The iPad Pro has all the horsepower you could ever want from a tablet and the Magic Keyboard adds a laptop-quality keyboard and trackpad to the equation. Anyone who has used them can tell you how capable they are. You would never catch me saying otherwise.
However, the price tag is a definite obstacle. We are talking about $1,098 for the base model 11” Pro and a whopping $1,348 for the base 12.9” Pro. And that doesn’t include the 2nd gen Apple Pencil, which adds another $129. That’s a lot of money, especially if the Pro isn’t your primary computing device.
I tried buying a Logitech Folio Touch for the 11” iPad Pro before my new iPad Air arrived last week. I knew that cases for the two should be interchangeable and that is true except for one not so little detail- TouchID. Many iPad cases cover the Power button with flexible material. Unfortunately, the Folio Touch for the 11” Pro does this, rendering TouchID on the iPad Air unusable.
Unfortunately, the model for the new iPad Air wasn’t in stock at any of my BestBuys yet, but I was able to get one shipped and it arrived last week while I was working out of town, so I started kicking the tires on it this weekend.
Photo Source: Logitech
I’ve been wondering if Logitech would ever pay any attention to the current iPad Pro form factor. Their Slim Combo for the original and 2017 iPad Pros was my favorite keyboard case of all time and I’ve been waiting over two years for an encore. Logitech also released new keyboard cases with trackpads around the same time as Apple’s Magic Keyboard, but only for the iPad, iPad Air and older iPad Pros.