Logitech Create: First third-party keyboard case for iPad Pro

Due to launch in November, Logitech says its Create keyboard case will be the first iPad Pro case to be available from a third-party manufacturer.

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Logitech is teasing its upcoming Create Keyboard Case for iPad Pro. Logitech

In case you missed it, Apple's new 12.9-inch iPad Pro has an iPad Pro Smart Connector that will support a new line of accessories from Apple and others.

At Apple's September 9 event it showed its own Smart Keyboard (see our video). As far as third-party accessories go, Logitech is first out of the gate, teasing its upcoming Create Keyboard Case, which it says it worked closely with Apple to design.

Thanks to that Smart Connector, the Create automatically powers on and pairs with the iPad Pro when you connect it (Bluetooth pairing is not needed). And Logitech says the keyboard features a full-size layout and keys and "the case offers thin and lightweight protection ... from accidental bumps, scratches and spills."

The Create is due to arrive in November in the US and select countries in Europe and Asia "at the same time the iPad Pro is available for purchase." No word on pricing yet but judging from the prices of Logitech's previous iPad keyboard cases, it's likely to cost at least $100/£65/AU$140, if not a bit more.

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