Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover
The most different angles of vision possible, new keys dedicated to iOS shortcuts, comfort and responsiveness of typing.
Logitech is changing its keyboard / shell for iPad Air. The new version of the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, gaining plastic, adopts a new fixation and offers different angles of vision … It retains its comfort of typing, and that is the essential.
Of all the keyboards dedicated to the iPad, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover has always been on the podium. Not necessarily because he was the nicest and / or richest in features, but just because this Logitech keyboard is one of the least bulky and most importantly one of the most comfortable and effective to type a text with a iPad.
A new version of this Logitech Ultrathin for iPad Air is now available. The name is still “functional”: the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air. Not easy to say! This new version, however, presents some important differences. First, it finally allows you to adjust the tilt of the Apple tablet when typing. Then it has a new row of iOS-specific hot keys. Finally, its locking system has changed.
None of these new features alone justify the abandonment of your old Ultrathin, unless you absolutely dream of tilt adjustment.
On its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, Logitech gives pride of place to plastic, especially compared to some of its competitors like the Belkin QODE equipped with an essentially metallic shell. In comparison, the Logitech model gives the impression of having a slightly “cheap” finish, even if the plastic is an asset from the point of view of weight. The magnetic hinge on the side, which was previously made of metal, has become a sliding plastic shutter. It appears when the iPad Air is approached from the keyboard and clings to its slice. An effective system that does not seem as automatic or solid as before. Advantage, this new system removes the old metal hinge that exceeded the old version of the keyboard Ultrathin.
The magnetic hinge to which the iPad Air has just been fixed can now swing backwards, to allow a greater angle when used as a laptop on a desk or knees. But it’s a pretty subtle feature and the way it works seems pretty weird. It rolls back the plastic support.
This possibility of additional inclination is welcome but it does not transform the tablet as the tablet in “real” portable. Even though we have never been a victim of an accident, the feeling that the iPad hangs by a thread remains … but it is only an impression. The iPad Air is firmly in place.
It also lacks some features to this new Logitech keyboard. This is still not a real case for the iPad, just a protective shell. Similarly, there is no automatic pairing for Bluetooth. You have to manually turn the keyboard on and off while many other accessories for the Apple tablet do it automatically. In its range, Logitech even offer keyboards doing it automatically. So why not the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover?
Logitech, however, has not degraded the quality of the keyboard, and this is the essential. All keys are where you expect them to be. And after a long period of typing, it turns out that the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover remains one of the best keyboard for iPad that is in terms of feel and comfort typing. Be careful, there is still no wrist rest. It just takes a little time to get used to it.
This keyboard for iPad Logitech proves both disconcerting by some of the choices (the new fixation, the massive use of plastic …) and reassuring by the comfort of use that it keeps and the different angles of vision that ‘he brings. For typing on iPad Air, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover remains unquestionably one of the best accessories available.