Logitech Ultrathin: $99
If buying an iPad cover for ourselves, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is the one most of us in the CRN Test Center would choose. Not a folio, the Ultrathin is a stand-alone keyboard that attaches to the iPad magnetically when in use and when closed, the latter with automatic power-down through Smart Lock.
When in use, the iPad rests in a magnetic slot that tilts it at a comfortable 60-degree angle. It feels secure on the lap, and doesn't seem likely to fall over or out of the slot. The metal cover is a perfect match for the iPad’s silver casing, partnering with the iPad as a sleek, thin travel companion. The instant on/off feature wakes the iPad by pressing keys on the keyboard when the case is opened. The working time is rated at 6 months. Retail price is $99. It will be the best-looking iPad investment ever.
For a more in depth look at the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, check out the CRN Test Center’s video review.