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Bryan M. Wolfe
| May 20, 2011
Really Cool iPad 2 Accessories Announced (Updated)
Accessory maker Logitech announced today a new line of products for the iPad. The Fremont, California-based company announced a new Keyboard Case, Wireless Speaker, and Tablet Keyboard with prices starting at $69.99. From today’s press release:
Logitech Keyboard Case - $99.99 Created in collaboration with ZAGG®, the latest Logitech® Keyboard Case features the same sleek aluminum cover with military-grade, high-density padding as Logitech’s previously announced version. The protective case wraps around the iPad 2 to cover the screen and sides, and the Logitech Keyboard Case uses Bluetooth® connectivity to pair the keyboard quickly and easily. The new Logitech Keyboard Case incorporates a more intuitive keyboard layout and improved keystrokes for even more comfortable typing. It also adds a recess just behind the keyboard that props up an iPad 2 in portrait or landscape mode, virtually eliminating setup and packup time. Logitech Wireless Speaker - $99.99 When you want to share your favorite music, the Logitech® Wireless Speaker is a great choice. It eliminates cables and lets you place your speaker wherever you want — up to 50 feet away from your iPad or Android tablet depending on use, settings and environmental conditions. And you’ll get rich, full stereo sound — even from across the room — with your speaker’s dual two-inch drivers and plenty of bass. A rechargeable battery powers your speaker for up to 10 hours depending on your use and settings—so you can take your music with you wherever you go. And setup couldn’t be easier. Just pair with your tablet using Bluetooth wireless, and you are ready to listen. Logitech Tablet Keyboard - $69.99 The Logitech® Tablet Keyboard, a keyboard-and-stand combo, comes in two versions, one for Android-based tablets and a second for iPads, and is designed to travel easily, set up quickly and add a touch of convenience to all the places you use your tablet. It pairs easily with your tablet over Bluetooth wireless, so you can use it on your desk, lap or anywhere within 30 feet of your tablet, depending on use, settings and environmental conditions.The company also announced a Tablet Mouse for Android-based tablets. According to Azmat Ali, Logitech senior director for tablet products:
“People love their tablets — the category is growing quickly and is here to stay. We’ve created a great lineup of products for tablet users, and it’s just the beginning. Over the coming months you can expect to see additional products for iPad® and Android™ tablets that are designed to help people create, consume and communicate.”Products will be available online and through retail outlets beginning later this month. Note: We incorrectly priced the Logitech Keyboard Case for $69.99, which was an error in the actual press release. This has now been corrected. [Photo: 9 To 5 Mac]