Compatibility: All iOS devices, Apple TV
Date: Nov. 14, 2014
While Logitech took time late last month to introduce two new keyboard case options for the iPad Air 2, the company also unveiled something a little different – Keys-To-Go.
Instead of a keyboard case that can only be used with a single tablet, Keys-To-Go is even more of a portable solution. Weighing less than 7 ounces, it is thinner than Apple’s latest tablet. And its small footprint is even more amazing in person – it can easily fit in a bag, purse, or other luggage without taking up any additional room.
Like other keyboard cases from Logitech, the Keys-To-Go is covered with a FabricSkin coating. That means it will resist spills, crumbs, and other dirt and grime. It can be wiped completely clean with a cloth.
The keys themselves almost melt into the device itself, which is both a blessing and a curse. While making it slim and easy to carry, touch typists will need to be prepared for a learning curve. It took me a day or two of use to finally get used to the feeling of the different keys. But after that it hasn’t been an issue.
Overall, the keys are well spaced and haven’t given me any issues. And Logitech has even taken care of one of my pet peeves with smaller keyboards by providing a larger than normal delete key. The top row also contains a number of handy iOS-specific shortcuts like volume control, search, a home button, and more.
I’ve also been really pleased with the versatility of Keys-To-Go. Instead of being attached to just one iOS device, I’ve been able to use the keyboard with both my iPhone 6 Plus and iPad Air. In fact, I’ve been looking for an iPhone 6 Plus case with a kickstand so I can bring the keyboard along with me more often. It can even be used with an Apple TV.
The on/off switch is located on the side of the keyboard, along with the mini-USB connector. Logitech says it only needs to be charged every three months with normal daily use.
- Thinner than an iPad Air 2 and weighs less than 7 ounces.
- The FabricSkin material can ward off spills and crumbs.
- Specific iOS shortcut keys.
- More versatility than a dedicated keyboard case.
- Battery can last for up to three months on a single charge.
- Unique keys do take a little bit of time to get used to.
- No Caps Lock indicator key.
Logitech has another hit with Keys-To-Go. While some users might prefer a dedicated keyboard option like the wonderful Clam Case Pro, this option is great for those who need to get work done on multiple iOS devices. And clocking in at just $69.99, it is significantly less than many other similar solutions. That makes it a winner.
Aesthetic Appeal: ★★★★☆
Wow Factor: ★★★★☆
Build Quality: ★★★★☆
Buy Now: $69.99, Logitech. Buyers can select from three different colors – black, red, or teal.