What you need to know
- Logitech announced a keyboard case for the new iPad Pro called the Combo Touch.
- The Combo Touch adds a kickstand and detachable keyboard to the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the iPad Pro.
- You can preorder the Combo Touch now starting at $200.
Apple just announced a new iPad Pro with the M1 processor inside. The new iPad Pro has an 8-core CPU and an 8-core GPU, which bring massive jumps in performance and speed. Across the board, the new iPad Pro has impressive specs, including a mini-LED Liquid Retina XDR display, faster storage up to 2TB, USB-C Thunderbolt 4 support, and support for 5G. While those specs are nice, they don't mean much if you don't like the form factor of the device.
In comes Logitech, which just announced the Combo Touch for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch versions of the iPad Pro. The Combo Touch is a keyboard case with a kickstand and detachable keyboard. If that sounds familiar, you've probably seen a Surface Pro before. The Combo Touch takes a different approach than Apple's Magic Keyboard and converts the iPad Pro into a device that's much more like Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup. Logitech also has older Combo Touch keyboards for the 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPads.
The Combo Touch could be the best alternative to Apple's Magic Keyboard. It lets you use the iPad Pro in type, sketch, view, and read modes. It has Logitech's largest trackpad ever on a keyboard case as well. It's also a click-anywhere trackpad, which should deliver a better experience than previous Logitech keyboard cases.
The keyboard of the Combo Touch has 16 levels of brightness for its backlit keys and features a full row of shortcut keys. The keyboard attaches through the iPad's Smart Connector, so you don't have to deal with Bluetooth connectivity. You also never need to charge the keyboard since it draws power from the iPad Pro.
While any case adds some thickness to a device, Logitech made the Combo Touch case fairly thin. The case has an open section on top for attaching an Apple Pencil.
You can preorder the Combo Touch for the iPad Pro 11-inch from Logitech's website for $200. The Combo Touch is listed as coming soon for the iPad Pro 12.9 and will cost $230.
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