’ve used the Logitech Slim Combo for my iPad for a couple of weeks now.

    The kickstand on the Slim Combo case works well. The friction hinge locks the angle of the device sufficiently, and the coating on the kickstand’s edge, along with the rubber feet near the edge of the case itself, keeps it in place on a tabletop. The kickstand also doesn’t run the entire length of the case. This allows me to prop up the iPad in portrait mode like a picture frame, which I greatly appreciate. Of course, none of these functions works very well in your lap, same as with the Surface kickstand or any other tablet stand.

    I like the holding sleeve for the Apple Pencil. The Pencil is an accessory that Apple seems to have neglected in terms of storage. The only options they have are a tablet sleeve or a standalone case, neither of which I find satisfactory. I don’t like having to find a place to put down a case or sleeve while I’m using the device. Having the holder affixed to the case keeps the Pencil attached to the iPad itself while being stored and eliminates any extra clutter when in use. The Pencil fits snugly and won’t slide out without ample force.

    The keyboard itself works very well. I’ve never had connection issues, and I don’t notice any input lag when typing. The keys have as much travel as one can expect to keep the cover as slim as possible, but it still has a decent tactile bump as you push down. I appreciate the backlighting, but it turns off while not in use after a couple of seconds. That’s good for saving iPad battery, and it isn’t much of an issue for a touch-typist, but I’m still acquaining myself with the top row of shortcut keys, and it’s a bit of a challenge to locate the volume controls or the pause button in the dark. I haven’t found a way to adjust the timer for the backlight shutoff. A rubber lip on either side of the keyboard keeps the keys from making contact with the screen when closed, though it’s still possible if you squeeze hard enough.

    I’ve read plenty about the music playback issue while the cover is closed. While I don’t store or stream music on my iPad, I did try to test it using a radio station in the Music app and was unable to replicate the issue. I went further and tried to see if any keys would register when they were pressed against the screen, even while the device was unlocked and on a text box, and nothing registered. It’s possible that Logitech released a firmware update that prevents keystrokes while the keyboard is folded up against the screen, but I couldn’t find any official word on that.

    However, in order to actually use the tablet like... a tablet, one must always detach the cover from the tablet itself. The hinge doesn’t bend to fold the cover behind the iPad like a Smart Cover can. I assume this because the Smart Connector wiring also passes through this hinge, and Logitech doesn’t want the wiring to wear down. Compare this to the Apple Smart Keyboard, which allows one to fold the keyboard behind the tablet while the cover stays magnetically attached. Other than aesthetics, this is the one area where the Slim Combo falls short of the Smart Keyboard. It wouldn’t be as much of an issue if the keyboard didn’t also function as a locking screen cover, but as such, I’m always detaching and reattaching the cover to use the iPad, and it’s a pain. The same criticism I had of Apple’s iPad sleeve and Pencil holder applies here, so I hope to see a more elegant solution to this in the next product iteration.

    In spite of that, I do like the Slim Combo. It seems to provide ample protection to the device, and the adjustable kickstand and physical keyboard work great.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Haven't heard from my 12.9 ipad-pro with the Logitech Slim Combo closed

    Maybe I am lucky or maybe I don't grip as strongly when I pickup my Ipad Pro however I haven't had the music issue so often described. If I did it wouldn't be the end of the world as I know it. There is a "MUTE" button after all. Simple and likely effective. I really like this keyboard and cover. Got mine in blue and it looks great. The keyboard is perfect for me. Really easy to use and easy to remove when not needed. I believe the cover will adequately protect my iPad Pro and I like that there is a place for the Apple Pencil. It adds weight but I think I can handle that if I already bought the biggest iPad produced to start with. So many reviews don't get past the music issue. I just can't believe that they can't turn down the volume or hit mute or don't put "the grip of death" on their cover to carry it. Again somehow this BIG issue hasn't happened to me but if it does I will handle it. The Logitech Slim Combo has so very many positive things for me that I won't get bent out of shape on this very minor issue. Good job Logitech.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Suprise Music!!

