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Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 review

£82 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Logitech

Our Rating: We rate this 3.5 out of 5

Logitech's Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 is a metallic, iPad-size keyboard for the Apple iPad 2.

When not in use, the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 snaps onto the front of your iPad 2 to protect the screen for carrying around; it detaches for use as a keyboard and includes a groove for doubling as a tablet holder.

The Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 also snaps onto the front of your tablet to protect the screen for carrying around.

The Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 is well designed for portability. You can rest the iPad in the keyboard's central groove in either portrait or landscape mode, giving it almost a netbook feel. We preferred to have something behind the tablet when it was in landscape mode, though, since the centre of gravity seemed a bit too high for comfort, making us feel as if it might tip backwards.

The Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 keyboard case has a high metal ridge around more than three-quarters of it, limiting where we could rest our hands. That may not an issue for you if you type with two fingers or use an unorthodox hunt-and-peck method.

But if you rest your hands in the classic QWERTY keyboard touch-typing position, you're likely to find your hands feeling a bit cramped. After fiddling a bit, we found that placing the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 on top of a thin paperback on our keyboard tray gave us enough wrist support to type with a fair amount of comfort.

It's not as easy to snap the iPad in and out of this Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 case as Logitech's newer and pricier Foldout Keyboard. Pushing the iPad in was easy enough, but prying it out again got us a little nervous at first.

"Place the iPad 2/Keyboard Case vertically on a non-slip surface”, the instructions advise. "Place one hand on each side of the Keyboard Case, securing the Keyboard Case with one thumb and the iPad 2 with your other thumb. Apply slight downward pressure to the iPad 2 and separate the Keyboard Case from the iPad 2."

We did eventually get used to it, but we’re still not sure how that would work on an aeroplane tray table.

The keys of the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 themselves have a nice feel – soft enough to not require pounding, yet offering enough physical feedback when pressed. If the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 keyboard itself didn't have to be so restricted in size, it would be close to ideal.

Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 Expert Verdict »
Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG for iPad 2 Scores 8.3 out of 10 based on 4 reviews
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  • Overall: We give this item 7 of 10 overall

If only a full-size keyboard will do and you also want to tote it in a single unit with your iPad, you may want to look at the Logitech Fold-Up instead of the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg for iPad 2 – if you don't mind a pound or so of added weight, a higher price tag and a somewhat flexible keyboard base.

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