iPad keyboard accessories typically come in two flavors: folio case or simple add-on external keyboard. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is a little bit of both, with a magnetized hardshell aluminum screen protector that houses a built-in keyboard. It’s cleanly designed and adds minimal bulk compared with most folio options, and it works with the iPad 2 and the new iPad.
Logitech Ultrathin a bluetooth Ipad Keyboard
True to its name, the Logitech Ultrathin is about as thin as they come, measuring 0.31 inches thick. Unlike many uglier keyboard cases, Logitech’s ultrathin marvel looks as stylish as the iPad itself, matching the iPad’s aluminum exterior on its outer shell. Snap the cover onto the iPad and fold it up with the Keyboard Cover, and the whole package feels like one organic piece, like an ultrathin laptop. And like the Smart Cover, there’s a magnet that wakes the iPad when you open the cover, and the keyboard itself connects wirelessly over Bluetooth.
When in use, the iPad snaps securely into the docking channel with the help of some strong magnets. There’s virtually no shaking of the screen while typing away on the keyboard. The magnets grab the iPad with enough strength that you can even pick up the iPad and move the whole contraption as if it was one unit. The keyboard neatly stays in place.
Bluetooth pairing is simple and straightforward. You only need to pair once, and the Logitech Ultrathin will automatically reconnect after sleep or full power down. Pressing keys will also wake the iPad from sleep. Logitech rates the battery life at up to six months on a single charge.
If you want a solid, low-profile add-on keyboard, the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover delivers, and it does so stylishly.