    I love the keyboard. I HATE that at the most inappropriate times I can grab the case in the wrong spot and kick off music. I'm a Barbie Girl blaring just as I'm walking into a meeting is NOT appreciated. This seems to be a huge oversight on Logitech's part.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Same issues as the rest

    Very disappointed with this case. Plays music after you close and store away. No joke, yesterday I was in a meeting and all of a sudden rap music (yes, from my playlist) starts playing in the background. Good potential of a case, but playing music and staying on despite lid being closed is a huge problem.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Keyboard Case

    I’ve had this keyboard case since the launch of the newest iPad Pro 12.9 inch model. It is a fantastic case and keyboard and works very well.

    I have had the same issue that others have described of the buttons being pressed when it is closed that cause music to play, but I was able to throroughly test out why it was happening and have determined which part of the case was causing the music to start playing. If you grab the iPad from the thick keyboard portion of it, the buttons will be pressed and cause the music to play, but if you grab it by the flattest part at the top, the buttons will not be pressed. Although the design of the product could be improved to prevent this from happening altogether—or to be greatly reduced by adding another border at the top of the keyboard, just like on the sides, which I have already suggested to Logitech—the issue can be avoided by using my suggestion. I haven’t had issues with music playing randomly since I discovered why it was happening. If you are still concerned about this issue, you can also turn the volume of the iPad down all the way, so if music does happen to play then it won’t actually produce any sound.

    I have also had a brief issue with the lights not working properly at one point in the months that I’ve had the keyboard, but simply disconnecting and reconnecting it to the smart connector fixed it.

    I have had one of the rubber feet on the back of the case come off through regular use, but it might have been from the force of it rubbing against the inside of my Samsonite case, which has a tough texture on the inside that is supposed to protect the computer (it was made for the Surface, but it works for my iPad Pro). This is mostly a cosmetic issue. Gluing it back in should be sufficient.

    Overall, I would recommend this case to owners of the iPad Pro. I love having the backlight on the keyboard at night, which my previous keyboard case for my iPad 2 didn’t have, and the Apple Pencil holder at the top is nice as well. The stand on the back is wide and it has a nice range of movement to prop up the iPad at different angles. I also sometimes use the stand as an extra holding point without the keyboard attached so I can walk around and not worry about dropping it.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Good case but a bad design flaw with the keyboard

    I will start off with the good. The plastic shell does an excellent job of protecting the back and the stand works very well. Now, I am comparing this to the Logitech Create case that I have on another iPad Pro 12.9. Althought the slim combo has a detachable keyboard, the biggest issue is this keyboard has some flex to it. The ends of the keyboard are raised and have rubber protectors for the screen, yet Logitech really need to provide protection along the top and bottom rows. As several others have pointed out, when you close the cover the iPad will turn off, but any pressure on the cover causes the keys to touch the iPads screen, thus the iPad wakes up. If you have a passcode and have it set to wipe after 10 failed attempts, well there is a pretty good chance it might be wiped after a flight if this has been sitting in a bag. Remove the passcode and it constantly tries to play music. All thought the original Logitech Create covers the LED’s for the camera, I am going to revert back to it because it simply works without these annoyances.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not fit for purpose

    Bought this from the Apple store in Bristol. There’s a design flaw. When the case is closed keys get activated when you pick it up or when it vibrates. The iPad constantly starts playing music when in the boot of my car, in my bag or just carrying it. No response fron Logitech on support forums. No answer to support case either. One to avoid.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Product Unusable for Business until issues fixed: Apple should pull

    I'm another user with the same issues posted here multiple times (music plays randomly due to design flaw that allows certain buttons that play music to be depressed even when case is closed). There are plenty of threads/posts about this same issue on Logitech site too and they have no answers after several months of this. Product makes the iPad Pro not usable in a business setting as the slightest wrong touch can cause music to start playing randomly. I've had it happen in a meeting! I've even had music randomly start playing while driving with iPad in my trunk and I guess I hit a bump in the road (others report this same thing happening so this shows how sensitive it is!).

