Logitech is known for its good accessories for Apple products. We have already given the Folio Touch a good score, and now we are also putting the Slim Folio (without Pro) to the test. Unlike Apple’s own accessories, Logitech’s product is comparatively cheap and only costs a fraction. So you want to use your iPad with a keyboard for relaxed work? Then we’ll take a look at what the case including the keyboard has to offer.
|Size||257 x 185 x 20 mm|
|Compatibility||iPad (5th, 6th, 7th and 8th generation)|
|Scope of delivery||Logitech Slim Folio Keyboard & user manual|
|Price||€ 77.56 *|
Material and workmanship
The Logitech Slim Folio is made almost entirely of solid silicone, in which the iPad used is also held. Thus, the device is also held during transport and cannot fall out. The keyboard on the other hand is made of plastic, which has a high-quality feel and also provides enough stability. The fabric casing provides an even higher-quality effect. It also makes the case easier to grip and you don’t have to worry about fingerprints.
The overall construction feels high quality as well. The iPad is easy to set up. There is definitely no lack of stability here. Even when the case is folded shut, the magnets used in the upper part keep everything in place. Perhaps the hinge between the iPad and keyboard could be a weak point. According to our other editors, that was the case after a while.
Since the Slim Folio connects via Bluetooth, you basically have no limits. Only the size of the case limits you, because the iPad must also fit into the case. To connect your device, there is a dedicated button with the “Bluetooth” logo on the keyboard. Pressed briefly, the keyboard also appears in the iPad’s settings. After entering and confirming the code displayed on the keyboard, we are already connected – it probably doesn’t get any faster than that.
Although the Slim Folio can’t be charged by hand, for example via USB, the battery is supposed to last four years. If it should fail, there is also the option to replace it.
If you want to know whether your iPad fits the Slim Folio, take a look at the model name in the settings. Based on the model designation, you can then see exactly which device you have and which case fits you – or not.
Logitech also wants to make sure that you can work with the iPad on the go in a relaxed way with its accessories like the Slim Folio. The keyboard makes a solid impression and does not come off worse than one of a laptop. Of course, this is again a matter of personal preference, but relaxed typing in a café is possible without restrictions.
Unfortunately, the Slim Folio is very limited in terms of tilt angle. The iPad is always very upright, which could make working in tight spaces like on the train difficult. But again, personal preferences are decisive here.
Logitech collects another plus point with the keyboard’s additional features, though. Function keys for adjusting the volume or the screen brightness can already make life much easier. However, the Slim Folio cannot be a complete replacement for a laptop. The lack of a trackpad alone could be a knock-out criterion for many, as it would make it even easier to use.
Logitech can do accessories for Apple, they’ve already proven that. It’s the same with the Slim Folio. The case is suitable for those who need/want to work on the go and only have an iPad available. Thus, with the keyboard, there is no need for a Macbook or a laptop to be lugged around.
The product is characterized by its good build quality and high-quality materials. With the Slim Folio, you get a really good product at hand, and that for a very pleasant price.
So, if you want a certain flexibility when working on the go, take a look at Logitech’s Slim Folio. One drawback, however, could be the lack of a trackpad, or the low tilt range.
Logitech SLIM FOLIO für iPad der (7. Generation) Tastatur-Case mit Bluetooth (Modell: A2197, A2200, A2198), Deutsches QWERTZ-Layout- Grafit price comparison
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