• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but better than Apple Keyboard

    • Written by Ward R from Greenville

    Biggest complaint is the overall thickness of the keyboard and case. There is a 3-4 mm gap from the iPad screen to the top of the case. This is to accommodate the "hump" on the keyboard when you close it. The keys are in no danger of touching the screen, as the keyboard rests on the outside rim of the case. It works perfectly if you usually cram your iPad into a cramped backpack, and the iPad Pro is protected really well. In a nutshell its designed to close by pulling the iPad down onto the keyboard, then closing the kickstand (like closing the screen on a MacBook etc.)

    The stand uses spring hinges, so its fully adjustable from roughly 20 degrees to 110 degrees. This is really nice when using the keyboard on varied surfaces as you can angle it perfectly (i.e. Your lap, a bar table, etc.) The pencil holder works fine too--no risk of it falling out. The real standout however, is the keyboard itself. The fact that its backlit, uses the smart connector and has iPad specific keys (Home, search, screen lock) plus the usual--brightness, play/pause, volume, keyboard brightness is awesome. The keyboard starts to dim after not touching it for 5 seconds, then totally fades out after 8-10. Touching any key again and it's back on (not instant on, it just brightens back up very quickly, like maybe a full second, looks nice).

    I think once iOS 11 rolls out this keyboard case will be perfect for someone who is looking to replace the functionality of a MacBook. When I traveled in the past I would need to take my MacBook Air and my iPad Air 2...Then for short trips I was able to just use my iPad Pro 9.7...It was great in a pinch but still couldn't replace my MacBook because the keys are cramped, its not backlit etc, not to mention the lack of functionality in iOS. If I needed to work for more than an hour at a time I would borrow my wife's MacBook Air. Not the case for this keyboard--it is very comfortable to work with for long periods of time.

    Once iOS 11 goes live this case, along with my LTE iPad Pro should allow me to finally mothball the MacBook Air.

    155 of 160 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Depends On What You Want...

    • Written by Lynn G from Duluth

    I love this case, because I was looking for great protection for my new super-expensive iPad Pro. I was also looking for an amazing, responsive, full-size keyboard that works flawlessly with iOS, and a case that has a place to keep my Apple Pencil handy and safe. I wanted a keyboard case that would give me the ability to use my iPad Pro in place of my MacBook... and yet one that would also easily sit on my lap, without the keyboard, so I can read in bed. I found all of these things in this Logitech Slim Combo case. It is perfect for me, and I could not be happier.
    Regarding all the complaints here.... people should not dis this case just because they are looking for something else. If you want solid protection, a great keyboard, support for your Apple Pencil, and versatility for holding/viewing/maneuvering, then you will love this case.

    28 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great, but not perfect

    • Written by Jonathan M from Champlin

    I didn’t know what the smart connect was when I bought my iPad Pro 10.5. I knew I wanted a keyboard and I spent a lot of time looking for 3rd party options. There were a few I found that I liked. The Valkit Bluetooth keyboard was probably the best one I found out there. But, this Logitech was immediately a standout. I wasn’t even turned off by the price. Here’s what makes it superb (Keep in mind that the combination of these features make it what it is).
    1. Smart Connect (no charging, it connects via magnet and works right away. No charging is a big plus. This one edges out the apple keyboard because it adds some protection and costs less.
    2. The case allows for an adjustable screen angle with an impressive range. It even has a portrait position if you’re into that sort of thing.
    3. Almost full size keys. Other keyboards have small keys.
    4. Backlit keyboard (maybe seems frivolous, but it’s totally important once you know it exists. It’s also “spillproof’, but I didn’t test that. Proceed with skepticism. Better yet, don’t spill on your keyboard!
    5. There’s a bar above the numbers for quick commands similar to what you’d see on your MacBook. The Valkit uses a Function button to activate.
    6. The case has a firm hold on the iPad so it doesn’t slip, but even better, it interacts with the screen in a way that allows you to have a screen protector on it.

    Here’s what disappointed me
    1. When set up, it’s not incredibly sturdy. If you pick up the iPad, the keyboard is going to fall off. I didn’t think that would be important until it happened. I was more bummed than I would have expected. Also affects using it while on your lap.
    2. It’s kind of bulky. I don’t have concerns about it keeping my iPad safe, but it’s not as slick/slender as I was hoping for when bundled up.

