Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is...ultrathin

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad combines a smart cover and a physical keyboard

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad

The iPad's touchscreen keyboard is easy enough to type on but for those looking to input lots of text, a real physical keyboard can't be beaten. Logitech's new Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad looks like being one of the best of those.

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The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad combines a smart cover and a physical keyboard. It has a magnetic clip on the side that attaches onto the iPad, allowing it to be folded closed when not in use. It appears to be a variation of the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad, but much slimmer, better looking and more practical.

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover has been designed from aluminium and appears to match the iPad's silver back perfectly. When you want to use the keyboard you simply detach the magnet from the iPad, and place the iPad into a recessed slot in either portrait or landscape modes. The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover works with both the new iPad and the iPad 2.

Unlike many other iPad keyboard cases, the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover really is ultrathin. Logitech hasn't supplied any specifications on thickness, but from the images and video material the company has released, the device appears to be no thicker than a third-generation iPad.

Logitech claims the battery on the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad will last six months on a single charge with two hours of typing per day. We'll be very interested to see if these figures are accurate, as they certainly sound very impressive.

There's no concrete date set on an Australian release just yet but the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is expected to go on sale in mid-late June for $129. Logitech was keen to point out that this is a current estimate and is "naturally subject to change." The device goes on sale next week in the US at a cost of USD$99.99.

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