New Logitech keyboard case brings trackpad to regular iPads

New Logitech keyboard case brings trackpad to regular iPads

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Logitech Combo Touch is like the Magic Keyboard for regular iPads.
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Logitech Combo Touch adds both a keyboard and a trackpad to inexpensive iPad models, because it’s not just Apple’s professional-grade models that can use mice and trackpads. Plus, there’s a flexible kickstand, and the keyboard is removable.

In addition, the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, a more basic keyboard case for the 2020 iPad Pro, is also available now on the Apple Store.

Both iPad accessories available now

Logitech Combo Touch debuted April 15 on the official Apple Store. There’s a version for the 10.5-inch iPad Air 3 and one for the 10.2-inch iPad 7. Either is $149.95.

The Slim Folio Pro, for the iPad Pro Apple introduced in March 2020, debuted in the Apple Store at $129.99.

Logitech Combo Touch adds Keyboard and trackpad

The Combo Touch takes advantage of fact that the trackpad improvements recently added in iPadOS 13.4 don’t just apply to iPad Pro. Even Apple’s $329 tablet can use a trackpad or mouse now.

And this accessory has a full-size, backlit, Bluetooth keyboard with a row of function keys. A kickstand can hold the tablet up when typing, or let it lean back for drawing. There’s a loop to hold an Apple Pencil or the Logitech Crayon.

As a case, the Combo Touch covers all four edges and the front and back of the tablet.

With add-on keyboards and trackpads like this one, iPad users needn’t feel jealous of the Apple Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro. This accessory also went up for sale today, but at more than double the cost of Logitech’s offering.

Slim Folio Pro fits the 2020 iPad Pro

Logitech Slim Folio Pro keyboard case with Logitech Pebble i345 mouse.
Many people upgrading to the 2020 iPad Pro will need a new keyboard case, like the Logitech Slim Folio Pro.
Photo: Logitech

The 2020 iPad Pro has a larger “camera bump” than earlier Apple tablets — there are more lenses and a 3D scanner — so the latest version of the Slim Folio Pro has a wider opening to fit.

The edge-to-edge, Bluetooth keyboard uses a scissor mechanism. And there’s a row of shortcut keys to control backlight key brightness, volume and more.

The case wraps around all sides of the non-removable keyboard. There are openings for all ports and speakers. And there’s one for the Apple Pencil charger too.