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Which iPad Pro keyboard should you buy?Logitech's new keyboard has some advantages over Apple's.
The iPad Pro can be a fantastic tablet, but it's not always so great as a laptop stand-in. It depends on whether you have the right keyboard, and the options for the newest 10.5 inch iPad Pro are pretty mixed. Apple's smart keyboard is compact, it folds into a quick and easy keyboard mode. And it doubles as a cover, but it's expensive, and the keys are a little soft compared to a laptop, plus there is no backlighting. And it doesn't protect the iPad's back either, you're gonna need to buy a back cover separately. Logitech Slim Combo is both a back cover and a keyboard. They keyboard is back lit and it has great key travel, it also has extra key functions like a laptop. The back cover comes with a flexible angle kick stand which is seriously helpful and there's also a pencil loop built in. They keyboard detaches as well in case you don't wanna type. And prefer to just be a case. The problem is the whole case is bulky and the design is meant to stay on a table not your lap. The floppy feel and the large lower half are not necessarily going to be great for travel with limited desk space. Like say, a narrow airline table. But it's affordable, and it wins at being a better keyboard. If you have a 12.9 inch iPad though, Apple Smart Keyboard also exist, but I prefer Logitech Slim Combo. Here, it's a lot better choice. The larger iPad isn't lot friendly to begin with, so the case's design feels better match for tables. The larger keyboard folds back, to take up less space. And the top cover fits much better on the iPad. It's a great pick, and it works on the older 12.9 inch Pro 2 still I prefer last year's much more portable 9.7 inch iPad Pro case from Logitech that I could lap type with. [MUSIC]