iPad Pro Logitech Create Keyboard rare as hens teeth?

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  1. Ciclismo macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to order a Create keyboard directly from Logitech a week ago, and at that time there was no mention of when it would ship, but also no mention of any delays. Now the Logitech website as well as the Apple Store say 4-5 weeks, and Amazon Germany says 5-7.

    Anyone know if this is just the case for non-English keyboards, or is the situation just as poor in the US and UK?
     
  2. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    meh, i walked right into an apple store here in LA on thursday last week and picked up one. they had several there.

    there are quite a few apple stores in LA and when i was initially looking for one online at apple dot com there were at least 3-4 stores that had stock on wednesday night prior!

    the oem apple keyboard i have read about is more rarer but i was not even considering that once i saw the logitech... 123456789loik.jpg
     
  3. Ciclismo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just a wee bit concerned that I emailed Logitech and the response I got mentioned everything EXCEPT a planned shipping date.
     
  4. FinalLogic macrumors newbie

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    FYI - I returned mine after three days.

    The keyboard is ok, but it randomly drops keys if you type too fast. Also, the plastic enclosure feels cheap as hell, and the volume "buttons" on the case are super sticky and awful.
     
  5. A.R.E.A.M. macrumors regular

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    i type really fast and i have not experienced your issues.

    you must not have tried the oem keyboard case. its build quality is less.

    to each his or her own of course. I absolutely love the logitech and it exceeds my expectations for such an accessory.
     
  6. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    I returned mine too but Best Buy had a dozen of them. So did the local Apple Store.
     
  7. Themoth macrumors member

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    Why? Going Oem?
     
  8. jazz1 macrumors 65816

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    There was a huge stack of them at my local Apple Store last week.
     
  9. henrykkim macrumors newbie

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    I've seen plenty at both Apple Store and Best Buy in Portland, OR.
     
  10. Ciclismo thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Seems that the German keyboards won't be available for a while. I asked Logitech when they expect to ship and they don't even have a rough timeframe yet, which is rather frustrating as I need a solution soon.

    I've now asked them to cancel my order and will need to go with plan B, which is to go with a Bluetooth keyboard and a case that doubles as a stand.
     
  11. DavidLynch macrumors 6502a

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    It was exactly what I wanted in a keyboard but not in a case. I knew I wouldn't like the bulk but the deal breaker for me is how difficult it is to get the iPad in and out of it and how it wasn't particularly comfortable to use as a regular tablet. I was either going to have to carry around the bulky case all the time or fight with it whenever I wanted to use the keyboard. I hope they improve the case aspects in the next model because the actual keyboard really is great.
     
  12. DaveOP macrumors 6502a

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    Like the poster above said, what attracted me to the smart keyboard is now easy it is to take off when not needed. The Create case is great when it's on, even though bulky, but its cumbersome to remove and use just the ipad. Given that the cost is close, I prefer the keys on the Apple one, and that I have an easier way to use the warranty on it if something comes up.
     
  13. Erdbeertorte, Nov 28, 2015
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    The black one with german layout is in stock at Amazon.

    In the Apple store it's 3-4 weeks (blue) 2-3 weeks (black) 1-2 weeks (red).


    http://www.logitech.com/de-de/product/create-ipad-pro-keyboard?crid=1221

    The black one seems to be available too directly from Logitech. For other colors they say only preorder. And they have one color more than apple.


    The black one with black instead of silver keyboard on Amazon and Logitech seems to be new. It's not available in the Apple Store. It's also labeled with logi in the middle and not Logitech on the right side and looks better. :)

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    Maybe they do a redesign for the other colors too and that's why it is not available.
     
  14. HeatherA macrumors 6502

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    The one I picked up at Best Buy yesterday was marked Logi too. I haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet as I won't have my Pro until January. Wonder what's different?
     

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