Logitech Slim Combo with detachable keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro - Black

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  • Overview

    Slim Combo is an ideal companion for your iPad Pro. A protective cover and detachable keyboard supports 4 use modes — Typing, Viewing, FaceTime, Reading — giving you amazing versatility. The Slim Combo features well spaced, backlit keys and a dedicated row of iOS shortcut keys. And thanks to the Smart Connector, your keyboard pairs with iPad Pro in a click and never requires charging.

    Highlights

    Detachable keyboard with well-spaced backlit keys

    Secure on-click physical connection to iPad. No Bluetooth pairing needed.

    Kick-back stand with 50 degrees of tilt

    Front and back protection. Spill-resistant and wipeable.

    Built-in holder for storing Apple Pencil

    Auto sleep/wake

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    The keyboard uses only around 0.4-2.3% of iPad battery for an hour of typing. No charging needed.

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    UPC or EAN No.: 097855128928

    Warranty

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    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Almost Perfect Case

      Today, I received Logitech's new Slim Combo case for the 12.9" iPad Pro. Although I ordered this case alongside the new 2017 iPad Pro, I've been using it throug Today, I received Logitech's new Slim Combo case for the 12.9" iPad Pro. Although I ordered this case alongside the new 2017 iPad Pro, I've been using it throughout the day with my older 2016 iPad Pro (yes, the case fits the older 12.9" iPad Pro perfectly.) DURABILITY The case itself is comprised of two pieces: a hardshell case with a hard kickstand and Apple Pencil holder that covers the rear and a front cover with a built-in keyboard. The two pieces don't connect to each other, but rather, the iPad is fitted into the hardshell case and the front cover magnetically snaps onto the side of the iPad Pro in order to connect to the Smart Connector. Overall, the case seems quite secure when the pieces are fitted properly. I have no concerns about the iPad popping out of the clamshell, but one must remember that the front cover is attached only by magnetic force. Thus, if one drops the iPad at the right angle, I wouldn't be surprised if the front cover detaches. Logitech seems to have considered this and added a slight lip on the rear clamshell to protect the screen from a flat drop. AESTHETICS As one who purchased (and immediately returned) the Logitech CREATE case for the original iPad Pro, I can say the Slim Combo is much slimmer and easier to handle while retaining much of the same functionality. It's definitely not the most beautiful or elegant of cases, however. There is a necessary (but nonetheless awkward) bump for the keyboard on the front cover. Also, Logitech opted for a weird canvas-like material on part of the front cover; this is the material that will collect white dust and particles over time. I wish Logitech used a different material, but in the end, it doesn't affect functionality in any way. Just know that this case is nowhere nearly as elegant or artistic as Apple's cases; it has much more of a business accessory vibe a la Targus bags in the 1990s. I hate to say it, but even the Microsoft Surface keyboard/case is more aesthetically pleasing than this. KEYBOARD The keyboard itself works well. It's nothing like a mechanical keyboard, of course, but it gets the job done. There is some travel to the keys even though Logitech clearly tried to make the keyboard as slim as possible. When attached to the Smart Connector, the keyboard simply works with no Bluetooth pairing or other set up needed. The iPad's Smart Connector also powers the keyboard's backlit keys, which have three brightness settings. Sadly, much of this light can be seen leaking around the borders of each key; it's by no means as well designed as the recent MacBook Pro's backlit keys, but again, considering the size and functionality, it's understandable. I had no trouble typing quickly on this keyboard. VIEWING ANGLES I've seen many people complain about a particular case because of its lack of a specific viewing angle. I'm happy to report that the Slim Combo seems to be quite flexible in terms of viewing angles thanks to its hard kickstand which I've positioned in many ways. I think Logitech intended the kickstand to have preset positions, but in my experience, I've been able to easily customize those positions because of the hardness of the kickstand. CONCLUSION Overall, I'm happy with Logitech's Slim Combo. Last year, I promptly returned the CREATE case, but this year, I think I'll keep the Slim Combo. For the price, one gets a sturdy, yet slim, case with flexible viewing angles and an integrated keyboard and Apple Pencil holder from one of Apple's top accessory partners. Pros - Logitech's slimmest keyboard case yet - Integrated Apple Pencil holder - No setup with Smart Connector - Flexible viewing angles Cons - Expensive - Bland businesslike design - Light leaking in backlit keyboard

      • Written by Moses S from Corona

      128 of 135 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Almost Perfect Case

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best iPad Pro keyboard

      Just picked one up at the local Apple store. As a early adopter of the iPad Pro 12.9" I've been using Apple's original Smart Keyboard since the day it came out. Just picked one up at the local Apple store. As a early adopter of the iPad Pro 12.9" I've been using Apple's original Smart Keyboard since the day it came out. In terms of style and aesthetics the original Apple SmartKeyboard is unmatched. But I must say that this Logitech keyboard put a smile on my face right after the first use. Writing is a pleasure compared to the Apple keyboard and your fingers don't hurt after 5 minutes of typing. Also the ability to have a secure location for your Apple Pencil makes a huge difference when you travel. The different modes for viewing, typing, and making Facetime calls is also a huge plus compared to the Apple keyboard. As someone who travels a lot for business and relies on FaceTime and Skype video conferencing I really appreciate that I can use my iPad perfectly in Portrait mode for video calls - something that was not really possible with Apple's keyboard. One thing that could be better is the ability to type while having the iPad on your lap. I feel the kickstand and the keyboard don't totally hold sturdy in that position. But overall, probably the best keyboard on the market for the iPad Pro.

      • Written by Sascha B from Oceanside

      69 of 72 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best iPad Pro keyboard

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Really nice addition to the 2017 iPad Pro

      As soon as I attached this case to my iPad, I was happy. It's not perfect, but it fit my goals. Pros: *Comfortable keyboard with additional controls not ava As soon as I attached this case to my iPad, I was happy. It's not perfect, but it fit my goals. Pros: *Comfortable keyboard with additional controls not available on the smart keyboard *Covers the entire iPad. My Gen 4 felt like a brick (in a good way) I could toss it around in its case and never worried. As soon as I held the 12.9, it was much thinner but also felt less ridged. I was worried about the Smart Keyboard only covering the screen. When I tried the Smart Cover in the store, my feelings were just reenforced. It's a good cover, but not for me. *Detachable Keyboard is nice for changing the weight. *Has a holder for the Pen *Makes using the iPad feel like a laptop, which is what I was hoping for. *Kickstand works well, is very adjustable. Cons: *Adds noticeable weight to the iPad *With no keyboard attached, there's no screen protection. I hope they come out with a lightweight companion cover that would fit with the back. *Wish there were other cover material options. I've always gone with "leather" styled covers and just prefer them. *I think the kickstand is held in place with magnets when closed? I wish there was more of a snapping mechanism to make sure it's not pulled open. I'm also worried about the life on the hinge. It's stiff now, but I could imagine it getting worn out with lots of use. Generally, just a really nice alternative to the Smart Keyboard. My wife loves her Logictech keyboard on her mini so much that I was pretty much ready to go for this one right away. If you want some thing a little bit closer to a laptop keyboard and more protection than the Smart Cover offers, definitely try this one out..

      • Written by Peter W from Oak Park

      37 of 40 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Really nice addition to the 2017 iPad Pro

    • 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 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.

      • Written by Janice J from Weston-Super-Mare

      3 of 3 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Not fit for purpose

    • 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 depr 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.

      • Written by Rick W from Chapel Hill

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Product Unusable for Business until issues fixed: Apple should pull

    • 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, pro 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.

      • Written by Cheryl A from Oxford

      0 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Choice!

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