    Please pull this product from your store Apple until a satisfactory update is made or refund is offered for what is a flawed design and shouldn't be on the market.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Choice!

    Love this case. I have the 12.9 inch for my new iPad Pro. It is not perfect, but it fits my needs. It is lightweight in comparison to other keyboard cases, protects my ipad and is extremely functional. Keys are just the right size, and elevated well and backlit too. The best feature is that the ipad is easily removable from the keyboard and I use it this way quite often, yet simple to put back in place with a quick magnetic type attachment. Love that part. I also love that you never have to charge the keyboard. And...I love that it has a holder for my Apple Pencil. I use my Apple Pencil all the time and having that spot to hold it works perfectly for me. The only flaw (and I do hope that Logitech comes out with a fix) is that when the case is closed, and you pick it up a certain way, it triggers your music to instantly play, and sometimes very loudly, and it can be difficult to turn off. I figured out which keyboard key to stop it and I figured out the best way to carry the case so that the music is not affected, but it is annoying.
    All in all, I really love my Logitech Slim Combo keyboard case. I shopped around and find this one to be the best choice available.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing design

    As with most Logitech gear, this keyboard looks beautiful. It also gives a good store demo. There's a protective shell for the ipad, which quickly attaches to and detaches from the keyboard. The top row of keys on the keyboard includes common functions, such as a play button. Here's where the typical shortcomings in Logitech's usability design come along (this is the third Logitech keyboard I've owned); when you close it up and stick it into a tight bag, there's a good chance the screen of iPad will push the play button. Yes, it's so wonderful going through airport security and hearing your bag come out from the xray as it suddenly cranks whatever you had queued up in iTunes.Logitech makes a lot of great products but in my experience, the iPad keyboards always seem to put form well ahead of function.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues hamper what could have been a good product

    This had potential to be an excellent iPad Pro keyboard case. I had the 9.7" iPad Pro with the Logitech Create case, which was ok but was not very conducive to productivity.

    I switched up to the 12.9 iPad Pro 2 and knew I'd go for the slim line for the removable keyboard, which really helps with digital art. However, after a few days I started to have the issues that many have mentioned on Logitech's community forum.

    1. Music auto play issue. This is the biggest issue. I've had music automatically play via iTunes at random times. Sometimes just after picking the iPad up, at other times I've take my bag out of the car to find music has been playing for hours.

    2. Pencil holder. The pencil holder is not ideal. You have to place the iPad screen down or else the pencil rests on the desk and takes some weight of the iPad, which over time may stretch the material and render the holder useless.

    3. The back lighting of the keys doesn't stay on long enough, which is a pain if typing in a dark room.

    4. The space key. I touch type and only use my right thumb to hit the space key. After 4 weeks the space bar is already starting to stick and doesn't feel as good as when I got the case.

    5. The kick stand. Its great on a desk, no complaints, but its awful for using on your lap. This was one thing the Create 9.7" case was actually fine for.

    I would not recommend buying this case until some of these issues are addressed by Logitech.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it. I do not have the music playing issue. (iOS11)

    After tons (like, a ridiculous amount) of research, reading reviews online, watching YoutTube videos, etc. - I decided on this keyboard. I also have the Apple SmartKeyboard, and I much prefer the Logitech Slim Combo over it. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars is that it is a bit bulky when closed (specifically where the keys are). Although the Smart Keyboard from Apple is thinner, it’s really not that much of a huge difference. The typing experience is at least as good as my 2015 MacBook Pro, if not better. I do not have the issue of it playing music when closed. I’m not sure if this is because I completely close out the music app (double home button click, then swipe away) whenever I’m done listening to music. Full disclosure: I am running iOS11 beta and it could be that iOS11 resolves the music playing issues. Either way, a good thing (since anyone with a 12.9 iPad Pro will be on iOS11 soon anyway). I have no issue typing on my lap (like some other reviews). When in “tablet” mode, with the keyboard removed, the iPad still remaines steady, without risk of falling over. I’m a writer, and I’ve put hours of daily use on this thing. I’m putting together a full review on my youtube channel, but suffice it to say, this is the one. Love it.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Case/Keyboard ever made for the iPad Pro 12.9

    I have tried a few cases and the two other keyboard case (Apple/Logitech one piece case) and they fall very short from this one.

