Logitech announces a cheaper Magic Keyboard alternative to the new iPad Pro

Apple has just announced an update to the M1-based iPad Pro, and Logitech has continued with a new keyboard and trackpad add-on for each generation of 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. The Combo Touch is a case with a stand in the style of Microsoft Surface and a detachable keyboard with backlight and trackpad. It connects via the smart connector of the iPad Pro.

Logitech has already released a similar Combo Touch keyboard for 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPads, as well as a related Folio Touch for the 11-inch iPad Pro and 10.9-inch iPad Air. The Folio Touch’s keyboard can’t be detached, and the trackpad is a bit smaller than the new Combo Touch, but otherwise it’s a comparable product.

This is the first time Logitech has offered a keyboard / trackpad option for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, however, and it is significantly cheaper than Apple’s Magic Magic keyboard. The 11-inch model costs $ 199.99, and the 12.9-inch model is $ 229.99 compared to the $ 299 and $ 349 Apple charges, which means you could save about $ 100 or more on label prices.

You might actually prefer the Logitech design as well. It’s not as sleek as the Magic Keyboard, but the case will offer better protection for the iPad, detachability and the stand provide an extra degree of versatility, and the keyboard has a useful feature order. The 11-inch model is now available for pre-order, while the 12.9-inch version is listed as “coming soon”.