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Logitech's rugged new iPad keyboard looks like it belongs on a Surface instead

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If you know someone who uses a keyboard with their iPad, it's a safe bet that they use one made by Logitech. The company's releasing a new model today, called the Logitech Keys-To-Go. It's a Bluetooth keyboard compatible with any iPad, and it looks an awful lot like a simplified version of the fabricky Touch Cover that comes with the Microsoft Surface.

The $69.99 keyboard comes in red, black, and teal. It's just over 6mm thick, meaning it'll slip entirely unnoticed into any bag or backpack — though even at just six ounces it does add almost 50 percent more weight to the remarkably thin iPad Air 2. It's made of what Logitech calls "FabricSkin," a textured, spillproof surface that looks in photos like it's basically identical to the Touch Cover's grippy surface. It looks a bit wider than the iPad mini, which means it'll be cramped but not impossibly so; it'll certainly be easier than typing quickly on the iPad's touchscreen.

The Touch Cover is one of the most clever things about the Surface. Having a keyboard that takes up almost no space and requires no care, that you can use when you want it and forget when you don't, is a terrific addition to a tablet — Logitech's really not breaking any new ground here, but it's a nice new accessory for the iPad nonetheless.

Logitech Keys-To-Go