• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Very disappointed

    First off, it’s pretty bulky. But I wanted a keyboard that had a spot for my Apple Pencil. The two biggest drawbacks are 1) you can’t fold the keyboard back on itself, it just comes apart. That makes it pretty impractical; and 2) my iPad Pro regularly loses the connection to the keyboard and there doesn’t seem to be a consistent way to get the connection back. It happens so frequently that I hate using it now.

    When it works, I’m basiclally happy with it, but I now wish I’d just bought the Apple Keyboard and a strap for the Pencil. I do not recommend this product.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I Really Wanted To Love This Keyboard Case

    I have had logitech keyboard cases for every iPad I’ve owned. The best case was the case I’ve ever had was for the iPad Air series. This case is heavy and frustrating and requires far too much room. Also, the keyboard detaches just when I don’t want it to. I have no idea why they changed the style of their case and I hope they return to the style of previous cases but they haven’t done so yet. I gave the case two stars because it does have a wonderful responsive keyboard. I finally bought a keyboard case of the older style from another company. It isn’t as good to type on but it is light, holds the iPad at whatever angle I want, and doesn't take up a lot of space. PLEASE APPLE && LOGITECH MAKE A KEYBOARD CASE FOR THE IPAD PRO 10.5 THAT IS LIKE THE IPAD AIR CASE.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not charge when plugged in

    Oh sure, the keyboard itself is nice and backlit, but if you want to cover your iPad with this while it’s charging, tough luck — my iPad stops charging when this is plugged in, and I’m far from the only one. I have come to expect better from Logitech as I’ve never had an issue with their products before, but this is just ridiculous.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Design flaws; recommend buying Apple Care if using this product.

    The Slim Combo case is two separate pieces, keyboard half and iPad half, magnetically, (weakly) attached to each other. When carrying, the case halves can separate, leaving you holding the keypad case and the iPad case falling, bouncing off the floor. Then the iPad ejected from the protective case. Another issue is the outer case of the iPad half does not have non-slip grip pads and is insanely slippery. If sitting on a smooth surface like a granite countertop, it can easily slide. Its friction defying properties would impress a Tribologist. The kickstand does not have secure stop points. On upper angles, it can collapse closed from the pressure of taping the screen, with the slippery iPad half of the case dropping to the counter top with forward momentum, sliding off the counter top and ejecting the iPad. My other iPad is 4 years old, no screen cracks, still works. The Logitech Slim Combo case design flaws contributed to a cracked screen in less than 4 weeks with the new iPad.

    19 of 20 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Meh....

    Works well, when it works, but the keyboard loses connectivity from time-to-time, and the case is not terribly secure - my iPad has fallen out of it twice so far!

    Wish I had paid a little more for the “genuine Apple product.”

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    liked this case until it slid out of my car

    I was in love with this case until i noticed that the 2 halves do not stay together all the time - when carrying it the 2 halves would come apart. Then I realized it is no protection at all when it slid off the seat of my car onto the ground. The 2 halves came apart and the case that housed the iPad was of no use at all - the glass shattered and I am thanking God that I have Apple Care!!!!
    I realized the only thing I really liked about this case is the keyboard, which is really quite good - but I would not buy it again because it offers no protection for your screen.

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible!

    Logitech has made some great products. This is not one of them. My rating is based on the following problems:
    1. The keyboard connection is very buggy. The keyboard worked the first time I set it up on my iPad Pro 10.5 inch, but after that it wouldn’t type at all. I had to disconnect the keyboard from the case, turn the ipad off, restart it, re-attach the keyboard and then it started working.
    2. It is not lap-friendly. It can be used on the lap in a manner of speaking, but it is precarious at best
    3. The delete key and the lock-down key are way too close to each other. I’m typing away, have to delete something and off goes the ipad.

    I like the feel of the keyboard, but the bugginess is going to have me looking elsewhere unless Logitech comes up with a better solution. Sorry, I cannot recommend this product.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Works but stops iPad from charging

    Good sturdy/bulky case. Keyboard works well; only problem now is that with the latest updates the iPad stops charging when the keyboard is connected. Updates needed and Apple and/or Logitech needs to actually address this issue.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    REALLY, REALLY Disappointed

    I bought this keyboard because of the backlight on the keys and the easy touch keypad and haven't been disappointed on that front. HOWEVER, I chose to go against all the reviews regarding the cheap plastic case and large size. I could overcome that for the backlighting except for the fact the my iPad has fallen off a TV tray and table 2 times because it takes up so much space and slides easily on hard services with the plastic. When it fell, the top easily detached from the keyboard and down it went. At $800 a crack, the last thing I want is to break the face of my new iPad. Also, there is literally no stability between the keyboard and the iPad. When on an uneven surface, you have to position it just right to work with it.

