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Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 review

A physical keyboard for tablets that folds away

Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2
Logitech offers a different approach to providing iPads with a folding physical keyboard

TechRadar Verdict

Pros

  • +

    More comfortable to type on than the onscreen keyboard

  • +

    Compact

  • +

    Light

Cons

  • -

    Doesn't feel sturdy

Apple's iPad 2 is a fantastic tablet that enables you to do loads of things, including browsing the web and writing notes. The touchscreen keyboard is perfectly fine for a small amount of typing, such as website addresses, but typing for longer periods can prove to be uncomfortable and slow.

There have been a number of iPad-compatible keyboards released that help combat this problem, such as the KeySonic KSK-3201MacBT.

But how does the Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 hold up? While a lot of iPad and tablet keyboards make themselves portable by being integrated into a case for the tablet, the Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 folds itself away. This makes it easy and unobtrusive to transport with the iPad 2, but also results in a keyboard that feels flimsier than its competitors.

Because of this, it doesn't feel as comfortable to use as Logitech's own (non-folding) Tablet Keyboard for iPad, which to be honest isn't much more difficult to transport, despite its lack of hinges.

Verdict

The Logitech Fold-up Keyboard for iPad 2 isn't a bad device by any means, but there are other iPad keyboards that do the job even better, and can help protect your iPad from knocks and scratches at the same time.

Matt Hanson
Matt Hanson


Matt is TechRadar's Managing Editor for Computing and Entertainment, looking after two of the best, and most exciting, channels on the site. Having written for a number of publications such as PC Plus, PC Format, T3 and Linux Format, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially computing and PC gaming. Ever since he got an Amiga A500+ for Christmas in 1991, he's loved using (and playing on) computers, and will talk endlessly about how The Secret of Monkey Island is the best game ever made. He's also a huge film and TV fan and Marvel geek, and his favorite recent film is Dune.