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Logitech reveals its first iPad Air keyboard cases

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iPad Air hands-on picture
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Logitech makes some of the best iPad keyboards around, and today it's revealing its first three for the new iPad Air. Two of its new Bluetooth keyboards, the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio and the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, are built into a small case that double as a kickstand to prop up the iPad. Both folios are water-repellant, and Logitech says their batteries will each last for 30 days when used for around two hours each day. The FabricSkin, available for $149.99, includes a slimmer keyboard built-into an unmoving, fabric surface — much like Microsoft's TouchCovers — while the Ultrathin, available for $99.99, includes a more traditional keyboard with pressable keys.


From left to right: the Ultrathin Keyboard Folio, the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, and the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio.

The final keyboard being rolled out by Logitech is the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover, which costs $99.99 and only covers the iPad Air's front side. It's made of aluminum though, which should make it match up with the iPad's own body a lot more than a fabric case, and can still prop the iPad upright using a built-in slot. It has the same battery life and keyboard layout as the others, including iOS-specific hotkeys, but it's also lighter and slimmer. None of the keyboards are departures for Logitech's lineup though, as they're all reworkings of existing keyboards for other tablets, including the iPad mini and the Galaxy Tab 3. Even so, for those planning to use their iPad for work or writing, Logitech may just have announced your next keyboard.