    Returning it tomorrow for the Apple keyboard (without the backlight). Dang

    19 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Worst case ever.

    This is a great case if you don't care about the keyboard working all the time and want to carry an ipad in a case that makes it more thick than a Macbook Pro. This thing is the most awkward, least well designed case ever. I've had logitec keyboard cases before and they've been great. This one is a loser.

    22 of 22 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Try, but issues

    Pros:
    - Keyboard is convenient on flat, supported surfaces
    - Case protects the back of iPad Pro
    - Slot for Apple Pencil (material may perform differently as it expands/contracts slightly in various weather)

    Cons:
    - Caps lock key does not function properly. Instead, it cycles through my available keyboard settings (English/Mandarin/Emoji). There is already a button for that.
    - Lage gap between screen and keyboard when close... Why not make the keyboard sit flush in side the case rim or leave just a few millimeters?
    - Fabric on opposite side of the keyboard is far from ideal. A rubberized material would be better for grip and easier to clean.

    I would not need this if Apple keyboard offered pencil holder and some combination of protection for the back of iPad.

    13 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with the function so far

    I've seen mixed reviews and was not sure what to think. I do like the keyboard and find the smart connection to work great. The magnet could be stronger but in practice it doesn't seem to be an issue. I really bought this keyboard to get more "laptop" type use out of my iPad investment. I also really like the full protection it offers the iPad compared to the apple option-which is also nice. The increased size is not an issue for me because I drop things and they break! My phone has been in a case for years and it has save me many times over. I just did not want to take a risk with a new iPad Pro and the $$ invested.

    I like that I can leave the keyboard at home if I want and just have the basic iPad protection as well. No -I can use it on my lap-but that is not a need for me. I'm almost always at a table for typing work and if I'm just reading I detach the keyboard. It appears top be durable. I hope to get two plus years out of the case and keyboard-anything beyond that and I'll be very happy.

    I don't use a pencil so I can't say how the holder works. I use it as a tab to open the case.

    Surprised by how much I like the IPad Pro and this keyboard/case make it more useful for me and so I'd recommend people give it a try. You can always return in in two weeks if not satisfied.

    14 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    a miss

    Order the slim combo but had not had a chance to play with it, its the only backlit available with smart connectors.
    Its bulky, its very clumsy to set up with the kick stand (no need to mimic Surface).. just to turn it into a workhorse is a chore...
    i have gone back to using the UAG cover with the smart key board (from 9.7") until another solution comes.
    just wasted over a hundred bucks..

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sloppy workmanship

    The keyboard stops communicating properly with the iPad randomly. I will be typing along and then nothing, if I disconnect the keyboard and reconnect it it will start typing again.

    I'd like to know if any other users are experiancing this intermittent connectivity issues.

    This is NOT a slim keyboard and when it is closed it is kind of sloppy how it closes. Logitech could have come up with something better than this.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    I really like this case

    I personally love this case. I bought the apple keyboard, but returned it because I hated typing on it. I wanted a case that included a keyboard and would protect the iPad itself so I ordered the Logitech. I read some reviews about it being too bulky, but I feel that it's thick enough to actually protect the iPad if I drop it. I like that it has the Apple Pencil/ stylus sleeve. I also like the adjustable kickstand. I haven't used the keyboard much yet but I can already tell that I like it much more than the apple keyboard. I would recommand trying this case to others.

    9 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious step back.

    I ordered the Slim Combo 10.5 and before it shipped I got to play with a friend's device he already received. Long story short: The "Slim Combo" is massive and a serious step back from the Create. I immediately cancelled my order and picked a $30 case with BT keyboard instead. "Why?" you might ask. Well, glad you asked ...

