Logitech Slim Folio Pro - test results and customer ratings for the iPad Pro keyboard

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro is a combination of protective cover and illuminated Bluetooth keyboard for the Apple iPad Pro 2018. This alternative to Apple's own accessories is available for both the 11-inch and 12,9-inch models. In comparison, according to test and experience reports as well as customer reviews on Amazon, it should offer more protection. It's also cheaper. In addition to these advantages, there are also disadvantages: the Logitech keyboard case is thicker and heavier. I have summarized further details and user information for you in the following.

You can find advantages and disadvantages from Logitech Slim Folio Pro test and experience reports as well as Amazon reviews here. Conclusion in advance: a usable iPad Pro keyboard case with Bluetooth, USB-C and lighting. Images: Logitech / Amazon.de

You can find advantages and disadvantages from Logitech Slim Folio Pro test and experience reports as well as Amazon reviews here. Conclusion in advance: a usable iPad Pro keyboard case with Bluetooth, USB-C and lighting. Images: Logitech / Amazon.de

Logitech Slim Folio Pro for iPad Pro 2018

The Logitech keyboard protective covers are available at € 99,90 for the 11-inch model (A1980, A1934, A1979, A2013) and € 119,00 for the 12,9-inch model (A1876, A1895, A1983, A2014) for the iPad Pro much cheaper than the Apple offers. The Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for the 11 ″ iPad Pro costs € 199,00 and the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio for the 12,9 ″ iPad Pro is available for an impressive € 219,00 (as of July 3, 2019). Both alternatives look well thought out and not only offer the tablet protection, but also the correct dimensions and cutouts for its use - for camera, loudspeaker, Apple Pencil 2, connections, etc. In addition, both can be ordered with a German QWERTZ layout.

81,50 EUR
Logitech SLIM FOLIO PRO for iPad Pro 11 inch keyboard case with backlight and bluetooth ...
  • Illuminated keys: Key illumination like on a laptop ensures maximum productivity, no matter where, during ...
  • iOS special keys: Thanks to a complete row of keys with iOS special keys, you can do your work with maximum ...
  • Robust iPad cover: The lightweight cover made of special material protects the iPad Pro from wear and tear, scratches and ...
30,00 EUR
Logitech SLIM FOLIO PRO for iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd generation) keyboard case with ...
  • Illuminated keys: Key illumination like on a laptop ensures maximum productivity, no matter where, during ...
  • iOS special keys: Thanks to a complete row of keys with iOS special keys, you can do your work with maximum ...
  • Robust iPad cover: The lightweight cover made of special material protects the iPad Pro from wear and tear, scratches and ...

Test and experience reports on the iPad Pro keyboard case

Many large technology sites offer a test and an illustrated comparison to the Apple offer; from MacLife and app dangers to Netzpiloten and Golem to MacWelt and test reports. After reading most of the test reports, I have listed the advantages and disadvantages shown in each case.

Advantages

  • Well thought-out design without any noticeable flaws or disruptive factors
  • When folded, the keyboard does not rest on the display, so that it is better protected
  • Special protection through a thick case in a robust construction
  • Two-stage illuminated keys make writing easier in low light
  • Runtime of the Bluetooth LE keyboard up to 3 months with one battery charge
  • Bluetooth connection should save the iPad battery (compared to the Smart Connector connection of the Apple Smart Keyboard Folio)
  • Charge the battery via USB-C, e.g. B. directly on the tablet or via power bank
  • Well thought-out holder for the Apple Pencil 2 including use of the charging function on the iPad Pro
  • Better typing experience than the Apple model, comparable to Magic Keyboard
  • Functions for controlling iPad brightness, volume and media playback
  • Angled placement of the iPad on the keyboard to use the display (and Apple Pencil)

Disadvantages

  • Thicker than the Apple accessories
  • Heavier than Apple's case
  • No individual tilt angle

Logitech Slim Folio Pro - Customer Reviews from Amazon

The two models currently have an average of 4,1 out of 5 stars. More than half, 55% to be precise, of reviewers rate the tablet cases with 5 stars. 4% were able to agree on 25-star ratings. Criticisms, especially of the 3 and 2 star reviews, are above all the dimensions and weight of the cases. They are therefore called clunky or even monstrous. The sometimes very detailed 5-star reviews, on the other hand, go more into the benefits of the accessories as well as stability, battery life, user-friendliness, protection of the device and so on. The weight of 550 g and 710 g is not concealed here either.

The case itself completely encloses the device and protects it even at the corners. Nevertheless, attention was paid to a free space to load the Apple Pencil (there is an additional tab when closing). The keyboard case is not necessarily light, reaches a thickness of 1,5 cm when closed and thus looks relatively massive. Nevertheless, I do not necessarily see this as a serious disadvantage. The product outperforms the competition with every function and great quality and is, in my opinion, the best choice.

Conclusion on the iPad Pro keyboard case from Logitech

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro accessories for the 11 ″ and 12,9 ″ iPad Pro with the model numbers given above have many advantages. The Bluetooth connection, the good typing experience, the lighting and the battery life are certainly to be highlighted. The fact that the two keyboard covers for the tablets from Cupertino are available with a QWERTZ layout and cost less than the device manufacturer's own brand is also positive. On the other hand, in test and experience reports as well as in the customer reviews on Amazon, the dimensions and the mass of the articles. For those who find this product data helpful because they need a sturdy cover for on the go, they should probably take it.

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