Since the release of iPadOS 13.4 in March 2020, Apple iPads support trackpad input. With the official Apple Magic Keyboard, an iPad Pro can almost be turned into a full-fledged laptop. With a price of over 300 Euros, the accessory is unfortunately anything but cheap, as is typical for Apple. We therefore took a look at the Logitech Folio Touch, a recently released alternative that is only half as expensive, but still offers the same features.
|Size||256 x 192 x 21 mm|
|Compatibility||iPad Pro 11″ (1st and 2nd generation)|
|Scope of delivery||Logitech Folio Keyboard & user manual|
In the instruction manual, Logitech only mentions the 2nd generation of iPad Pro 11, but the Logitech Folio Touch can also be used with the 1st generation of iPad Pro 11. As with the Magic Keyboard, the compatibility information only refers to the camera cutouts on the back.
Material and workmanship
Logitech relies on a combination of plastic, silicone, and fabric for the Folio Touch. The iPad Pro is held by a flexible case made of silicone. This holds the tablet sufficiently strong even during transport, but is not too tight when removed. The rest of the Folio Touch’s structure is made of a high-quality-looking plastic. The keyboard case is also covered with fabric. This makes the Logitech Folio Touch very easy to grip. Fingerprints and other smudges are also much less noticeable than with other plastic keyboard covers.
Unfortunately, like the Logitech SLIM FOLIO PRO, the folding mechanism of the Logitech Folio Touch is still made of plastic. In our Logitech SLIM FOLIO PRO, the first cracks appeared there after about 1.5 years. Whether this weak point still exists in the Logitech Folio Touch can’t be said after our practical test, though.