Earlier this year Apple returned to its education roots by releasing a sixth-generation iPad aimed at teachers and students. The latest 9.7-inch model is not only available at the discounted price of $299 for schools, but it is also the first non-Pro tablet to offer Apple Pencil support. The Apple stylus is available for $99 making it a bit pricey for schools thus defeating the purpose of Apple offering the iPad at a discounted price. Apple does offer a $10 student discount, but that's hardly a dent for struggling education budgets.
Logitech was one of the first accessory makers to release a keyboard case for the original iPad Pro. The Logitech Create was launched on the same day as 12.9-inch tablet, and it was built with input from Apple themselves. Logitech took a little longer to get around the 9.7-inch iPad Pro model, but starting today the Create keyboard is now available for both models.
The Create backlit keyboard case for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a lot like its predecessor. It features Smart Connector support for easy charging and no more Bluetooth syncing. The keyboard includes mechanical scissor keys with built in iOS shortcuts, and easy controls for adjusting volume and performing other tasks. Other features include an integrated Apple Pencil holder, all-around protection from bumps and spills and optimal key depth for laptop-like typing.
Accessory maker Logitech has given both Mac Rumors and 9to5Mac an early preview of their Logi BASE -- an iPad Pro charging stand for both the 9.7- and 12.9-inch models. The Logi BASE uses the iPad Pro Smart Connector to charge your tablet without the need of cables.
The stand is made from high-grade aluminum and it features three Smart Connector pins that fit into the Smart Connector Port on any iPad Pro, plus it includes a Lightning port situated in the middle of the stand. The Logi BASE allows you to charge your iPad in landscape mode while delivering the “perfect viewing angle for enjoying apps and entertainment," according to Logitech. A plastic lip on the front of the stand holds your iPad in place and a sticky adhesive on the bottom prevents the charging dock from slipping on slick surfaces.
Apple delaying the iPad Pro release until November has given case manufacturers time to build accessories for the 12.9-inch tablet. Logitech claims they have worked closely with Apple to create their own external keyboard called the CREATE Keyboard Case. The case utilizes the new Smart Connector found on the iPad Pro to do away with charging and Bluetooth pairing.
Accessory maker Logitech has launched its first iPad accessories under its new product line Logi. The new BLOK line is made up of three protective cases for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini. The cases include the Logi BLOK Protective Shell, the Logi BLOK Protective Case and the Logi BLOK Protective Keyboard Case.
Logitech has revealed its new lineup of iPad Air cases starting at $99. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is a thin and light, water-repellent case that protects the front and back of your iPad Air. It comes with a keyboard which features full-size keys, iOS shortcuts and Logitech's new SecureLock system. The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio will retail for $149.99.
The $100 Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is equipped with an aluminum screen protector, built-in Bluetooth keyboard and a magnetic clip to securely attach your tablet.
The Ultrathin Keyboard Folio also features a Bluetooth keyboard and SecureLock system plus it doubles as an iPad stand for reading, typing and watching videos. The Keyboard Folio is $99.
Covering your thinner and lighter iPad mini in a bulky case defeats the point of having a smaller tablet. That's why Logitech has created the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio and Folio Protective Case for the iPad mini. Both folios are crafted with a lightweight water-resistant material that offers two-sided protection from bumps, scratches and spills.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio includes a Bluetooth keyboard that helps free up space on the iPad mini's 7.9-inch screen. The keyboard is Logitech's lightest iPad accessory to date, and it features iOS shortcut keys to take full advantage of its smaller form factor.
Logitech has expanded its tablet accessory lineup with two new keyboard folio cases for the iPad and iPad mini. The new cases both feature built-in Bluetooth keyboards, and are designed to protect both the front and back of your tablet. Logitech promises the keyboard provides a "traditional typing experience" on both the iPad and iPad mini. The Bluetooth keyboard also helps conserve screen space on the mini's smaller 7.9-inch display.
The Keyboard Folio for the iPad and iPad mini also offer two different viewing angles, and the same built-in wake/sleep magnets seen in most folio tablet cases. The hidden magnets not only keep the case securely closed, but they also help preserve battery life thanks to the automatic sleep function.
Logitech has finally released a white version of the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad. Just like the black version, the white version acts like a cover for your iPad when closed, and allows you to easily type memos or emails by auto-waking the tablet when opened. The Bluetooth keyboard easily attaches to your iPad via a magnetic clip, and features 6-months of battery life on a full charge (based on an average use of 2 hours per day).
Logitech's new iPad 2 joystick for gamers is a thumb-stick style game controller that attaches to your iPad with a suction cup. It can be used with almost any iPad game that uses an on-screen joystick or d-pad. It will be available in September with a SRP of $20.
The Logitech Fold-Up Bluetooth keyboard comes with a stand that turns your iPad 2 into a laptop-like device for easy typing. It's a full sized keyboard that charges via USB. The keyboard folds under your iPad when not in use making your tablet kind of bulky. The Fold-Up keyboard will also be available in September for $130.00.