    Let's start with the obvious: "Slim" may be a matter of opinion but when you look at "predecessors" it hard to follow the "slim" beyond the name. The iPad Air 2, Pro 9.7 and Pro 10.5 are all about the same thickness. However, the Type+ is 0.7" (for Air 2) and the Create (for Pro 9.7) is 0.9" thick. The "Slim Combo" is a comparatively massive 1.06" thick. That's even by laptop standards not thin or slim anymore. Numbers can be deceiving, but this even feels massive (and heavy).

    The Pencil holder is now on the outside. Probably was meant to be a good idea, but the exposure does make the glossy Pencil prone to scratches and especially to losing the cap for the connector, which is only held on by a relatively weak magnet.

    The removable keyboard sounds good, and I personally don't need it to be removable. In fact, it comes off so easily that I wish it wasn't, and the perceived value of being able to remove the keyboard is overshadowed by the flimsy design.

    Last but not least, the materials feel plain cheap (which is unusual for Logitech) and the stand is a lot like a Surface tablet from Microsoft. While I don't care for that design, it simply tries too hard to be something it's not, and the footprint does NOT work for Economy tray tables. Overall a big miss.

    There are positive sides to the (not-so-) Slim Combo. Namely the use of the Smart Connector and especially the backlit keyboard. In that regard it's much better than Apple Smart Keyboard, but the other issues simply were too strong for me to accept at the $130 price level.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    poor when compared to Create

    It Is very poor when compared to Create.It may work for some But it is not friendly for Using in the lap And the overall I think it is inferior to Create. Top or keyboard keeps falling of and getting detached.When you release a Create model for 10.5 inch iPad I can throw this one away.

    13 of 16 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice but...

    The case certainly does what it's advertised to do - it protects the iPad from most knocks and bumps, has a nice keyboard, and a loop to hold the Pencil. But the darned thing weighs a ton. It more than doubles the weight of the iPad. It feels like one of those old IBM rectangular ThinkPads. Popping off the keyboard is simple and easy, but the case around the iPad itself is what's heavy and bulky. It's NOT comfortable to hold for reading in bed. I'm still in the 14 day return period, so I'm not sure...

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow! A way to make your iPad inelegant and useless!

    It's stunning that the creators at Apple and Logitech are not capable of designing a functional and sleek keyboard to match it's "epic" iPad.

    I am a working professional that is often on the go from meetings to the managing projects offsite. The detachable case is awkward and detaches far to easily. You cannot balance the keyboard & iPad on your lap to type. The Apple Pen holder is not really that tight and you could easily see that if you used it frequently that the material would stretch so much that the $99 pen could fall and be lost forever.

    I loved the keyboard for the 9.2 iPad (even though it was bulky).

    I COULD NOT BE MORE DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS PRODUCT.

    23 of 26 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Logitech slim combo for 10.5" iPad-horrible

    Horrible, horrible, horrible. Do not buy. Such a disappointment compared to Logitech's keyboard/cases for the other iPads. The iPad Pro 9.5" keyboard/case was great. This one for the 10.5 iPad Pro could have been so great if the design had remained the same. Wht is wrong? Stupid protrusion at the front of the keys is a useless waste of space. On the 12.5", that space folds away, and the photos were somewhat misleading to make customers think the 10.5 keyboard hand-rest area also would fold away. The extention in the back, to support the iPad, does not allow balancing on a lap or knees. The lightweight, seemingly weak-link of the entire case is the soft cloth area which contains the smart connections. Because of the amount of flex it produces, it will soon tear or bend the smart connectors out of alignment. If only the case could have been like the previous one. What a disappointment!!

    Logitech's earliest keyboard cases were the best by far: thin, metal, matching the iPad and turning the entire assembly into a clamshell protective case. Those cases had rechargeable batteries. I loved those cases and still try to buy older iPads to use in the older cases. Then Logitech changed the design by replacing the rechargeable batteries with a little drawer contining batteries meant to be replaced. The design allowed warp of the little drawer, the connections often stop connecting, and the keyboard was as often "dead" as it worked. But when it worked, that too was a wonderful case. The next design produced a padded cover, but returned the keyboard case connections to rechargeable batteries. Again, I loved it.

    But now this new 10.5 case is trash as far as I am concerned, and since I depend on a keyboard and a portable case, I am not likely to use the 10.5 iPad as much as I had planned to do, because of the poor design and unstable platform. Logitech, you have come down in quality, probably to increase company profits. What a loss for your customers and a blow for iPad users !! I give this an absolute zero rating.

    18 of 20 people found this useful