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This review is from: Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover Black for iPad 2 and iPad (3rd/4th generation) (Personal Computers)
Basically any keyboard for the iPad turns an elegant tablet into a more or less clunky laptop. But if you are over 40, touch type and use the iPad for taking notes, producing documents or sending more than texty emails, chances are that a keyboard is an essential accessory. I used the regular Apple bluetooth keyboard for years - nice device, types well, but its separateness defeats the purpose. Recently I've purchased the ClamCase, the ZaggFolio, and the Logitech Ultrathin desperately looking for the best compromise. The ClamCase was heavy and unusuable - the keys are sticky and the reviews that mention how the wristpad blocks the space bar are absolutely right; you just can't type on the damn thing. The ZaggFolio has a very nice keyboard, but the case adds considerable bulk and weight, and it's a minor chore to remove the iPad. The Logitech Ultathin is by far the best of the lot. Its magnetic latch, aluminum back, thinness and light weight preserve the design integrity of the iPad as well anything one can imagine. When serving as a screen cover, the ensemble feels very iPad-like, with minimum added bulk and weight. The keyboard, while not quite as crisp as the Zaggfolio, works flawlessly for me (and I have big hands). The magnetic latch is very slick, so it's more of a pleasure than a chore to attach or disattach the iPad from it. It works well from a lot of different typing angles; it supports and balances the tablet with remarkable security for such a light device; and the keyboard is quieter than most laptop keyboards.
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Initial post: Jul 2, 2013 8:34:10 PM PDT
Jeffry Winters says:
An excellent review. Thanks for taking the time.
Posted on Sep 2, 2013 11:26:03 AM PDT
John Tucker says:
I agree. Great review. Thank you!
Posted on Oct 13, 2013 3:37:11 AM PDT
I agree with the other two - I tend to write in-depth reviews of all products I order online, and yours reads somewhat similar to how I would have reviewed a product.
Informative, objective, and given enough personal experience to lend your review credibility. You've helped me decide to purchase this keyboard!
Posted on Dec 11, 2013 8:50:40 AM PST
E. Davies says:
Thank you for taking the time to offer not one but three reviews, as Groucho says learn from the mistakes of others, thanks for your honesty, this makes my decision much clearer.
Posted on Dec 13, 2013 4:19:26 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 25, 2013 3:36:50 PM PST
I bought this keyboard based on your informative review. I couldn't be more pleased with the item for the reasons you mentioned. Thank you.
Posted on Oct 10, 2014 8:06:52 AM PDT
Abhay Bapat says:
Great review. Question : Does the keyboard have a mouse pad?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 10, 2014 8:36:55 AM PDT
No, it's a straight keyboard with space bar.
Posted on Oct 18, 2014 1:13:13 PM PDT
I bought the Logitech rather than the Zagg because of the price difference. I needed an external keyboard because I have an auto-immune disorder that causes Parkinsonian tremors (not Parkingsons's disease). I also was tired of having to contantly make the iPad keyboard "disappear" because I couldn't see what I was typing. I like the weight of the Logitech very much, and I haven't had problems with the magnet, which "locks" my iPad securely to the keyboard unless it's jolted by a sudden fall from the stand I type on to the bed--about six inches--and lands on the corner. No damage, though. You're right about getting used to typing without auto-correct. I'm not as accurate as I once was, so now I have to proofread VERY carefully
However, I wish your review had covered a couple of other things:
1. I wish your review had included a comparison between the Zagg and the Logitech keyboard size. I seem to hit the wrong keys pretty often, and I think it's because of the keyboard's size and the resulting space between the keys. Is the Zagg keyboard any "roomier." Can someone comment on a comparison between the Zagg and Logitech keyboard layout/size?
2. I have to work in bed, so I place my keyboard/iPad on a foam stadium seat (great stabilizer) on top of a pillow. If I raise the pillow at all (and the iPad's in landscape mode), the iPad comes tumbling forward, scooting over the keyboard. The slot that the iPad sits in isn't deep enough to "hold onto" the iPad if the surface underneath it shifts even a little bit. I wonder if anyone else has experienced this problem.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 18, 2014 4:50:35 PM PDT
I've never used a Zagg, so I can't address your first issue. I do know that it always takes me a minute or so to get used to the Logitech keyboard after I've been using a regular computer keyboard.
Your second issue isn't an issue for me, even though my iPad has also dislodged itself on occasion, depending on the angle at which I'm typing. It's not an issue for me because dislodging is predictable and never random. If I keep the setup level, it stays together.
It would be nice to type at a lot of different angles, of course, but for me it's not a priority or even a concern.
Posted on Jan 29, 2015 12:35:58 PM PST
Debbie Mitchell says:
I see that the magnet attaches to the ipad but it doesn't lock from what I can tell thus it comes right off if moved at all. What am I missing?