by Joe White
May 22, 2013
Logitech has announced a brand new iPad accessory, which it claims will be the first keyboard "specially designed for the classroom." How so? Well, while most of the tablet keyboards released by both Logitech and others are useful in as much that they connect wirelessly using Bluetooth, this can be problematic for school teachers seeking to recognize easily which iPad is paired with each keyboard in the classroom. As such, Logitech's forthcoming product solves this issue by offering users a full-sized keyboard for the iPad that connects by wire. Available in both Lightning and 30-pin versions, the upcoming $59.99 product features "plug and play" connectivity, allowing owners simply to plug their keyboard into an iPad in order to start typing. The keyboard itself is, as mentioned, full-sized, and includes a selection of iOS shortcuts: It's also durable, too, as Logitech explains:
This keyboard is built to last thanks to the durable, spill-resistant design* and a key lifespan of more than 5 million strokes. It even comes with a 3 year limited hardware warranty. No need to worry about keyboard battery life or connection issues either - the integrated connector cable to iPad takes care of that.The forthcoming Wired Keyboard for iPad will be demoed at the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education, held in San Antonio, Texas, June 23-26, and will go on sale in the United States sometime in August. Customers, however, presently have the option of preordering the accessory online at Logitech's website for $59.99. Impressed? Let us know. Alternatively, for further accessory related news, see: Just Mobile's AluCube Mini Can Help You Cable-Wrangle With Ease, Hit The Road Alongside Your iPhone With Just Mobile's Xtand Go, and Twelve South’s BookBook For The iPad Mini Provides Classic Protection.