Logitech Debuts Trackpad Keyboards for 10.2-Inch iPad and 10.5-Inch iPad Air

Apple today announced that iPadOS 13.4 will feature trackpad support for all iPad Pro models, the iPad Air 2 and later, the fifth-generation iPad and later, and the iPad mini 4 and later. The software update will be released on March 24.

Trackpad support paves the way for Apple's new Magic Keyboard for 2018 and later iPad Pro models, coming in May, as well as third-party options.

Logitech's new keyboard with built-in trackpad for 10.5-inch iPad Air

Logitech today introduced new keyboard cases with built-in trackpads for the 10.2-inch iPad and the 10.5-inch iPad Air, both priced at $149.95 in the United States. The keyboards have been listed on Apple's online store, although they are not yet available. The keyboards will connect to the Smart Connector on each iPad, with no batteries required.

The full-sized keyboards feature an integrated trackpad with Multi-Touch gesture support, backlit keys, a full row of iPadOS shortcut keys, a kickback stand with 50-degree tilt, and four usage modes for typing, viewing, reading, and sketching. The case adds some protection to the iPad and includes a holder for the original Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon.

The keyboard case for the 10.5-inch iPad Air is also compatible with the older 10.5-inch iPad Pro.

We'll provide an update when the keyboards are available to order.

In related news, Logitech has also released updated folio cases for the new iPad Pro models to accommodate the larger rear camera cutout.

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2 weeks ago
I wish they'd make one for the older generation 12.9" iPad. I've not seen any options for them
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2 weeks ago
Will this work for the 10.5 pro?
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2 weeks ago


Will this work for the 10.5 pro?

10.5" Pro and 10.5" Air have the same dimensions.

Interestingly, they have a different depth than the 10.2" iPad, so I'm not sure how well that case will fit.
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2 weeks ago


Well, my point was that the 10.5" Pro and 10.5" Air 3 are the same size, but 10.2" iPad 7 is a different depth. That means the case might either be a bit loose on the 10.5" models or else a bit tight on the 10.2".

They are 2 totally different devices. One is for the 7th Gen Ipad and one for the 10.5 devices. If you click the links it shows that
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Will this work for the 10.5 pro?


I have to same question but since both iPads have the same dimensions I bet the answer is yes.
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2 weeks ago


You're misunderstanding what I'm looking for.
I don't want to have to use any case on my iPad itself.

Doesn't the Logitech solution, while detachable, require the use of their case on the iPad itself?
(please forgive me if I'm wrong on that)

I'd like a docked solution that just makes use of the Dock Connector port and supports naked iPad usage.


The only reason it would require it is to stop the ipad from falling over backwards (for the kickstand element).

If you have a solution for that... it should work. The fact it's detachable from the case means the case has no link at all to the smart connector. It's like a 2 piece kit rather than a single item.
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