Until now, “the most important reason I couldn’t replace my laptop with an iPad was the keyboard,” Walt Mossberg writes for The Verge. “I disliked Apple’s keyboard, which has a flat-feeling simulated key travel and lacks backlighting and dedicated feature-control keys for the iPad.”

“So I upgraded, and waited for somebody to release a really nice 9.7-inch snap-on keyboard (as opposed to the many Bluetooth keyboards that require pairing and charging),” Mossberg writes. “Now somebody has, and this new snap-on keyboard is (in my view) not only better than Apple’s, but it completes the smaller iPad Pro as a great productivity device. In fact, I’m writing this entire column using it. It’s from Logitech and it’s called the Create 9.7.”

Mossberg writes, “Between the right-sized iPad Pro and the new Logitech Create, I think using an iPad instead of your laptop for productivity as well as consumption is finally a pleasure.”

Logitech Create Backlit Keyboard Case with Smart Connector for iPad Pro 9.7-Inch ($129.99 at Amazon)

Much more in the full review here.

MacDailyNews Take: Walt’s right, the Logitech Create keyboard for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro is a great device!