    15 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by Cyra B from Anderson

    I don't know why people are giving such terrible reviews of this case, because I love it. Yes, the materials aren't as sleek or luxurious feeling as the apple keyboard or other keyboards, but there are plenty of postitives to it.

    1. The case fully protects the ipad. The keyboard does not scratch the screen and all of the corners of the ipad are covered. I have had no problems with the funcionality of the buttons on the iPad. It took one or two tries to get used to the lock button, as it was more flush with the iPad than the volume buttons were, but I have had no real issues with it.
    2. The keyboard is fantastic. It is backlit, which is really nice, and has a lot of useful shortcut keys. You can also detach it easily while still having the ipad protected with the back of the cover. I prefer the Logitech keys over those of the apple keyboard. (It's more of the normal "clicky" keyboard feel).
    3. The case can hold the ipad at almost any angle- the stand on the back its very useful. I get frustrated with the smart covers because they can only really hold the ipad at two angles, and this one can tilt any way you would like!
    4. The pen holder is very nice, I have had no issues with the pencil staying in place.
    5. I know this isn't necessarily a leg up on the apple keyboard, but I like that it magnetically attaches/charges from the ipad so you do not have to worry about battery life.

    Overall if you do not mind that it's not as "nice feeling" as some ipad cases, I think you will really enjoy this case. It does add a good amount of thickness, but a lot of protection and functionality. Honestly the materials do not bother me. I bought the iPad and this case in order to replace my MacBook that was on its way out and so far I am thouroughly enjoying it.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Give an opportunity

    • Written by Sarai M from Miami

    Let me tell you saw the reviews on this page and did the thing that you might do..not get it and instead get the apple keyboard, but boy was I wrong. When I had the apple keyboard the ipad wich is very expensive does not feel protected at all. Yes, the case can feel a little bit heavier, but it feels protected. Love the keyboard super effective and gives you the laptop feel. Has the pencil holder wich is convenient. The only downside is that since the keyboard is with a smart connector.....when you are on the go and don't need the keyboard it can get a little awkward. Over all it is excellent for me!!

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly as Advertised

    • Written by Daisy B from Warwick

    I ordered this cas so i could turn my iPad into a portable, lightweight and easy to use laptop that twinned as a tablet. I can use it in the studios I work in and it protects my iPad and iPencil when I’m not using them. Typing on the keyboard is just like using the MacBooks in feel and mildly in looks. I feel the product is sturdy and is just what I was looking for - I would definitely recommend it. Delivery was amazing and swift the day after I bought it and customer service were incredibly helpful.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but great alternative to Apple's Smart Keyboard case

    • Written by John P N from Kansas City

    There are currently not many IPad Pro 10.5 keyboard cases. Below are a list of Pros and Cons I ran into.


    1. Backstand - The back stand is sturdy and is adjustable at practically any angle. The stand even works on soft surfaces like my bed. This stand is much better than the typical fold out stands in the slimmer folio cases.

    2. Keyboard - The keyboard's backlight is beautiful and the keys are responsive. It snaps on and off with ease, and I have not ran into an issue where it snaps off by accident

    3. Protection - The cover is the actual keyboard, and rests on top of the screen. There is a lip that sticks out from the iPad screen due to the back cover. This prevents the keys from scratching the screen, but provides comple protection.

    4. - Apple Pencil Holder - The pencils holder is located on top of the screen. It has a nice fit for the pencil, and the pencil securely fits. No issues of it being accidentally removed.

    5. Material - Other reviews mention the material, being cheap plastic. While the case is completely plastic, I did not find it cheap. Nothing on this case is flimsy, and the plastic makes this fairly durable.


    1. Thickness - The case is advertise as "slim" but it is not. Like other reviews have stated, it does add bulk to the IPad. It is a bit better when the keyboard is not attached, but even the back case does add bulk and weight. If your are looking for a slim case, this is not the best option.

