• 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Massive disappointment

    • Written by James B from Hermosa Beach

    I was really looking forward to the Logitech Slim Combo for my brand new 10.5" iPad Pro for several reasons. A little background to start...I'm coming from an iPad Air 2 where I used a Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro keyboard case that I absolutely loved. It added protection as well as a great keyboard with little bulk. Plus the iPad itself was fully detachable in a very slim case. I thought I'd get the same from Logitech but calling this case "slip" is a cruel joke. For some reason it's designed to have about 3mm of open space between the keyboard and iPad when closed--it's thicker than my macbook pro. Add to that the keyboard and case itself are very bulky and cheap feeling and this thing is really unacceptable. When detached the separate case on the iPad itself has a huge lip around all sides which makes it very uncomfortable to use and the kickstand feels like it will break. I wish there was a better option like my old Belkin that offered a lighted keyboard with function keys and little bulk. The apple keyboard cover is too flimsy for my use (and there's no pencil holder or back cover!) but it may be my temporary solution until something better comes along.

    103 of 125 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent idea, TERRIBLE design execution

    • Written by John P M from Oceanside

    This case sounds great on paper but in reality it's very poorly designed. It's made out of a hard plastic material that feels absolutely cheap considering how much you pay for the case. Perhaps worst of all though, the case sticks out a couple inches from the top of the iPad, it fits horribly! Plus, the keyboard has this weird black protrusion it the top of it, not sure if it's a battery or what. Weighs way too much and adds way too much bulk, the kickstand feels like it may break any second. I hope they make an effort to re-engineer it but until then, I won't be keeping it. Don't buy this case!

    92 of 122 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Thin to thick. Beware, nowhere near slim.

    • Written by Nain D from Purley

    I like the idea that the keyboard and back casing can be separated. Very handy and can be rotated several ways. I also like the backlit keyboard, ideal in low light situation. However, all these good things about the casing, could not justify the bulkiness of the slim combo. I don't know why they've got the word "slim" on it? It's simply misleading. Might be ok for some, but definitely not for me.

    37 of 60 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.

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  • 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:

    Pros:
    + 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.

    Cons:
    - 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!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible keyboard, Worst customer service

    • Written by Will W from South San Francisco

    The design of the keyboard is so-so, but acceptable. it served me well for about a month; before the keyboard just decided to stop working. No form of resets, or updates to the iPad could get it to work. I tried to get it replaced by Logitech, and 2 weeks into it, I'm still going round and round through their generic email responses. Worst Logitech product I have ever owned, wish I had waited for something better to come along.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible

    • Written by Frank H from Huntersville

    The concept is good but the execution is horrible. There should be a lock to ensure that it will stay attached when needed. The magnet that joins the ipad to the keyboard is very weak. One can easily knock the ipad off of the keyboard and there risking it to drop/break. You can forget about using it on your lap...falls down. The smart connect is excellent, the fitting is very good, but I cannot live with such a poor design to hold the ipad and keyboard together. I wish that Logitech would have the "Create" model available using the smart connector. Now that would be a great combo.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointing

    • Written by John D from EAST MOLESEY

    I’m a big fan of Logitech normally. But the ‘Slim Combo’ wasn’t right for me. The Keyboard is great, up to Logitech’s normal standards. But the whole ‘combo’ as a case to carry the iPad around in is poor. It is heavier than expected and feels cumbersome. When you want to open it and lift up the keyboard to use it, it’s not intuitively obvious which way round everything is. Worst of all, although the keyboard is hinged to the smart connector, it does not clip onto the base. Instead, it slides around, and comes off completely and all too easily, usually when you don’t want it too. It’s a shame, but this one needs more thought. I took it back within 24 hours for a refund.

    11 of 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful case DO NOT BUY

    • Written by Bret S from Potomac

    This case is absolutely awful. Great Idea, terrible execution. The Ipad wont stay connected while it is set in place and only connects when I hold the Ipad up to the keyboard. Save yourself some money and go with any other case available. Very disappointed.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice concept, failed execution

    • Written by Thomas F from Camanche

    First off, I'm a huge fan of Logitech's create keyboard case. I loved it on my ipad pro 9.7". The slim combo for the ipad pro 10.5" was a terrible case. I like what Logitech was going for, but they didn't quiet get there. First off the thing is huge! it's not slim in any way. it easily quadrupled the thickness of the ipad, making it bigger than a mac book. it's very well protected, but looks terrible and is heavy. they put a rounded back on the piece that the ipad sits in. WHY? When using the ipad by itself and you go to set it down, it sits there and rocks. Granted you can set it face down...It has a huge lip that protects the screen, but if you're trying to write with apple pencil, forget it. the keyboard was good, but detached very easily. Overall, i was shocked that Logitech put that case out.

    10 of 11 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

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but problems with this keyboard.

    • Written by Ricki Kelly M from Calgary

    I use my iPad and keyboard for work every day. I purchased my keyboard about 2.5 months ago, and have had nothing but issues since shortly after purchasing the keyboard. My boss who purchased the same keyboard is having the exact same issues. It starts by certain keys not working, the A,C,F, Space bar and sometimes other random keys, and then the keyboard just doesn’t connect. Having to waste over 30 minutes trying to reconnect is truly frustrating.

    I did give this a 1 because it’s one redeeming quality is the style of keys. I did love using this keyboard while it worked, but when it continuously doesn’t work as it should, it is not worth it. We will be buying a new, different product.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not for long-term use!!

    • Written by Kaitlin M from North Little Rock

    Overall, I really enjoyed this keyboard as a student. HOWEVER, after a little more than a year(13 months), it has begun to stop working. It’s developed A TON of connection problems because the ribbon that connects the keyboard to the magnetic feature on my iPad has been worn out. For $130, I expected this to last a lot longer and not to need another one for a few years. Logitech dropped the ball by making this have a thin connecting feature between the iPad and keyboard. NOT SMART. Now I’ve had to by the Apple keyboard($160) to get me through the rest of school. Not pleased at all.

    8 of 8 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

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    How to turn your IPad into a MacBook

    • Written by Jose N from Martorell

    I was looking forward to the "Slim" Logitech keyboard. This would be a nice way of having the best of both words (an IPad that almost works like a laptop), and travel light... It would, if Logitech understood the meaning of the word "Slim".
    The whole thing is well built, no doubt, and Logitech is a great brand for keyboards and mouse, but they got this design wrong. Once fitted, your IPad, all slim, elegant, and light is turned into a bulky, fat, and ugly thing. I much rather keep carrying my MacBook 11", if that is the best Logitech can do.
    Sorry, but either try harder, or drop the word "Slim". This is not a slim combo, period.

    8 of 8 people found this useful