Logitech Folio Touch for the iPad Pro 2020 11-inch (Thoughts after 2 days of use + AMA)
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Hey guys, here to share my humble opinion about the product. Always found reddit incredibly useful and I’m here to hopefully pay it forward.
I purchased my iPad Pro 11-inch 2020 at launch but held off the purchase of a keyboard till now.
The Magic Keyboard looks amazing but I just couldn’t justify the absurd price tag. The only other Apple alternative, the Smart Keyboard Folio, is a no-go as well since I’m not a fan of the mushy keycaps. I damn near bought the Logitech Slim Folio case but ultimately held off the purchase due to 2 reasons 1) Connected via Bluetooth & 2) It has to be charged separately.
The Folio Touch ticked all of my boxes
1. Considerably cheaper – Damn near half the price of the Magic Keyboard
2. Smart Connector – no need to connect via bluetooth, no need to charge.
4. Durable material & great build quality – the polyurethane material of the magic keyboard is extremely concerning. Seen too many post on reddit where it damages easily despite babying the keyboard
5. Function Keys (The home button, brightness controls, media keys are extremely useful and important)
6. Large adjustable viewing angle
After using the Folio Touch for 2 days, I am extremely pleased with the product.
The keyboard feels excellent, the size and spacing of the keys is great as well. I am not finding myself making typo mistakes even on my 1st day of use. I am typing this entire post now on the Folio Touch.
The trackpad is butter smooth as well, able to handle the 2/3 finger gestures. Scrolling through webpages and my social media feed is extremely smooth as well. Previously, I didn’t think a trackpad is necessary. But now that I have access, it certainly feels great having different ways to use my iPad. As mentioned by many reviews, the trackpad uses a diving board design hence its easy to physically click on the bottom but hard at the top. This does not bother me though since most of the time I “tap to click” anyway, even on my laptop.
I feel zero need to baby this keyboard case, not having to sit it down gently on the table fearing that it will scratch the case.
I’m glad to say I didn’t experience any connectivity issue or backlit not functioning issues – (I am running iPadOS14.0 public beta 3 and I have downloaded the Logitech app and updated the keyboard to the latest firmware)
The only annoying thing I experience thus far (which isn’t a problem with this product), certain applications are only available in portrait mode. This meant that the keyboard and trackpad is practically unusable unless you’re willing to tilt your head 90degrees.
Weight of my setup
iPad Pro 11-inch 2020 Wifi – 471g / 16.58 ounces
Folio Touch – 646g / 22.79 ounces
Apple Pencil 2 – 20.7g / 0.73 ounces
Total 1137.7g / 40.1 ounces
Sorry for the lengthy post, hopefully this helps those make their decision.
TL;DR – Absolutely in love with the product, zero regrets, excellent value. My iPad feels like a MacBook Pro 11inch now.