First Thoughts: Review of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

image of Logitech Keyboard Cover for iPadI recently purchased the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and New iPad. I have been toting around the Apple Bluetooth keyboard and I like it, but it still is one extra item to carry around and the prospect of a cover keyboard combination really intrigued me.

The Logitech keyboard is well reviewed online and I continued to hear high recommendations on several podcasts that I listen to. I was interested enough to purchase it and try it out, but for quite awhile it was not available but rather in the “coming soon” status.

Then in mid-April, I checked online at Amazon and the site said, “available for shipping in the next 3-5 business days”, so I ordered it. After it arrived, the setup was very easy. Baically just unpack it and pair it to the iPad via bluetooth.

I agree with the reviewers about two minor negative points:

  • The glossy black finish gets a lot of fingerprints easily
  • When used on a flat surface, the keyboard can slide around a bit too much

Both of those issues are pretty minor though and the pluses far outweigh the minuses. The keyboard is a little narrower than the Apple wireless Bluetooth keyboard, but it’s still very useful and easy to type with.

The only other issue I have with the Logitech keyboard cover is that it doesn’t have a magnet to keep it closed against the iPad when traveling – not a big deal but it would be nice to have it.

If you want to travel with your iPad and a keyboard, and you don’t want to carry extra items, this is the keyboard to choose. I recommend it!

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