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Logitech today announced the launch of the Logitech Folio Touch, a new keyboard case with trackpad designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro models released in 2018 and 2020.

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The Logitech Folio Touch is Logitech's first keyboard with trackpad designed for the iPad Pro and it serves as an alternative to Apple's own Magic Keyboard. Logitech previously released the Combo Touch, a keyboard with trackpad that works with the 7th-generation iPad, the iPad Air, and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

Similar in design to the Combo Touch, the Folio Touch features a case that wraps around the iPad along with a laptop-like keyboard with a built-in trackpad that works with the iPad Pro's trackpad support. There's also an adjustable kickstand to allow for greater positioning flexibility, an Apple Pencil holder, and four use modes that include typing, viewing, sketching, and reading.

The keyboard is powered by the Smart Connector on the iPad Pro so it doesn't need to be charged and doesn't need to connect over Bluetooth. When not needed for typing, the keyboard can be folded back behind the iPad Pro, a feature not available with Apple's own Magic Keyboard.

Logitech's Folio Touch will be available starting in July 2020 for $160 from the Logitech website or from Apple's online store.

Article Link: Logitech Launches New 'Folio Touch' Keyboard Case With Trackpad for 11-Inch iPad Pro
 
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audirs5

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So........ Absolutely no mention of the larger iPad model? I just bought their keyboard literally yesterday lol. If this one is coming out for the larger iPad in a month or two, I'll return this one asap. this is the keyboard apple should have made.
 

jvlfilms

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I like it! Nice work Logitech. If the keyboard can bend behind for "tablet mode" it's damn near perfect. (But I can't tell because the Logitech link in the story is dead :) )

The Magic Keyboard is more of a dock. This looks portable.

"the keyboard can be folded back behind the iPad Pro, a feature not available with Apple's own Magic Keyboard."

Either way, love the look of this but I still love my MK and the extra USB C port
 

reallynotnick

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Interesting, but I think I prefer the Magic Keyboard.

Sure but that's $300 and this is $160 so that's not terribly a surprise. I think it's great Logitech is providing cheaper alternatives.

Finally! Makes it affordable and protects the iPad as well. Something that’s bugging me on these iPad Keyboards, why does the manufacturers drop the “Esc” key?

I imagine it doesn't have as much use in iPadOS as with MacOS, and swapping it with a home button is much more functional.
 
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pdaholic

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The magic keyboard and this keyboard both have trade-offs. I like the stand for when the keyboard is out, but the footprint is a lot larger with the keyboard in place. I also wonder how stable this setup will be on a lap. The stand and cover will also make an already-heavy iPad even heavier for holding one handed and drawing with the other. It is less expensive though.
 
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ghostface147

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They had an amazing folio case for the original iPad Air. It could be angled so easily and would stay firm. They don't make it anymore for newer iPads without it having a keyboard. Sucks.
 

JGIGS

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CANADA!
More angles, function keys, not having to take it off for tablet mode. Sold!

Not picking sides on either or them, I think the both have their pros and cons, but I'd much rather just pull the ipad off for tablet mode then have the extra bulk and weight and feel all he keys behind my tablet.

My main concern would be which is more stable on my lap sitting on a couch or lying in bed.

The function keys for sure a big plus on the Log keyboard. Oh and price, obviously.
 
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