Logitech Combo Touch is a Magic Keyboard alternative for other iPads

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Who needs a new iPad Pro?
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Apple’s brilliant new Magic Keyboard is going to make working on iPad Pro better than ever before — but what if you don’t own an iPad Pro? Logitech has you covered with its new Combo Touch keyboard case.

Just like the Magic Keyboard, the Combo Touch boasts real, backlit keys and a built-in trackpad. Unlike the Magic Keyboard, it also offers functions keys, and it’s pretty affordable at just $149.

The Smart Keyboard has been a great add-on for iPad owners who need to get real work done on the go. It’s lightweight and portable, and it does its job beautifully. It’s obviously not perfect, however.

The Magic Keyboard does a terrific job of fixing our Smart Keyboard complaints, but it also has its downsides. It’s only compatible with 2018 and 2020 iPad Pro models, and it’s pricey at $299+.

This is where Logitech’s new Combo Touch keyboard comes in. It’s compatible with older iPad models, and it won’t break the bank.

Logitech Combo Touch a big upgrade for older iPads

The Combo Touch is billed as the “ultimate iPad case.” Its full-size keyboard boasts backlit, scissor keys that promise a comfortable typing experience with “the perfect bounce.”

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Make iPad an even better laptop replacement.
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You get function keys, too, so you can control media playback, volume, display brightness, at the touch of a button. There are also dedicated keys for the Home screen, screen lock, and search.

Of course, the built-in trackpad is one of the Combo Touch’s biggest selling points. It’s nice and large, and it supports the new multi-finger gestures coming in iPadOS 13.4.

A great case

The Combo Touch also offers great protection. It keeps the back and sides of your iPad covered at times, and ensures your display doesn’t get scratched in your bag when the keyboard is closed.

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The keyboard is detachable for complete portability.
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A kickstand at the back of the case holds up your iPad and lets you adjust its viewing angle, while a loop on its side holds your Apple Pencil, or Logitech’s alternative Crayon stylus.

If you don’t need the Combo Touch’s keyboard at all times, you can pull it away in an instant. This reduces size and weight when you’re using your iPad to read, watch movies, or play games.

Get your Combo Touch ‘soon’

The Combo Touch is compatible with the latest iPad (7th-generation), the latest iPad Air (third-generation), and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. It will be available “soon” Logitech says, priced at $149.

You’ll be able to buy yours from Logitech, Apple, and other retailers.