Logitech Keyboard Cases vs. Brydge for Typing?

MuckrakerJG

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I have a 2018 12.9 iPad Pro (3rd Gen)

I’ve had my eye on the still not released update to the Brydge iPad keyboards, current release date is May. But I just saw yesterday that Logitech is releasing a new Folio Pro Keyboard case that looks very similar to the Brydge as far as features.

Brydge: https://www.brydge.com/pages/2018-ipad-pro-keyboard-interest-form
Logitech: https://www.logitech.com/en-us/product/slim-folio-pro

My main concern is typing experience. I am a writer for a living, I type more than 10,000 words every day. For reference, I HATE the MacBook Pro butterfly keyboards because they don’t have much “give” and feel like typing on cardboard after a while. I like keyboards that you can actually feel the button pressing down. I was focused on Brydge because I read it’s like the keyboard on the old MacBook Pros before the redesign to butterfly.

So I know that neither the new Brydge or the latest Logitech case are out yet, but i assume they will be similar experiences to the keyboards those two companies released in the past.

Any feedback on which keyboard feels better? More room, spacing and better tactile feel when typing? I know I can just buy them myself at some point and try them out but thought I would ask and see if there is already a consensus out there based on past releases. Thank you.
 

ejin222

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Late response, but I just got the Brydge Pro keyboard and, compared to my 2017 Logitech keyboard, I prefer the Logitech much better. The Brydge keyboard feels heavier and there's is definitely more effort to register key strokes, whereas my previous Logitech's keys were easy to type on. Time will tell if the Brydge's keys will get softer over time, but if you're a writer, then definitely get the Logitech for the keys alone. Function, I prefer the Brydge.
 

happyslayer

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I’ve used both and I chose the Brydge for my 2018 12.9 Pro. You do have to type harder on the Brydge, but it is just a much better experience if you wanna use the iPad like a laptop. the Brydge works really well on your lap (where I am typing this now) and it just makes it more “laptop-like.”

Some things to know: it is pretty heavy, it needs to be so that it does not fall over with the screen at almost any angle. It does take a little more force to type on then the Logitech, the Apple Folio Keyboard and a current model MacBook Pro. But, at least for me, I got used to it. I am an aspiring novelist and I’ve put many hours on it in the last week and it works pretty well, I think. I did get a bad one first and had to send it back but Brydge support was very quick to RMA it and my second one works great.

However, the Logitech gets good review. Oh, one thing I did not like about the Logitech: you are stuck with the one angle when typing. It locks into place in just one angle. The Brydge lets you put it at just about any angle.

Good luck.
 
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ejin222

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In total agreement of everything you said. Best of luck in your writing career!