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Logitech announces a Keyboard with a Trackpad for iPads which do not support Apple’s Magic Keyboard

Yesterday Apple announced its new & refreshed iPad Pro with the new Magic Keyboard which has a Trackpad. This Magic Keyboard will only support the iPad Pro 11 inch (1st and 2nd generation) and the iPad Pro 12.9 inch (3rd and 4th generation).

There is good news for other iPad owners who want to have the same experience as the iPad Pro with the Magic Keyboard. Logitech has announced its “Combo Touch” Keyboard for the iPad Pro 10.5 inch, iPad Air (3rd Generation), iPad 10.2 inch (7th Generation).

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The Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard has a Backlit Keyboard and a Trackpad just like Apple’s Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. The keyboard and trackpad both possess precision.

Backlit keys closeup

Backlit Keys, Source: Logitech

You can have a Great Control of your iPad with a variety of gestures which will help you work on your task quicker. For example, switching between apps, pinch to zoom, etc. The Keyboard has shortcuts to basic elements of the iPadOS like going Home, Adjust Brightness, Adjust Volume, Control Media, Spotlight Search & more. This keyboard also has shortcuts to adjust the brightness of the backlit keys on the Keyboard.

Combo Touch shortcut keys with annotations

Source: Logitech

According to the Logitech’s website, these are the shortcuts for basic tasks on the keyboard,

1 – Home: go to home screen

2 – Screen brightness: adjusts brightness up or down

3 – Virtual Keyboard: shows/hides the onscreen keyboard

4 – Search: brings up iOS search field

5 – Key brightness: adjusts key backlighting up or down

6 – Media controls: Back, Play/Pause, Forward

7 – Volume controls: Mute, Volume up, Volume down

8 – Screen on/off: locks iPad (7th Generation) screen

The Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard also has a holder on the top, where you can place your Apple Pencil (1st Generation) or your Logitech Crayon.

Combo Touch on the table

Source: Logitech

It offers a 40-degree tilting angle so you can find the correct angle for your work. This accessory is also a Kickstand for your iPad which will help you to view content on your iPad with ease.

Combo Touch showing foldSource: Logitech
Combo Touch showing 40 degree angle flexibility Source: Logitech

There are four different modes which this accessory has to offer:

  1. Type Mode

Combo Touch typying mode

Source: Logitech

2. Viewing Mode

Combo Touch Viewing mode

Source: Logitech

3. Sketching Mode

Combo Touch Sketching Mode

Source: Logitech

4. Reading Mode

Combo Touch Reading mode

Source: Logitech

This handy accessory comes with a 1-year warranty and is half the price of Apple’s Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro. The Logitech Combo Touch is priced at 149.99 and will be coming soon. iOS 13.4 will be released on March 24th bringing support for the Magic Keyboard and the Logitech Combo Touch. This update will also bring a new cursor experience to the iPad.

combo-touch-1

Source: Logitech

Logitech has also announced a “Slim Folio Pro Case with Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard” without a Trackpad. The keyboard case for the 11 inch iPad Pro (2nd Generation) costs $119.95 and for the iPad Pro 12.9 inch (4th generation), it costs $129.95

Source: Apple

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