Customer Reviews for Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad
Review 1 for Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad
from Cambridge, UK.
Expertise: Tech Savvy
The best keyboard case
Date:04 October 2012
Having gone through the other side of the Zagg keyboard case damaging my ipad every time the poor thing fell out of it while prodding the screen or typing vigorously, I hunted around and found this beauty from Logitech (I know they also sell the Zagg).
Where to start? The support this gives to the ipad while typing, in a range of situations, is both solid and protective, and oozes reliability. The two little feet anchor themselves into the divets in the case, and I can poke and prod the ipad while working. I have no idea why people would want the little feet to be velcroed in place - this would defeat the object of having the two positions, and there is no reason to velcro the two together in use - the set up is rock solid, and I don't intend trying to type while swinging the ipad in its case in such a way that the two parts of the case separating becomes a problem.
The keyboard is just as good as the Zagg keyboard in typing feel, and is actually better because there is no aluminium rim getting in the way - this keyboard is open, and easy to access.
Not only that, but this keyboard is imbued with pure sorcery. When you position the keyboard in typing position, the arrow keys (and all front row keys) all behave as their normal functions (which are printed on in white). When you place the keyboard in "media" position, the case auto-detects this, and automatically swaps the function of these keys to their media keys (printed on in grey) without you having to do ANYTHING. Sorcery, I tell you.
The keyboard came out of the box with charge, and the solar panel has kept it charged fine since I got it. The panel scratching is neither here nor there in use for me, and I haven't personally noticed anything except only the tiny hairline scratches you'd expect to see on plastic. I do agree with the comments about the position of the panels, and they probably would have been better mounted on the side of the case that is open, but the battery has such capacity, and the case is closed long enough to keep it charged (just remember to put it down panel side up) that this is really a non-issue.
The material from which the case is made is very sturdy, and is easy to clean. I think this case will last many years, and is both attractive and grippy, meaning you won't drop it easily. Another non-issue for me is that there is no strap or magnet etc. to keep the case closed. I never expected one, and I just hold the case by the side that opens. There's no chance of the ipad falling out of the solid frame inside the case if the flap were to open. And yet another non-issue is people seemingly having problems with the case turning off the ipad. I haven't noticed this, and the ipad stays off provided the case is closed. The way the battery compartment is placed could lead easily to people not closing the case properly, and this may be why their ipads haven't been switching off. I also do a particular action to close my case - place the "footed" inner edge of the ipad into the case nestled next to the battery before then shutting the case, and it's off everey time (and that is actually a very satisfying action as well).
Get this case people - the support it gives is exceptional, the solar charging means there's no stupid charger to find when it loses charge once in a blue jupiter, and it's built to outlast even the cockroaches. A great piece of kit!