    Overall I enjoy this case very much, It is bulky, but it also protects the case extremely well. Add the adjustable backstand and solid keyboard, I personally can overlook the case's bulkiness I do wish Logitech removed the "slim" branding, which may of contribued to some of the negative reviews.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Liking this keyboard case more every day

    • Written by Jeanette W from Buford

    I was hesitant to get this keyboard, at first, because it is so thick but I went ahead and picked one up for my Pro 10.5. The more I use it, the more I like it. The keyboard feels sturdy, love the feel of the keys, and love that I can remove the iPad with the back still on it for protection. Love that it has the pen holder. I have had a pen since I bought the first 12.5 Pro and at the time, none of the cases came with a built in holder so I would always have to search for my pen if I wanted to use it. Now it is always in sight. The case does still seem a bit thick but it also really protects my iPad and it is kind of cute. You never have to charge it or worry about having to change batteries. It is powered from your iPad.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I have had this case for more than 1 year and it is wonderful!

    • Written by Stephen C G from Miami Beach

    I travel the world with case and it has been exceptional. I have nothing negative to say and can't understand the negative reviews as I use mine everyday, both with and without the keyboard. I have never had any issues with the iPad playing music when stored, or draining the battery. I honestly have no idea what these people are talking about?

    Pros: Excellent protective case that lock the iPad Pro in place. Great location for Apple Pencil (version 1). Backlit keyboard is excellent and I would not get a keyboard without it. Function keys on keyboard are excellent. Ability to adjust viewing angle to the widest range I have ever seen.

    Cons: None

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

    • Written by Judy K from Mawson

    This is a beautiful keyboard to type on and I've been a keyboard operator for many years on one machine or another. It sits on my lap well & I even like the area to rest the wrist whilst typing it's so comfortable.. It is a little heavier than the last Logitech keyboard I had due to the stand but it's not a drama.
    I really like the backlighting plus being able to charge the keyboard through the connection between that & the screen without a cable.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Rishi A from Brampton

    Awesome case, it is so useful!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    like or not

    • Written by Gabor S from Phoenix

    First i'm i Love apple al about apple. Original keyboard not good 100 reason. light missing not cover full etc. LOGITECH Yes big bulk tiger heavy. But why we buy any the of cover. PROTECT. If you drop cover protect if you do shure you don't have hole your hand ok if me i do nat take any of out insurance. look iPhone outer box 3x bigger thickness end people buy why INSURANCE. you type perfect. try apple and after say bad 1 star. i guaranty half years later more and more out bad and better if you waith coming do not drop beautiful IPad .

    2 of 13 people found this useful

  • 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 26 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

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Expectations too high

    • Written by Mark C from Farragut

    I’ve had iPads since they were introduced and upgraded from iPad Air 2 with very high expectations of using a keyboard and the Pro and new iOS 11 for more “real work”. The only disappointment has been this keyboard / combo but I think it’s mostly due to my own inflated expectations. I’d been listening for some time to podcasts extolling the virtues of Logitech keyboards and I’d heard some of the issues with the Apple keyboard. So seeing the name for this one when ordering the 10.5 pro, I thought it’d be perfect. Backlight, full-stroke feel, etc. Here are my opinions/experience, some of which differ from many reviewers:

    + Keyboard “feel” when typing - pretty good. Better than other Apple keyboards I’ve had.
    + Backlighting - nice!
    + Full protection when both back and keyboard are closed around the iPad
    + I actually like the “lip” around the back case, because when you don’t have the keyboard connected, the screen is exposed and the lip gives me a bit more of a secure grasp when carrying the ipad. I’ve also dropped the iPad once (gasp) and the lip protected the screen.
    + Love, love, love the stand in the back that everyone keeps complaining about. Maybe it will get looser over time, that’s a worry, but it’s extremely sturdy now and very adjustable to a range of angles. I do not type on my iPads on my lap though. I always hated doing so with laptops as well and won’t do it. So yes, if you really like to type on your lap, this isn’t for you. But if you like to put it on a flat surface in front of you and adjust it to that “just right” angle for the viewing you prefer at that particular moment (table, countertop, airline tray table, on the bed beside you) it’s great! Other ipad stands I’ve had over the years force you to pick from just a few fixed elevation angles. And those sometimes wear out over time too.
    + I like having a secure place for the pencil. I’m really afraid of losing the darn thing. I can’t seem to hang on to any pencil or pen I use. I love the pencil too by the way — you gotta get one if you have a Pro.

