Video Review: Logitech's 'Blok' Case Lineup for the iPad Air 2

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    With Apple neglecting to update the iPad Air 2 during its fall 2015 event, accessories for the device will continue to be relevant and in-demand for the foreseeable future. We went hands-on with Logitech's new Blok case lineup for the iPad Air 2, which debuted in July under its new Logi brand name.

    The simplest of the three cases, the Logi Blok Protective Shell, fits around the back of the iPad and changes the shape of the tablet, adding sharp corners and a blocky feel. The corners are designed to absorb shock better should the iPad be dropped, and we thought the Blok offered a lot of protection while leaving ports accessible and buttons easy to press.

    The Blok Protective Case is a lot like the Shell, but it adds a built-in flap that serves as a stand. We were impressed with the stand because it was rigid and stable, but we did find the flap hard to manage when it wasn't in use as a stand.

    The third case, the Blok Protective Keyboard Case, combines the shell and stand from the two previous cases with a detachable keyboard. Because the keyboard attaches to the rest of the case via magnets, it's highly versatile and can be used in several ways. The keyboard itself is smaller than a standard keyboard though still pleasant to type on, but we weren't a fan of its non-rechargeable batteries.

    All three of the Logi Blok cases come in multiple colors and can be purchased from the Logitech website for the iPad Air 2, the iPad mini 2, and the iPad mini 3. The Blok Protective Shell is priced at $39.99, the Blok Protective Case is priced at $69.99, and the Blok Protective Keyboard Case is priced at $129.99.

    Note: MacRumors received no compensation for this review.

    Article Link: Video Review: Logitech's 'Blok' Case Lineup for the iPad Air 2
  2. haff.san macrumors newbie


    Sep 17, 2015
    Who would pay 130$ for an ugly looking case which has a non rechargeable keyboard? This sounds like a joke to me...

    Logitech does definitely have prettier cases for less $$
  3. Pfunstuff macrumors member


    Sep 16, 2015
    Oviedo, FL
    Could not agree more.
  4. sracer macrumors G3


    Apr 9, 2010
    If they offered ultrathin version of the Blok keyboard, I would.
  5. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

    Feb 9, 2014
    Logitech sent out a firmware update to all UE Mini Boom owners that ruined the Bluetooth capabilities, then abandoned the product and went and deleted all the forum posts from users begging for a way to roll back to working firmware. Logitech can go to Hell.
  6. MrXiro macrumors 68040


    Nov 2, 2007
    Los Angeles
    My god... that is the ugliest damn case I've ever seen in my life.
  7. macs4nw, Sep 17, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2015

    macs4nw macrumors 601


    Agreed, that thing may offer good protection, but it sure ain't pretty, and is too expensive in relation to the iPad it's meant to protect. Even though it's only a case, I'm very content with my $59 Logitech 'Hinge'.
  8. litmag01 macrumors regular


    Jul 16, 2009
    Agree on the price.... But man, 4yrs battery life from two CR2032 batteries isn't too bad! I'd even say 2 years isn't bad!

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