Hands-on with Logitech’s FabricSkin and Ultrathin Keyboard Folios for iPad Air

TUAW - 9 months ago.

With surprising swiftness, we're beginning to see new keyboard cases for the iPad Air. Two weeks ago TUAW featured two new keyboard cases from Belkin; this week, two of Logitech's products arrived. Today I'll take a look at Logitech's US$149.99 FabricSkin Folio for iPad Air as well as the $99.99 Ultrathin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air.

FabricSkin Folio for iPad Air

I have to chuckle at Logitech's naming conventions for these keyboard folios, since the FabricSkin Folio is actually thinner than the so-called Ultrathin Keyboard Folio by .09 inches. The FabricSkin Folio is just .70 inches thick, which doesn't sound like much but dwarfs the .29 inch thickness of the iPad Air. It also adds a bit of weight to the tablet, weighing in at .9 lbs (425 grams). But such are the sacrifices if you want to carry a keyboard with your iPad Air.

I have to admit that I'm more smitten with the FabricSkin Folio for the iPad Air than I was for the previous incarnation for the iPads 2/3/4.... Read more





The latest news from TUAW

New In Last Hour

New In Last 2 Hours

It is time to bug the aliens in Bugs vs. Aliens

TUAW - 1 hour ago. Bugs vs. Aliens is a quirky endless runner where you play as a leader bug tasked with saving other bugs and attacking aliens while avoiding perilous traps. You can also pick up coins to buy boosters that help you get further in the level faster or…...

Divoom Voombox Ongo: Rugged and bike-friendly Bluetooth speaker

TUAW - 2 hours ago. Divoom is getting a name for itself for making inexpensive Bluetooth speakers. While the company is probably best known for the little Bluetune Bean and Solo speakers, they’ve just come out with a new speaker that adds weather resistance, long…...

New In Last 3 Hours

Apple patent application reveals design for reversible USB connector

TUAW - 3 hours ago. Over the past few days, there have been a number of reports and leaked photos suggesting that Apple is working on a Lightning cable featuring a reversible USB connector. While Apple rumors are a dime a dozen, a recently published patent filing from…...

New In Last 5 Hours

Quickly send someone your travel time with On My Way Buddy

TUAW - 3 hours ago. On My Way Buddy is a very simple app with a single purpose: to let someone you’re meeting up with know that you are on your way. When you get stuck in traffic or you’re just running a little bit late, it could be tedious and downright dangerous to…...

Sprint offering new unlimited plan for $60 a month

TUAW - 4 hours ago. One of the major issues with moving all your media to the Cloud is how expensive data plans can be for mobile devices. You don’t want to pay hefty overages just to stream your favorite Sam Smith song all the time when you can store it on the device…....

Team Stream is one stop shopping for all your sports information

TUAW - 4 hours ago. Team Stream lets you follow all your favorite teams: MLB, NFL, NCAA, NHL, NBA and more; plus your favorite players, including all those on your fantasy teams. If you use an app for scores, another one to track your favorite baseball team, a third for…...

Hot Pads helps you search for rental properties

TUAW - 5 hours ago. If you are thinking about moving but don’t know where to start, Hot Pads might be just for you. The free app uses your current location to find what rental properties are near you, or you can search any area of the country.Hot Pads was recently…...

New In Last 7 Hours

Daily Deals for August 21, 2014, featuring discounts on three Mac utility apps

TUAW - 5 hours ago. It’s time to save some of that hard-earned cash with our Daily Deals, featuring exclusive TUAW Deals, a handy list from Dealnews and our own handpicked iOS and OS X selections.All prices are USD and subject to change. Some deals may expire quickly…....

Crowdfunding Roundup: Sensors, battery packs, trackers, and a poll

TUAW - 6 hours ago. Each week, TUAW provides readers with an update on new or significant crowdfunded Apple-related projects in the news. While our policy is to not go into detail on items that haven’t reached at least 80 percent of their funding goal, this update is…...

New In Last 10 Hours

Your iPhone could help you find where you parked your car

TUAW - 8 hours ago. Two freshly published Apple patents might make your next visit to the mall a bit less stressful. “Automatic Identification of Vehicle Location” and “Vehicle Location In Weak Signal Scenarios” — which were both filed in early 2013 and became public…...

Pentumble really sticks with you

TUAW - 8 hours ago. Pentumble is an exciting platformer where you face many dangerous obstacles in your race against time to get the most stars in each level. Players must avoid hitting spiky wheels of death, fire, and other such ominous elements in a quest to reach the…...

Best educational apps for pre-schoolers

TUAW - 9 hours ago. It’s that time of the year again when parents, teachers and students start thinking about school. If you have an iOS device, you can supplement your child’s education with a variety of quality educational iOS apps. Here are some of the best titles…...

What the deceptive Samsung “wall-hugger” ad doesn’t tell you

TUAW - 9 hours ago. I have to admit that of all of Samsung’s TV ads, I kinda like the “wall-hugger” ad seen below. It’s funny, and quite realistic if you’ve ever walked through an airport and seen people desperately seeking a charge before they get on their flights…....

New In Last 15 Hours

Intuit releases Quicken 2015 for Mac, with stock tracking

TUAW - 11 hours ago. Loyal users of Quicken for Mac, Intuit’s flagship personal finance manager, have not had the easiest road over the past few years. The product froze in amber with the Quicken 2007 release, which remained on its legacy PowerPC code base well past the…...

New In Last Day

Circle the Dot: A simple puzzle game that will make you scream

TUAW - 24 hours ago. I hate Circle the Dot, but just spent three hours playing it. This simple puzzle game gives you a grid full of orange dots and one lonesome blue dot. Your goal is to circle the blue dot with orange dots in as few moves as possible. Only the blue dot…...