Logitech Slim Folio for iPad Review, & Manual Setup
The iPad Pro isn’t as strong as the Apple Pro series, but can still be turned into a 2-in-1 tablet/laptop with the right accessories, such as the Logitech Slim Folio. This combination keyboard/case is now available at $ 99.99.
Logitech Slim Folio Desain
The Logitech accessory fully encircles the iPad, protecting the front, back, and corners. Naturally, there are cutouts for speakers, buttons, and ports. The keyboard covers the tablet screen.
This is not a sturdy case, and it offers a little protection against water, but the Slim Folio is quite capable of saving the iPad from scratches, bumps, and blows. When closed, the size of this product is 9.8 x 7.2 x 0.80 inches. That makes it not only a little wider and taller than the iPad, but much thicker. It also adds the weight of 0.98 pounds. However, the end result is a device that is far more protected and easier to type.
Logitech Slim Folio doesn’t use a traditional clamshell design but is getting closer. This creates a kickstand to support the iPad. The iPad is firmly in place and doesn’t move when used. This becomes its weakness, and this design can hold the tablet at only one angle of 120º.
In smart decoration, no need for an on/off button. Clicking the iPad to the magnetic strip will activate the keyboard, and releasing it will turn it off. Likewise, closing Slim Folio will turn off the screen while opening it to reactivate the device. The keyboard cannot be separated from the case. This can be easily folded behind the iPad, allowing the device to remain used as a tablet, and this is another weakness of the Logitech Slim Folio.
Logitech Slim Folio Keyboard
The screen size is 9.7 “on the iPad, and that gives Logitech space for a hardware keyboard that’s slightly smaller than a desktop, with a 9.2 x 3.8-inch key area. Seventy-eight keys are arranged in a standard QWERTY layout. Each 0 .6 x 0.6 inches, with a key separation of 0.05 inches, it’s better than having no separation but small enough so that those with big hands tend to find this keyboard narrow.
At the top of the keyboard, there is the iOS function key. One is an alternative Home key and the other locks iPad. It also includes controls for playback and multimedia volume, useful for those who like to listen to music as they type. There is no backlight, which is unfortunate but maybe a cost-saving decision.
- Excellent protection for the keyboard
- Offers a high-quality keyboard
- Competitive price
- Allows only one typing angle
- The keyboard cannot be separated
- Not for those who have big hands
Slim Folio for iPad 5th and 6th gen
- Height: 7.20 in/182 mm
- Width: 9.80 in/248 mm
- Depth: 0.80 in/20 mm
- Weight: 0.98 lb/445 g
Slim Folio for iPad 7th gen
- Height: 7.24 in/184 mm
- Width: 10.0 in/256 mm
- Depth: 0.82 in/21 mm
- Weight: 1.08 lb/492 g
- iPad 5th generation
- iPad 6th generation
- iPad 7th generation
Logitech Slim Folio for iPad Manual Setup
Setup Guide (PDF):