Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Summary: The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad is a really great accessory. Here's one in action.

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Last week Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce.com tweeted about his Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad.

I'd seen it on the Logitech site and thought it looked just the thing for a Gen X guy who loves his iPad but hates not having a physical keyboard. In a direct message on Twitter, Marc said I'd love it. He is right.

Jon Reed my video partner picked one up from a local Best Buy (check for stock) for me before flying over to London this week. It is everything Marc said it would be and then some. Turn it on, pair it up to your iPad via bluetooth and you're in business.

The keyboard is (obviously) smaller than either the stand alone Apple keyboard or that which is on the laptop range but the feel is almost identical, as is the individual key travel and key size.. The cradle is rock solid, the 'fn' keys are very similar to those on the Apple keyboard with a few twists for the iPad.

The only slight niggle I have is that you have to remember that when closed, you really need to have the Apple 'side' facing you for when you open it. Otherwise you need to lay it flat and turn around.

The makers reckon you can get three months use out of it from one charge (via the mini USB) based upon having it open two hours a day. That's awesome.

Now....if only the iPad had enough power and capability to ingest and process video...hmmm.

If you choose to get one then I am pretty sure you'll see it as $100 well spent.

Topic: iPad

Dennis Howlett

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  • Missing hinges and glue

    When people have a screen and a keyboard which are separate. What's next? Buy a pair of hinges and a tube of glue and attach the two together!
    RelaxWalk
    • Surprising...

      ....I had thought about that myself. Ho hum.
      dahowlett
  • Win8

    Look its a Win 8 hybrid tablet running iOS! Of course when attached to an Apple iPad it becomes a revolutionary design. Where as with Win 8 it is really just a big compromise with the results making the device neither a good tablet nor a good notebook.
    clcrockett
  • I've had mine for a month now, it is great.

    The main attraction for me is the ability to write more than 2 sentences without feeling like I'm plodding along. People who use their iPad to create lots of docs, lists, or blogs should run out and buy one immediately. But if a Twitter message or "omg" is the extent of your writing capabilities, the keyboard is probably overkill.
    terry flores