• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware of battery loss when attached and sleeping

    • Written by Andrew B from Abu Dhabi

    I don’t know whether this is a common issue with the smart keyboards available for the pros, but if you’re going to sell a product as a close able protective case then you’d think that it wouldn’t drain too much battery when closed and in sleep mode. After only having my iPad 10.5 pro for a few days and Logitech’s keyboard, I’ve noticed significant drain when attached and sleeping. If I can’t confidently leave the keyboard attached to the iPad without significant drain when not in use then maybe this isn’t really fit for purpose - not sure whether this is a Logitech issue or Apple or both but needs looking at.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Stops your IPad from charging when attaching the keyboard

    • Written by thomas H from Charlton

    This is a common problem with theses cases, Apple and Logitech are doing nothing about the problem to solve why the keyboard makes the iPad stop charging.
    If you search the on Logitech forum you will find that this problem has been ongoing since Ocotober 2017.

    Apart from this fault it is a good case and looks professional but until this problem is sorted I would stay away from it.

    12 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This should be withdrawn then made properly!

    • Written by Richard W from St Helens

    I’ve always been a fan of Logitech iPad cases/keyboards so I assumed for £109.95 this would be the usual high standard so did not bother looking at reviews, however, I wish I did. I feel like I have spent premium money on a cheap ebay £9 grade case/keyboard.

    The case as reported by others is not slim, but i think this is in part to the keyboard section being thicker towards the rear to elevate the keyboard when typing, thickness isn’t a real issue for me, I want something that protects the iPad. The plastic on this case does not feel premium and the addition of some nice feel rubber in places would probably make it feel more nice to hold.

    This case feels very much rushed from design to manufacture.

    Some issues I have:

    - The keyboard comes away from the case easily, too easily so it’s always coming apart with the least amount of movement.
    - It has intermittant connection issues, I have to keep detaching and re-attaching when I want to use it
    - The case cannot be folded back on itself as the smart connector isnt long enough and the magnet power isnt strong enough anyway, so you have to detach the keyboard if you want to use the ipad as a tablet, this means you have a loose keyboard hanging about which if your on a busy train or other public transport this isnt ideal.

    I rated this 1 star mainly for the back lit keys.

    The keys themselves are nice to type on but sadly, the overal design is very poor for a high priced suppose premium keyboard

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant keyboard, bulky protection, yet still very portable

    • Written by Nabiel J from Huddersfield

    The combined weight of this keyboard with the case and the ipad is around 1.2kg. The average weight of common mid-range windows laptop on the market is around 2kg. And this is my all important prelude.

    Characteristics of the case: It looks simple and professional, as well as practical. I believe bottom of the keyboard is waterproof to some extent. It definitely bulks up the bare ipad a lot.

    Protection: A huge lip for the front of the screen around 1cm is the consummate faculty of this case imho (with the exception of the keyboard itself). So you can drop your ipad face down from the top of the Emley Moor Mast onto a concrete floor with no besmirch to the screen, I am confident to say.

    Keyboard: Plastic, tactile, individual keys and brilliant features (function keys and backlight) make it better than most ordinary windows-laptop keybaords on the market right now. I have above average sized hands and stumpy finger tips yet the keys are large enough for precise typing.

    Any gripes? Yes - my case came a little marked on the outside (underneath the keyboard). I think it is a manufacture or factory error, as it was brand new anyway. But I cant be bothered to return it so ill just use it regardless. Also the kick-stand is quite wobbly and has some extra headroom, which I think is deliberate but still piques my unreasonable self. Also, unless you are Shaquille O'neal, you'll find it hard to fit the entirety of the edifice on your lap to type with what with the kickstand out and all.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sorry back to the drawing board

    • Written by William G from Leatherhead

    Having already got a Logitech Create for my 9.7" iPad Pro, when I bought my 10.5" i went straight for the latest product from Logitech, the Slim Combo. However after 2 days of use it went straight back to Apple as it's just not fit for purpose. The case now comes in 2 parts (not 1 like the create) which means the 2 pieces are easily separated and therefore doesn't robustly protect your iPad and doesn't feel secure. Additionally, the images on the website are different to the actual product, there's a much longer support area in from of the keyboard with the Slim Combo which mean that you then have to pull out an extra leg to support the screen when typing in a landscape position. Would love a Logitech Create for a 10.5" but not this slim combo.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect but good all round protection

    • Written by Andrew M from Peterlee

    It was a toss up between this and the apple keyboard, after playing with the apple keyboard and deciding that it was out of the question due to having no back protection i opted for the Logitech.

    Hard shell case
    Backlit keyboard
    A lot cheaper

    Adds bulk to the iPad Pro
    Slightly more weight

    I wasn't to sure how long the Apple keyboard would last, especially if it was being put in a bag or such each day with it being made from a softer material type, the corners might start to go. Overall I'm happy i chose this as it should last longer and give more protection. The keyboard detaches and snaps back on as per the Apple type.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Poorly Engineered.

    • Written by John M from Valparaiso

    Bought this as the picture looked exactly like the the logitech set up I had with the my 9in ipad. turned out the picture was for the 12 in pro. There is another version for the 10.5 that is made up of a loosely attached keyboard and a bulky cover. I have parked the unit. The cover kept coming off in my briefcase, was impossible to hold it while walking as the magnetic connectors are not made to truly hold it on to the rest of the case.

    This is a poorly designed and engineered product. When you go to open it you must grab both sides, then to use the keyboard again, with both hands, open the stand on the back.

    Simply a poor product.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Portability with protection

    • Written by William D from Ballater

    Having recently had the misfortune of having a windows notebook categorised as beyond repair and a windows phone that was not upgradeable, I decided that a change in platform to Apple seemed like a good idea.
    After watching the apple demonstration it was decided that with iOS 11 (soon to come) onboard the new IPad Pro 10.5, would give me the portability to what I was used to. It soon became apparent that a keyboard was necessary (for me) and the Logitech was the answer. Coupled with a backlit keyboard to what I was always used to and with full IPad protection surpassed the Apple keyboard.
    This is a worthy piece of equipment and although slightly increases the weight factor, I find is not a problem.
    Good quality, comfortable, excellent key pressure, good protection, keyboard easy to couple and decouple from IPad which is held securely with strong magnet and of course, backlit.
    Once keyboard shortcuts are mastered, this is the business without a doubt.

    30 of 31 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I really wanted to like this but.......

    • Written by David S from Romsey

    I ordered this on the back of some less than complimentary online reviews, as i always like to give a product a chance myself and see it in the flesh. However, on this occasion i fear the majority of reviews out there are correct.

    The overall build quality is good and the iPad snaps into the case well. All of the ports and cutouts line up nicely and the iPad certainly appears safe and secure. The keyboard is very nice to use, i cant say i used it for much more than 10 minutes, but i can tell this part of the device is good quality and will do the job well.

    The issue for me and for many of the reviews it seems, is the fact it turns your sleek, expensive and super thin iPad pro, into a monstrous beast, that looks just like a netbook. Once this is on, the iPad is clunky, heavy and just awkward to operate. It certainly takes the elegance of the operation away.

    Little details like the lid, when closed in clam shell mode, doesn't really locate and can "slide" around from the magnetic stays. Nothing major again, but an annoyance certainly. Also the lip that protrudes above the screen around most of the edge, its got a practical purpose, but it makes the device more awkward to hold and operate. Generally, something just doesn't feel right about this product.

    Now i understand for some, these things will not be an issue, and the practicality will win through. I do see some positives and i really wanted to like it, but unfortunately its just a bit too clunky to play nicely with the iPad in my opinion.

    69 of 72 people found this useful