The laptop is a writer’s most trusted companion. But lugging a heavy laptop , especially to media events, can be cumbersome. A tablet or iPad is so much lighter on the shoulders and occupies less space in the bag. We test-run this newly launched (since October 2017) Logitech Slim Combo to see if it makes our Christmas-worthy list of gifts.
Logitech Keyboard — Slim Combo
The Slim Combo fits the 10.5-inch iPad Pro (SGD$219) and the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (SGD$249). It provides versatility through its four use modes — Typing, Viewing, FaceTime and Reading.
As a matter of fact, this article was typed using the Slim Combo keyboard. With the Slim Combo keyboard, you can comfortably answer your emails, write your blogpost or craft your next new novel. You will love the offering of word suggestions on the iPad. There is no touch pad, hence making the navigation on the document a bit tricky. Use your finger or Apple Pen to highlight certain areas.
The keyboard offers full-size backlit keys and smart iOS shortcuts for a seamless laptop-like typing experience on the iPad Pro. There are three levels of adjustable backlighting to keep you productive even in Low light.
When you don’t need to type, simply detach the keyboard and enjoy the beautiful iPad Pro screen with nothing standing in the way.
Other note-worthy features include the holder for you to slide your Apple Pencil. The case is solid so it provides 360 degrees of protection to your iPad. The back of the case has a stand that allows it to recliner within a 50-degree range so that you will always have the perfect viewing angle.
The Slim Combo connects to iPad Pro through the Smart Connector, meaning you will never have to pair or charge your keyboard again. Just click in and type away without worries about batteries.
Logitech keyboard — CRAFTed for Games
Moving on to Logitech’s other keyboard, the CRAFT. This is the first keyboard ever with a creative input dial, setting a new standard for computer keyboards.
My son is a gamer, so when he heard that we were reviewing Logitech’s new CRAFT keyboard, he exitedly mad a video review of it. CLICK here to watch.
What we Like about it?
We like the elegance and colour of the keyboard. It’s backlit light allows you to type with ease. Another reason that makes typing on the CRAFT keyboard easy are the dents on the individual keys that fit your fingers comfortable.
However, the main attraction is the crown (or the dial). The crown is very unique and has a nice tactile feel to it. With a turn you can adjust the image brightness, contrast and saturation in Adobe Photoshop, or create and adjust charts in Microsoft Excel.
“It also allows you to have ultimate control over the application that you are using and iT has different turning styles that stop at various segments to allow you to have ultimate control over the applications that you are using.”
Siimly turn the dial to move up and down font sizes in document programs like Microsoft Word. The creative input dial gives you the ultimate control and input at your desk for precision, efficiency and uninterrupted creative flow.
CRAFT keyboard is available at major retailers at SGD$329.00 since September 2017.
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