Logitech has announced a keyboard accessory for the newly launched iPad Pro. The Logitech Combo Touch Backlit Keyboard Case with Trackpad is now official for both the new 11-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models. The case is equipped with four modes including type mode, view mode, sketch mode, and reading mode. In essence, it gives your iPad Pro a Surface Pro-like form factor.
Like the Surface Keyboard, this case is detachable and has an adjustable stand for watching movies and shows. The company states that the backlit keys with 16 levels of brightness automatically adjust to a user’s environment. You also get a number of iPadOS keyboard shortcuts.
The Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard with Touchpad for the new iPad Pro costs less than the official Magic keyboard. It offers protection for the front, back and corners and has a trackpad with click function for more freedom and control that offers gestures such as multi-touch, swipe, tap, pinch and scroll. It also connects to the Smart Connector, so no pairing is required.
The Logitech Combo Touch has – similar to the Surface Pro – an extendable stand with an incline of 50 degrees. It helps users typing, watching movies, and sketching. The brightness levels of the backlight can be adjusted manually. In addition, 16 brightness levels are provided, which automatically adapt to the user’s surroundings.
The device is said to be equipped with the largest trackpad that Logitech has developed for a keyboard case. It’s also the company’s thinnest keyboard case to date with a trackpad. It also has a woven outer fabric and you get an open side to charge your Apple Pencil.
The accessory costs $ 199.99 for the 11-inch model and $ 100 more for the 12.9-inch variant. The former is available for pre-order now and the latter will be available later through the company’s website. It comes in a single gray color option.
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