“Not long ago, I had beautiful relationship with a Bluetooth keyboard for my third-gen iPad. It was the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, and it was amazing,” Jason Cipriani writes for Wired. “The battery life was ridiculous, the keys were perfectly spaced, and the viewing angle was ideal. Then I switched iPads. Twice.”
“I now own an iPad Air. And as luck would have it, Logitech recently announced it was releasing the second version of its Ultrathin Keyboard Cover with the same $100 price tag, designed specifically for the tablet,” Cipriani writes. “This latest iteration brings a few welcome changes: a thinner design, an adjustable viewing angle, and a collapsable hinge. You can adjust the magnetic track you place your iPad in to accommodate a viewing angle ranging from 50 to 70 degrees. Typically when using the keyboard, I’ve found the 70-degree viewing angle is best, both when sitting and standing at a desk.”
“The key size and spacing feels close to what you’d find on the Macbook Air keyboard. Granted, it’s not quite as spacious, but it does give that impression. For those familiar with typing on an Apple keyboard, the learning curve should be negligible,” Cipriani writes. “Together, the iPad Air and keyboard weigh just under 2 pounds. At that weight, you can throw it in your bag for a weekend trip and it’d be hard to notice the additional bulk. Using the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Air felt like I had been reunited with a long lost friend. Whether you’re a fan of the original, or are just looking for a smooth typing experience on the latest iPad, this is the keyboard you’re looking for.”
Read more in the full review here.