Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 / 3 Review
We have reviewed many iPad keyboard cases over the past few years, but the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover might be the best one yet. The Ultrathin Keyboard cover is designed to compliment your iPad 2 or iPad 3 to a T. The keyboard has been designed to also double as a thin screen cover for the iPad. With its aluminum build, and black accents, it also manages to match the new iPad’s design aesthetics perfectly.
The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover uses a smart magnetic clip to attach seamlessly to your iPad. This cover works like Apple’s own smart cover in the way that it’s smart enough to automatically wake your iPad when you open the cover—and to send it to sleep when you close it. Then when you’re ready to use it, you separate the cover from the iPad and dock the iPad into the Keyboard Cover. The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover also does a great job of holding the iPad securely at an angle while you type.
The keyboard cover pairs quickly and seamlessly with your iPad over Bluetooth. And not only is the design of the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover smart, but the actual keyboard performs really well. The tactile feedback of the keys is excellent, and the keys are well spaced. So despite the fact that it’s a small keyboard, it is still really nice to use. Furthermore, while so many other iPad keyboard cases sport chintzy keyboard keys, this one is made really well and is very responsive. As a matter of fact, this is the best iPad keyboard we have used yet. The keyboard itself sports several dedicated iPad commands, including a dedicated Home button, and other essential shortcuts like such as copy, paste, undo, and play.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover also promises a 6 hour battery life based on a 2 hour a day usage pattern. When you’re finally ready to charge the device, it charges via a microUSB port.
Our only gripe with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is that despite being thinner than most other iPad keyboard cases, it still adds heft to the iPad. However, it’s a lot less heft than most other keyboard cases. Regardless, we’re still smitten with the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. This is one must have iPad accessory! The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover retails for as low as $95 on Amazon. And like with your iPad, Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover can be customized with a laser engraving if you buy it directly from Logitech. Throw on a personal message, and this could be a great back to school gift for the student in your life.
The Good: Excellent design and form-factor, matches the iPad perfectly, great tactile feedback, thinner and less bulky than most iPad keyboards, great build quality, 6 month battery life, Instant On/Off feature
The Bad: Still adds heft to the iPad, tends to pick up smudges (but a cleaning cloth is included)