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Customer Reviews for Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio

Average Customer Rating:
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5 out of 6(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Review 1 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Moez
Age: 18 to 24
Gender: Male
Length Of Use: One Month to a Year

Great keyboard case, but a few flaws

Date:March 3, 2014
I've had this for slightly longer than 2 months, and while its a great keyboard and I use if for almost everything (I'm using it to type this), its has a couple flaws.
Firstly, the volume rocker and silent switch are near impossible to use while the case is on unless you have dainty fingers.
Seccond, theres no sleep mode on the keyboard, so if you close the case while the keyboard is still on, the keyboard will stay on.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Boku
from Arizona, USA
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Female
Length Of Use: One Month to a Year

Plastic cracked

Date:January 29, 2014
i've had my Folio for less than 2 months, and part of it has already broke. I picked it and hears a crack. The result is in the picture. I'm not overly rough, and I've never dropped this. Only thing I can think of is that it's in a spot where the plastic is thinner (by the power button). I find it concerning that the iPad is only held in place by two things, and one of them broke so easily.
The keyboard takes a little time to get used to if you're a touch typist but works pretty well.
+1point
3out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
HLGTeach
from Hannibal, MO, USA
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Female
Length Of Use: Less than a Week

Awesome!!

Date:January 27, 2014
I am totally in love with my iPad Mini and the Logitech keyboard. I am using both non-stop at work and at home. It makes life much simpler and just fun. I love how the keyboard is a "real" keyboard! I would definitely recommend this keyboard to anyone with an iPad Mini!
+1point
2out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
SeanWang
from Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Length Of Use: Less than a Week

Slick and fully functional right from the start

Date:December 28, 2013
I read a lot of negative reviews about this folio and its mainly on the wake/sleep function. After I bought it today and tried it out, I too was disappointed that when i open or close the cover, the iPad Air stayed on and didn't go into sleep mode or after i manually turn it off on the iPad Air, it didn't turn on when I open the cover of the folio.
But I chanced upon a reviewer,s comment on another tech site and I tried this:
1. Lined the iPad Air's rear camera with the hole on the folio. Click the iPad Air in place.
2. Now close and open the folio cover and the wake/sleep function with work!
The error is setting the iPad Air in the wrong position when you place the rear camera away from the hole on the folio.
Now I am loving it. Great product
+2points
6out of 10found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Siegfried
from Huntington Beach, CA, USA
Age: 35 to 44
Gender: Male
Length Of Use: Less than a Week

Almost perfect but here are a few issues...

Date:September 27, 2013
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Logitech has done an amazing job at improving nearly every aspect of their original iPad Mini Keyboard Folio (I exchanged the older Mystic Blue folio for this one). Here's what I like about this version:
-- The color choices are more gender neutral (I have the black one and never cared for the Mystic Blue of their original mini keyboard folio)
-- It's shockingly thinner and lighter than the original; The black version has a white interior which adds to the illusion of white paper inside of a typical padfolio; It's actually thinner than most iPad cases without a keyboard!
-- The outer material is stain resistant and water resistant; The original Logitech mini folio has a porous fabric that is susceptible to stains from coffee house substances, i.e. cinnamon, chocolate powder, syrup, etc...
-- The iPad is easy to remove yet still secure; The older mini folio used thick rubber on each side and the iPad had to be forcefully pried out just to remove.
Unfortunately there are some new issues that I don't like about this folio which include:
-- Worse iPad battery life; The original Logitech iPad Mini Folio had a stiffer spine and a stronger magnet to keep the case closed. The Ultrathin Folio has a more flexible spine combined with a weaker magnet(s) to keep the case closed. This was problematic for me when carrying the folio around as a daily companion because the iPad easily turns on during the natural sway of my arms or even if I adjust my grip while holding it. This never happened with the original folio and I think that Logitech should have made the spine stiffer and/or provided stronger latching magnets.
-- No sleep mode on the keyboard! Yup the keyboard NEVER turns off unless you manually slide the power lever. With the original mini folio (and also the full sized ultrathin keyboard cover for the iPad which I own), the keyboard would shut itself off after a period of inactivity and then reawake when you press any key. This may not sound like a big deal for some, but for me it's way too easy to leave on and I'm concerned how this might impact the battery life on the keyboard and the iPad.
Despite my criticisms, I still believe that this is the best designed keyboard case solution for the iPad Mini. I went through 4 Zagg Mini Keyboard cases for the iPad Mini and they ALL had problems with buttons that would spontaneously trigger double or triple keystrokes. The Logitech mini keyboard works flawlessly and the cramped layout doesn't take long to get used to; I'm typing this review on it and I have zero issues.
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Here are a few tips and tricks:
-- TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE STYLUS LOOP!!! The Logitech Mini keyboard folios have the awesome advantage of switching between typing mode and 'tablet' mode where the keyboard is folded under the device. If you attach a stylus to the loop, it can be removed and placed in the crease on back of the cover, creating an elevated fulcrum -- In essence, this provides a GREAT angle for web browsing and sofa surfing. Take a look at the attached pictured to see what I mean. This trick works on both of Logitech's Mini keyboard folios but it works better on the Ultrathin folio because the grippy texture does a better job wedging the stylus in the crease (See pic).
-- The stylus loop on the folio will only accommodate small styli such as the Targus Slim Stylus (as pictured) or the Pogo Sketch -- Standard sized styli won't fit.
-- Carry the folio by the spine with the opening facing skyward. If you hold the folio with the opening facing the ground, it will make the iPad turn on and waste battery life.
-- When walking around, try not to transfer the folio from hand to hand or tuck it under your armpit; This will help reduce accidental screen activation.
-- Consider the sleep/wake settings on your iPad Mini; I do a lot of eReading so my screen doesn't turn off after 5 minutes of inactivity. You can reduce this interval or better yet just turn off the sleep/wake feature in your iPad's settings.
-- Make a mental note to always turn off the keyboard when you're done with your typing session. This is a tough one for me but I'm hoping that Logitech will address this in a firmware update or in future shipments. This keyboard REALLY needs a sleep feature that powers down after a period of inactivity -- Logitech includes this in their other iPad keyboards but inexplicably leaves it out on this one.
So that's it for my review. I also own the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad Mini and I'm keeping it until the final details emerge with the upcoming iPad Mini 2nd generation. If the iPad Mini gets thicker with the addition of a Retina Display (this happened with the transition from the iPad 2 to 3), then there is a good chance that this folio will NOT be future compatible. If you are worried about long term compatility with future iPad Minis, then the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover might be a better option due to it's magnetic Smart Cover hinge.
+69points
75out of 81found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
shaun27
from Tacoma, WA
Age: 25 to 34
Gender: Male
Length Of Use: Less than a Week

Slim, Light, and Great to Use

Date:September 24, 2013
I love my iPad mini and the fact that I can have a keyboard cover with it. This folio is very slim and the keys are spaced enough that even my fat fingers can find their way around. I like the fact that it is a folio that covers your whole iPad mini and it gives me the flexibility to use it almost like a laptop.
+19points
22out of 25found this review helpful.