No, I would not recommend this to a friend This particular folio was a replacement because the previous version was no longer available. Save your money and buy yourself an otter box or something more protective. The magnets hold it closed for carrying and it never pops open unexpectedly. The new adjustable Smart Connector hinge is brilliant in that it puts the connector on a flexible piece of fabric rather than a static spot inside the keyboard, but it comes at the expense of a secure connection. The palm rest feels great but I found myself countless times reaching for a trackpad that wasn't there. If it drops and makes contact on any of the brittle plastic corners it's toast.
It will prevent my dog from walking off with it and making a chew toy out of it. The feel and texture comes across as very high end. However, a simple solution is to carry the iPad with the top edge in your hand instead of the side with the play button. Even if Logitech issues a patch that deactivates the keyboard when closed, I would still be nervous to have the keys pressing against the screen simply from transporting it. I would recommend this to a friend First off, the case and cover fit together very nicely.
The Logitech Slim Combo for the 10. And there are hard plastic buttons that can be pressed for the volume controls and lock button. The keyboard provides clicky tactile response and feels well built. The presence of this bumper is fine, as I would rather be sure there is a buffer between the plastic of the keys and the screen if possible. They don't want one of the Pro's premium features to be associated with 1 star Amazon keyboards that die after 3 months.
The comments about the music play button activating are true but maybe overblown - not judging those who it bothers immensely. First off, it shares the same flexible hinged kickstand design with the 10. The keyboard is also backlit, with three different levels of brightness that can be adjusted from the function row. Sadly, as much as I wanted to like this keyboard, it's just not to be. However, rather than provide full edge to edge coverage with cutouts where needed around the rest of the edge, Logitech instead chose to just leave gaps around the top left speaker and headphone jack, and the entire center section of the bottom of the case from speaker to Lightning Port to Speaker. It is insanely thick for a case. It's at least smooth and reinforced, but the overhang on the iPad's corners reminds me of the original 12.
I just put in an order from Apple's online store. I needed iPad and laptop functionality and this case definitely delivered it. Attaching this keyboard to the holder is easy, as magnets guide the two parts together and then hold them in place. The hinge on this stand can rotate until the display is leaning way back at a 150º angle. However, I still think the quality of the keyboard, the flexibility that the hinged kickstand provides, and the overall versatility that being able to separate the case and keyboard brings ultimately makes the Slim Cover a worthwhile purchase. The magnetic snap just pulls it into a secured placement.
But I must say that this Logitech keyboard put a smile on my face right after the first use. It's not perfect, but it fit my goals. The keyboard section protects the front and can be taken off complete if you don't need it for a while so it won't be draining battery and you can use it as a drawing tablet. Trade offs everywhere I guess. The keyboard actually feels like a real keyboard.
I would recommend this to a friend I'm really happy with this keyboard. I think Logitech intended the kickstand to have preset positions, but in my experience, I've been able to easily customize those positions because of the hardness of the kickstand. I continued to work with Logitech and toward the end of January I contacted them again to let them know I would be returning the product as the issue has yet to be resolved. And thanks to the Smart Connector, your keyboard pairs with iPad Pro in a click and never requires charging. However, this concern only applies when using a kickstand case like the Slim Pro on a lap or other uneven surface. For those users, the Logitech Slim Combo will be a great investment that will greatly enhance the productivity and flexibility of the iPad Pro.
I looked at the specs on the Logitech Slim Combo vs. The size of the case on the back of the iPad itself, however, is less justifiable. They were the only forms of entry before touchscreens came along. The back of the keyboard still has the textured fabric of the Create line, but the iPad's casing is straight plastic. Even better, this half can be folded underneath the keyboard, slimming the 12.