About eight years ago, I didn’t have an iPad or an iPhone, I had a Dell Axim X5, Dell’s woefully ugly entry into the Pocket PC market. I loved the thing, especially in conjunction with a wonderful accessory that allowed me to collapse a roughly netbook-sized keyboard into the space of a small pocket notebook.
I’m sort of amused, then, to see Logitech dusting off this old approach to mobile keyboards with their new Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad, but it’s almost like they were taking stupid pills when they were designing it.
The big problem here is that instead of just releasing a tiny fold-out Bluetooth keyboard for your iPad that you could just tuck into your bag, Logitech tried to make it part of a case. The result is an iPad that looks approximately three or four times as thick with Logitech’s Fold-Up Keyboard attached as it is without it.
Then there’s the price. $129.99? Uh, no. I’d rather get their other keyboard case, which is $30 cheaper. I’ll pass. How about you?