Logitech follows Microsoft’s lead with their new FabrickSkin keyboard Folio line. This should be considered a compliment to Microsoft and their Surface design teams, as I consider Logitech to be the best peripheral manufacture around. Featuring some water repellant coating, a magnet “snap” stance and a great key layout, this is sure to be a treat for iPad owners.

However, although the best keyboard option I’ve seen for the iPad so far, I can’t help but point out the lack of trackpad. I know, it has nothing to do with Logitec and more so Apple, but yea, the use of a cursor in conjunction with the keyboard makes the Surface’s keyboards top of their class.

Logitech worked with world-class designers to identify chic fabrics and a bold color palette and combined them with a clean design. As a result, both the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio and Logitech Folio are offered in a range of colors from Electric Blue and Sunflower Yellow to Mars Red Orange, and in an array of on-trend fabrics from matte leather to finely woven cotton.

“By developing color and material options that evoke our senses and speak to our individuality, Logitech has made owning an iPad unique again,” said Beatrice Santiccioli, world-renowned color expert and designer. “I brought my knowledge in color and design to Logitech to help inspire the selection of materials and develop a color palette that builds a strong emotional connection to people’s lifestyles.”

The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio features the first Bluetooth® keyboard with its keys seamlessly fused into an interior fabric. Its full-size keys give you the tactile feedback you’re used to in a traditional keyboard, but in a sleek new look. The keyboard folio’s high-end fabrics are treated with a coating that is liquid repellent to help keep your folio looking new for longer. Hidden magnets hold your iPad in two convenient positions, snapping your tablet securely into typing mode and ensuring the folio stays shut when you’re moving around.

Designed for the iPad or iPad mini, the Logitech Folio features the same sophisticated style and premium materials on the inside and outside to safeguard your tablet while you’re on the go. Magnetic closures minimize the risk of damage to your tablet and its screen while in transit. For an extra measure of convenience, its four-way flip stand allows you to view your tablet from the stand without having to hold it.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe in May 2013, for a suggested retail price of $149.99 in the U.S. The Logitech Folio for iPad and iPad mini are expected to be available in the U.S. in May 2013, for a suggested retail price of $69.99 and $59.99. For more information, please visitwww.logitech.com or our blog.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Pssh. They should be spending their time making awesome peripherals for the Surface family and other WinRT tablets and devices. I expected Logitech to have Win8 specific keyboards and mice to help make the transition easier for most consumers. Everytime I have a service request from someone who just bought a Win8 machine I tell them be on the lookout for new keyboards and mice designed for Win8.

  2. Err, Microsoft makes (brands) keyboards and mice too. The 2000 has zoom in/out keys. Don’t know if that function was available in Win7, but works great on my “still non-touch” Win8 desktop.

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