The number of Smart Connector-enabled accessories is growing once again thanks to Logitech. Its new Logi Base charging stand is compatible with both the 12.9-inch and 9.7-inch iPad Pro.
Compatible with Apple’s cases
The stand can be used with Apple's Smart Cover or Silicone Case.
Either iPad Pro model is placed into a great landscape media viewing angle on the charging stand. Magnets in the charging cradle help guide the tablet quickly into place.
You can also place an iPad Pro in a vertical position on the stand, but it won’t charge since the Smart Connector is located on a horizontal edge.
Powered with the included Lightning cable, the base is made with anodized aluminum and should look great with either tablet.
Thanks to a thin protective layer at the points of contact, there’s no need to worry about scratching a caseless iPad Pro. It is also compatible with Apple’s Smart Cover or the official Silicone case.
In late 2015, Logitech unveiled the first third-party accessory to support the Smart Connector – the Create Backlit Keyboard case for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. It costs $149.99 and available in three different colors.
Apple also offers its own Smart Keyboard for both iPad Pro models.
The Smart Connector accessory market could be poised for growth as the next-generation iPhone is rumored to include the connector.
Available to purchase now
The stand can be purchased now for $99.99 from Logitech or Apple’s online store.
While that might be a high price for some potential buyers, the built-in Smart Connector and Lightning plug are definitely big advantages compared to other similar options.
And if you’re interested in just a case for your new, smaller iPad Pro, take a look at our recent roundup of seven nice options.