    - Biggest frustration — by far — to me is the darn “lock screen” key in the upper right. I just can’t get used to it. Many’s the time I go to hit the delete key with my right pinkie and hit the lock screen key which is just above the delete. Extremely frustrating to be in mid-thought while typing and had the iPad go black and lock on you! Maybe over time I can retrain my fingers enough so that it isn’t much of a problem (I’ve had to get used to many keyboards over time including Apple’s own so I know I’m trainable). I currently cycle between 4 different keyboards between work, laptops, and ipad. None of the other 3 shut down on me if I hit the wrong key though... Right now I’d be much happier if I could disable it or change the functionality or triggering somehow. Maybe a double-tap to cause it to lock or something.
    - It is bulkier when closed than I thought it would be. My interpretation of “slim” is much slimmer anyway.
    - Ditto for weight. Heavier than I expected.
    - The plastic keyboard does feel a little cheap but not as bad as some imply.
    - No escape key. Now I’m not entirely sure that’s so bad with the iPad. I use it all the time with laptops and desktops, but the OS and applications tend to encourage it to get out of something. On the iPad you simply touch somewhere else. I’m still getting used to the keyboard/touch-the-screen sort of interaction needed with an iPad+keyboard so maybe with time that feeling of missing the escape key will go away.

    So, again, I think my own expectations led to my middling review. Over time I may come to love it as I get used to it. However the pro, OS 11, pencil along with the functionality of keyboard have me pretty happy right now!

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Best case/keyboard combo available.

    • Written by J B from Jamaica

    I usually prefer to stick with Apple's own accessories, but they have no solution for protecting the back of my 10.5" iPad. I search through the web for hours. Logitech has the best solution, but I find their keyboard a bit thick, and there is a gap between it and the screen when closed.
    The Good:
    - Protects the back of the iPad.
    - Ports as easily accessible.
    - Keyboard does not need charging!
    - Apple Pencil holder
    - Built-in stand

    The Bad:
    - Case edges extrude upwards about 0.5 centimeters over screen surface. This gap increases between keyboard and screen when closed, adding to thickness and bulky appearance
    - Inner side of case is hard plastic. I will update if any crashes appear on the 'protected' side.
    - I don't like the fabric they used for the underside of keyboard. I think a rubberized material would be better. Also, some adding some rubber to the kick stand would improve grip.
    - Ergonomics... Imagine you are outside and just want to read on your iPad. You may pretend the keyboard is part of the book, or you will have to disconnect and place somewhere. Apple's keyboard can easily swing around to the back.

    Overall, there is no better option out there IF you need a keyboard AND full protection.

    Update: I ordered an Apple Smart Cover so I can leave the keyboard at the office and protect the screen.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, not perfect

    • Written by Michelle H from Denver

    I've been using this keyboard/case for a little over a week now. After an initial "I'm definitely returning this" thought, I decided to give it a chance, and decided to keep it. The keyboard itself is extremely comfortable to use and easy to type on. Hooked up the new iPad 10.5" and the keyboard just starts working. I think I like the clamshell, it feels very sturdy. I don't like how because of the form factor of this, you can't use this on your lap like you can a laptop, and pretty much have to be sitting at a desk. The stand you need to open digs into your legs very uncomfortably. With that, I don't like that if I want to use this as an iPad I have to remove the keyboard and put it someplace, it doesn't just fold back. I also wish it was designed so I could put the Apple Smart Cover on when I am using it as an iPad since there's no screen protection. Although the iPad is pretty inset into the case so that's good.

    So overall I like it, but at the same time, there's some annoyances to me.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Returned Due to Weight

    • Written by Cameron B from Chicago

    I really wanted to love this case, but unfortunately it just weighs far too much. It takes away the entire reason I got an iPad in the first place, which is portability. The features were fantastic, and everything else about the keyboard case was great, but I returned on that one factor.

    If you can get past the weight, you will be very happy with it.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Bulky but totally fit for purpose

    • Written by Alex F from Sydenham

    Feels very safe in here! There is a large lip jutting out from the front of the screen all round, but I actually rather like it. It means the keys never come in contact with the screen even when closed, it's a couple of mm away, and I feel like and knocks or drops would not be an issue. Pencil holder is very secure. Keyboard is great, very responsive. If you don't mind the thickness, this is much better than apple's case for protection - and for a machine that costs close to £1000 I'd rather not have to worry about it!
    Also, the easily adjustable kickstand is a game changer. Best I've seen/used.

    Not very aesthetic, but for a machine designed to be a workhorse like this I'm more concerned with durability and functionality. Lost two stars for thickness and looks, but all round a solid investment for the 10.5.

    6 of 6 people found this useful