With Apple’s iPad 13.4 supporting the trackpad in the operating system, it was only a matter of time before third-party accessory manufacturers made new keyboards with a touchpad. Logitech with its Combo Touch keyboard cases proved to be the first.
Logitech’s Combo Touch folios are standard-sized keyboards designed for iPad, so they have all the iPadOS shortcuts, a touchpad that supports all operating system gestures (including swipe, swipe, switch apps, pinch, double-tap and more) and has a tripod that supports various angles. The keyboards use 18 mm keys with scissor mechanism with a movement distance of 1 mm and backlight, so from this point of view the Combo Touch behaves exactly like the latest Apple magic keyboards. Logitech keyboard cases can work with the company’s control app that can adjust lighting and perform firmware updates.
The main selling feature of the Logitech Combo Touch keyboard cases is their compatibility with 10.5-inch Apple tablets equipped with a Smart Connector. This includes the seventh generation iPad, the third generation iPad Air and the 10.5-inch iPad Pro. In contrast, Apple has so far released its Magic Keyboard for 11-inch iPad Pro and 12.9-inch iPad Pro only.
Logitech combo touch keyboard cases for 10.5-inch iPad
iPad of seventh generation
Key pitch 18 mm
Travel time of 1 mm
iPad Air third generation
10.5-inch iPad Pro
Logitech Combo Touch products will be available in May for $ 149.99 (which is twice less than the price of the 11-inch iPad Pro Apple Magic keyboard which costs $ 299.99 and $ 200 less than the Magic recommended price. Keyboard for 12.9-inch iPad Pro).