Logitech developed The Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case for iPad Pro, which is a good solution for those users who type a lot.
The new accessory is a keyboard and a case that turns the Pro into a proper faux laptop. It folds up like a laptop, waking up the iPad when it’s opened and shutting it down when it’s closed.
Thanks to its fabric exterior, it looks nice and super sturdy. It comes in colors that are actually matched to the iPads—black and grey, red and gold, and silver and blue.
Unfortunately, Logitech’s new product isn’t water resistance and lightweight. The iPad and case together weigh about 3.2 lbs. By comparison, the 13-inch MacBook Air weighs 2.96 lbs and the 13-inch Macbook Pro weighs 3.57 lbs.
The iPad is docked to the Create Backlit Keyboard Case with a strong magnet. You can pick it up even when it’s opened, and the keyboard stays attached and in position.
The Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard is really good at making Apple-y chiclet keyboards, and both the layout and the function of the Create case are dead ringers for Apple’s familiar MacBook Air and Pro keyboard.
Thanks to the Smart Connector, there’s no Bluetooth pairing and you don’t need worry about whether the keyboard is charged or not. All you must do is to lock the iPad into place and it’s ready to go.
Finally, there’s a nice set of 14 iOS function keys, including a Homebutton, screen brightness, keyboard brightness and media controls — play, fast forward and rewind. It is also equipped with sound controls and a Lock button.
The Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case is available for $150, which is pretty pricey for a keyboard and case.