• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better then what Apple has right now

    • Written by Rick P from West Lafayette

    Is this case perfect? No. There isn't a perfect case for an iPad. Because we are all different. But this one by Logitech suits me just fine. Is it a bit heavier, yea. But it will protect your iPad from a fall off of a desk, your lap, etc. Try that with what Apple offers.

    These negative reviews I just don't get. I think the name for this case, the slim combo, should be changed. No, it's not slim. But give me a break. I want a keyboard. If I want a case for protection, I would order the otterbox. Which I have. I got this keyboard case, for the keyboard. Not the case. Logitech is second to none when it comes to keyboards.

    Apple simply isn't in the keyboard market. At least not seriously. When looking for a keyboard, you should get what you like. What fits you needs. This keyboard does all of these things for me. The backlight is great. There are several special function keys for quick access to other things like music selection, for one.

    I gave this product a five star rating because it's not perfect. But for me, it's pretty darn close. To some who reviews this, it seems to me they can't be pleased. I would recommend this case to anyone. I wouldn't recommend they go by the reviews. This goes with many products though.

    Get this case. If you don't like it, return it. After using it for a couple of days, you will like it. No doubt about that.

    26 of 27 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    For replacing your laptop with an iPad

    • Written by Bradley C from Papillion

    The Logitech Slim Combo has been getting a lot of negative reviews and I honestly think these people haven't used the case and have just been going off what other people say. I was a victim of the same fear that it was a horrible case but my order had already shipped so when I got it I decided to try it out. Let's start with the keyboard. It's fantastic, the key travel feels perfect. To me, the keys even felt better than the MacBook Pro's butterfly switches. The keys are backlit and there is a palm rest. The palm rest feels great but I found myself countless times reaching for a trackpad that wasn't there. The keys sit far enough from the keyboard that you will pick your hand up to touch the screen. The other fantastic thing about the Logitech case is the top row of keys. You get the keys that you'd find on a non-touchbar MacBook Pro. One is the home button, one is the lock button and the rest are media buttons, sound buttons and brightness buttons. The keyboard also connects to the smart pins at the bottom and can easily pull off when you need it to. Although, with this keyboard, there were quite a few times when I woke up my iPad and the keyboard wasn't working. I had to pull it off and then snap it back on to get it to start working again. Let's move onto the case. The case on the iPad is large and thick. The case does a decent job at protecting the back of the iPad and leaves a decent enough camera cutout. (Does anyone use their rear camera on their iPad?) This leads me to a negative aspect of the case; on the front the case is raised around the edges. Presumably, this helps keep the keyboard from touching the screen when it's closed and it could also help if you take the keyboard off and lay it facedown. However, to me it looks really ugly and weird. It's like the screen is sunken into it's protector case. This same case for the 12.9" iPad looks noticeably sleeker. I really wish the 10.5's case looked like that. Overall this case does not accent the beautiful design of the iPad but rather gives it a Chromebook / ebook look. The pen loop on top is fantastic, it holds the Apple Pencil securely and makes it easily accessible. The back of the case has a Microsoft Surface style hinge where it folds out and you can adjust the angle. You can even set the stand so the iPad stands vertically. I found that the stand is pretty stable as long as you have the two corners of the hinge on the same level of surface. The two corners have a decent grip to them. The case worked well Indian style, at a desk, on the couch and in bed. It is not as enjoyable to hold as the Smart Keyboard in "tablet mode". You have to pull the keyboard off to use it like a tablet and then you are left with a bulky case on your iPad. I also found it harder to use the Apple Pencil due to the raised edges. It is fairly easy to pop the case on and off but due to how it grips the edges on the iPad, I would not want to do it repeatedly. I did not have a problem closing the case, it seems like there are some sort of magnets that snap it closed. I'm not sure what the people that say it doesn't line up did. I also do not think that the case feels cheap but it does not feel as premium as an Apple Case. While it takes up almost double the desk space as the Apple Smart Keyboard, I could see Apple's vision of replacing your laptop with an iPad. It's the perfect case for someone who wants to use the iPad as a laptop.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Better than the negative reviews will lead you to believe

    • Written by NICHOLAS R from San antonio

    It isn't perfect, but it certainly is not as terrible as many people make it out to be. I am willing to sacrifice some weight and thickness for a responsive backlit keyboard, all around protection, and an adjustable kickstand. This is my first iPad in many years and coming from owning a Surface Pro, I absolutely HAD to have an adjustable kickstand. This feature alone is worth it for me.

    7 of 7 people found this useful