REVIEW: NEW LOGITECH IPAD MAGIC KEYBOARD IS FOR EVERYONEby elina John IT Expert
Having the base model of Apple’s 10.2 inches iPad is a great deal. In $330 you will get a speedy and steady tablet with a perfect screen for streaming TV or shows, reading books and browsing on the internet. But one little difference in the last years cheapest iPad is that they have added the smart connector to the iPad that allows you to connect the third-party accessories without Bluetooth too without any issue.
Now Logitech has created something similar to the keyboard of the iPad, which is cheaper than the Apple’s keyboard. You will get the combination of the touch Keyboard with touchpad in just $150. You can also consider it as the magic keyboard, but it is a budget-friendly keyboard.
The case of the keyboard doesn’t look like the Magic keyboard. But in less than $200, Logitech has tried to offer a floating design, incredibly useful USB-C charging port and 130-degree tilt, which is also a part of the Apple’s Keyboard. Let’s assume that you are using the cheapest iPad, which means it is damn sure that you are not using it as the replacement of the Laptop. But you can consider this keyboard as the Magic keyboard, at least for the features available in this price.
Earlier this year, Apple announced that the entire line-up of the current iPad will support mice and the trackpads with the iPadOS 13.4. It signifies that now the game lovers can also play games in the lower models without facing any issue. At the same time, another big announcement was there about the release of the Magic Keyboard. Here, the keyboard case is available with the touchpad to assist the Pro users to use the trackpad. But there is an issue, the Magic keyboard of the Apple was only compatible with the Pro devices, which is not great.
But Logistic came with the perfect solution to this issue. They have introduced their Magic Keyboard with the combo of the touchpad keyboard case like Apple’s one. The keyboard is available for two options, one is compatible with the 10.5-inch iPad Pro and third-gen iPad Air, and the 7th Generation iPad. You may need to spend $150 for each keyboard, which is good. The users who are using both the versions are appreciating the work of the Logitech.
Unlike Apple’s model, the Logitech offers it in two pieces (case with the kickstand and the keyboard) and it also attaches with the smart connector. The availability of the keyboard into two different pieces offers you to use the keyboard in diverse ways. The keyboard also allows you to use Apple Pencil and Logitech Crayon to write or draw something. The Logitech version of the magic keyboard is much thicker than Apple’s version, which might prove annoying for someone.
The touchpad of the Logitech’s combo touch is incredibly responsive and also supports iPadOS gestures.
But unfortunately, the combo touch case of Apple’s version is better than the Logitech’s version in terms of having shortcut keys like brightness, volume, home button and many more. If you use these shortcut keys most of the time, then, unfortunately, you will not get these in Logitech’s new keyboard; otherwise, it will be a great alternative at a lower price.
But at some point, the Logitech is terrible at some features. The two-piece design will work as the two-way sword for the company. You might face several issues like adjusting the stands if you are picking the iPad first without closing the keyboard, which can be annoying for someone. You can use it on putting them on your lap, which is OK for that moment, but it doesn’t go well with the long typing sessions.
Then let’s have a look at the fabric design of the case. When you rub the surface of the case, it feels like you are rubbing your palm against a roughly but finest sport coat. Don’t worry, you will not feel uncomfortable there, but during the long season, you might find it unpleasant. The company might choose a smoother material to make this keyboard.
Overall, the combo Touch keyboard is one of the best alternative keyboards, which is less expensive with the same features. So, if you want to turn your iPad into a Laptop without spending many bucks on it, then, in that case, the Combo Touch can get you out of this situation quickly. But some people might think that the screen of the iPad is too small, so most probably they don’t use this keyboard with their iPad.
Elina John is a self-professed security expert; she has been making the people aware of the security threats. Her passion is to write about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. She writes for Microsoft products at office.com/setup.
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