    The Back Case is:

    -Stays always on (Don't need to buy another back case).
    -Slim and Durable (made of quality materials & outside part is water resistant)
    -Volume key is easy to find and very responsive
    -Cut-out are all well done
    -Easy to install and easy to remove (don't need to force anything)
    -It's somewhat anti-slip
    -Perfect cut-out to use the Apple Smart Cover when you still want a cover but not having your keyboard with you.
    -The back stand can be placed in different angles in landscape mode
    -Can use it in portrait mode (but only in one angle)
    -Don't need to have a front cover or keyboard to use the back cover
    -A place to put a Apple Pencil or another type of stylus


    Keyboard Case:

    -Laptop feel to it.
    -Well built
    -Typing fell great like a regular Apple keyboard
    -OS shortcuts
    -Backlit can be control
    -No battery needed
    -Always paired no matter what
    -Front Case Snap on or off with no effort (so you don't need a front cover or use an Apple Smart Cover)
    -Keyboard folds nicely in two when you don't need it or need to stuff it in your bag.
    -Keys from the keyboard doesn't touch the screen like the other Logitech keyboard.
    -Nice rubber on the side edge of the keyboard
    -I even fold the front cover underneath the keyboard when I use it to take up less pace on the table

    I find for what I do the is the case that allows me to have the best of what a laptop has to offer (without the track-pad/mouse) and the convenience of having an iPad. This way I don't need to spend my money on a MacBook but on a proper computer.

    I have returned other Keyboard case and even the pencil but in no way would I ever think of giving this one up!

    Love it!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute Joke - Music Playing, Depleting Battery, Bad For Meetings...

    Wish I had read the reviews prior to buying this keyboard (useful as I write this...horrible when I'm not "using" it). I was under the impression that product developers used their products prior to launch...did they use kindergartners for this keyboard? Fun if you're 5...not so much as you pull it out of your briefcase at a business meeting and "Say You Love Me" by Fleetwood Mac starts blaring at top volume (impressive feature of the speakers, testament to Apple, but not helpful here or for Logitech)...

    There MUST be a way to fix this otherwise useful keyboard. Headed to trash if not.

    AJ

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Music automatically plays- ridiculous

    I love this keyboard case. I really really do. It's a shame that the automatic music playing "feature" ie terrible case design causes it to play, by the way very embarrassing when it triggers as you are entering a meeting..... I finally did a fix, it's a jank fix but desperate times call for desperate measures. I fired up the hot glue gun and made a hot glue gun barrier glob above the play button so as to not trigger the dreaded play button when the case is closed. Works like a charm, I'm just saddened that at 150 bucks I had to resort to this sort of cob job to make it usable....

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst Keyboard for the Ipad

    I love the design of the keypad, but the horrible functional problem is that it keeps playing music while in my bag, somehow the play key always gets pressed and starts to play random stuff on my ipad, which drains the battery, and keeps the ipad screen awake. Apple please push a software update for this or do a recall and replace it please!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple: Please pull this product

    I've been having the same issue as others with music playing randomly and loudly. Makes it really difficult to bring my iPad Pro to a business meeting. Apple needs to pull this product off the shelves right away!!!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Fix So Far for Auto Music Play

    So I just purchased mine and started to have the same issue with the music automatically playing also. It was very shocking and I though it was just mine, clearly not.

    My wife had a great idea that seems to have worked though. I simply deleted the apple music from my iPad. My Pandora is still there and it does not seem to activate, so perhaps a fix for now.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Promising but ultimately disappointing

    I’m typing this on the iPad screen because the slim combo stopped working. When it was working the keys were top quality but when closed any pressure on the hinged edge would music play button. Poor design.