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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.
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