The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Zagg iPad 2 Logitech Keyboard Case
If typing on your touchscreen isn’t your thing, then the Logitech tablet keyboard case by ZAGG is your final destination in case-searching. The aluminum finish case covers the iPad2’s screen when you’re on the go and opens up to a fully functional Bluetooth keyboard (that feels like working on a full-sized keyboard) when you need to get some typing done.
- Lightweight and doesn’t add much thickness
- Custom iPad2 keyboard shortcuts
- Integrated magnets wake up iPad2
- Expensive price tag
- No protection on the back of tablet
- Scratches show on aluminum finish
Do you have a stack of emails to write everyday that becomes too burdensome with only an iPad 2 touchscreen? Then look to the Logitech Keyboard Case by ZAGG to help out on your typing needs. On the outside, it is a sleek‘n’smooth aluminum finish that is customized to match your iPad’s silvery body making it one of the most eye-catching cases out there. When you open up the case to put the iPad2 in the keyboard dock, the tablet is automatically woken up by the case’s integrated magnets – pretty smooth. Once the tablet is in place, typing is as easy as on a normal, full-sized keyboard. At times it felt a little bit cramped but nothing too noticeable.
- Aircraft-grade aluminum with anodized finish, matches the iPad 2
- Military grade high-density padding
- Stylish, thin and lightweight
- Wireless Bluetooth keyboard
- Portrait and landscape orientations
The case and keyboard work excellently together and do not cramp your typing style like some tablet keyboards. I found the “island-key” design (like other Apple keyboards have) to be very comfortable and useable for long periods. The only downside is that the iPad2 is not so stable in the landscape mode. Just be careful not to stand up to quickly and have the tablet come flopping out!
The Logitech Case gives good protection on the front of the iPad2 but nothing along the back. Plus, there is no protection when it is in use (hey, things fall off tables all the time when being used). If there is some impact on the front of the case, then you are surely going to prevent any damage to the tablet.
The case is durable and strong but also extremely lightweight (12.2oz, .345g) and thin (adding only an 1/8” to the total iPad thickness). Plus the keyboard, when fully charged, lasts weeks – thanks to quality rechargeable lithium batteries. Some reports have shown that the keyboard battery wears over time and that connectivity also worsens after some time. This is actually typical for many keyboard cases.
Though seemingly pricey, the Zagg/Logitech case is on par with the average cost for similar keyboard case quality. We think $99.99 could very well be completely worth it.
If you don’t mind shelling out a little extra for a case and keyboard that matches perfectly your Apple iPad2’s silvery finish, then this is the case for you. Great protection of your display and an excellent tablet keyboard.