Exploring Logitech’s Keys-To-Go iPad Keyboard: A Review

Exploring Logitech's Keys-To-Go iPad Keyboard: A Review

If you’re in the market for a keyboard that pairs with your iPad but aren’t keen on a keyboard case, you’ve typically been limited to options like the Apple Wireless Keyboard or similar products. However, Logitech, a leader in creating top-tier iPad keyboard cases, has recently unveiled the Keys-To-Go ultra-portable keyboard for iPad, priced at $69.99.

Specifications

Exploring Logitech's Keys-To-Go iPad Keyboard: A Review
  • Dimensions: 9.53 x 5.39 x 0.24 inches (242 x 137 x 6 mm)
  • Weight: 6.35 ounces (180 grams)
  • Rechargeable battery lasting up to three months

Design

The design of the Keys-To-Go keyboard is reminiscent of Logitech’s well-received FabricSkin keyboard case. It features a spill-resistant FabricSkin covering and is available in three colors: red, teal, and black.

Logitech emphasizes that the Keys-To-Go is compatible with all iOS devices, including the iPad, iPhone, and Apple TV.

This makes it an ideal choice for those who use cases without built-in keyboards or prefer their iPhone 6 Plus as a “phablet.”

The keyboard layout is comprehensive and tailored for iOS devices, featuring a dedicated row for numbers and functions. These functions include keys for the home screen, Spotlight search, keyboard switching, and media controls. Additionally, it includes a Bluetooth pairing button and a battery level check key, along with arrow keys for easy navigation in text-heavy applications.

Functionality

Upon first use, the standout feature of the Keys-To-Go is its incredibly slim profile, yet it offers a surprisingly tactile typing experience due to the ample key travel.

My Twitter followers might recall the numerous times I’ve mentioned damaging keyboard cases with accidental spills, making the durable design of the Keys-To-Go particularly appealing to me.

The rubbery texture of FabricSkin not only protects against spills but also keeps the keyboard stable on smooth surfaces. Weighing just slightly more than a bare iPhone 6 Plus, the combined weight of both devices is a mere 12.47 ounces, making it highly portable.

Pairing the keyboard with iOS devices is straightforward and quick, showing up immediately in the Bluetooth settings when activated. Although it appears under a hexadecimal identifier when pairing with a Mac, it functions flawlessly.

Conclusion

Having produced iPad keyboards for several years, Logitech’s introduction of the Keys-To-Go marks a significant addition to their lineup, compatible with any iOS device or Mac.

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