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Logitech Unveils iPad Air Keyboard Cases

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 5 comments

Amid rumors of Apple developing its own keyboard cover a la Microsoft Surface and Belkin releasing its own iPad Air keyboards, peripheral king Logitech has entered the fray with four premium keyboard covers.

The first is their $149 Fabricskin Keyboard Folio which protects both the front and rear of the iPad and has two different kickstand angles. The cover is also water-resistant and coated with fabric in red, black or yellow. The keyboard can run for up to three months and connects to the iPad via Bluetooth.

Logitech's second product, the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, comes in four colors and a keyboard, but drops the water-resistance. The Ultrathin Keyboard aluminum retails for the same as the folio model at $99, but only protects the front side of the iPad. The last cover runs for about half that, but drops the keyboard.

The balance between sleek, elegant design and productivity will always be one of the biggest acts that portable electronics need to tackle, but these covers don't look too bad and give Apple a solid, third-party option that gives its product much of the same functionality as Microsoft's Surface line.

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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 2:02 PM
    no thank you!!!!

    'll buy an asus transformer pad with keyboard dock instead! Much better and less expensive!
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    g-unit1111 , October 29, 2013 3:28 PM
    Eh. I like the aluminum unibody keyboard case for the iPad 2 - 4 instead. Hopefully Logitech will announce those for the iPad Air as well.
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    jl0329 , October 29, 2013 4:15 PM
    Quote:
    no thank you!!!!

    'll buy an asus transformer pad with keyboard dock instead! Much better and less expensive!


    I was just sitting on my chair, wondering that if TwoBridges is going to buy this keyboard. Then you chipped in with this gem.

    Now we can all rest better knowing you are going to buy the Asus pad.

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    TwoBridges , October 29, 2013 5:29 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    no thank you!!!!

    'll buy an asus transformer pad with keyboard dock instead! Much better and less expensive!


    I was just sitting on my chair, wondering that if TwoBridges is going to buy this keyboard. Then you chipped in with this gem.

    Now we can all rest better knowing you are going to buy the Asus pad.



    asus tablet is so much better! The new one is coming out in November and it DESTROYS the ipad
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    rwinches , October 30, 2013 10:25 PM
    Why not have a wired connection to the iPad.
    That would save battery life and the keyboard could then have a battery to extend usage.
    The keyboard could have port replication and an additional disk maybe even a SDXC slot or SIM slot.
    No, that would be too useful and modern.