A sleeker, standalone keyboard for that new iPad Air 2


Logitech has unveiled a durable, standalone keyboard for all generations of Apple's iPad tablets, flanking the release of the Surface-like accessory with a pair of all-in-one cases for the new iPad Air 2.

At just 180 grams in weight and 6.1 millimeters in thickness, or 0.24 inches, the Logitech Keys-to-Go keyboard was designed for transport. The standalone keyboard's keys are protected by Logitech's FabricSkin, which helps the accessory repell grime and liquids.

The keys are designed to give tactile feedback akin to a desktop keyboard and its battery is said to last up to three months on a full charge. The $70 Bluetooth keyboard supports all iPad generations and is offered in black, red and teal.

The Keys-to-Go keyboard was designed to be taken everywhere iPads go, according to Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. The standalone keyboard is meant to support the active lifestyles of iPad owners, according to Hermann.

"We have introduced the Logitech Keys-To-Go and updated our existing award-winning lineup of iPad keyboards for the new iPad Air 2 to offer a suite of products that perfectly complement the mobility of the iPad," says Hermann. "So, whether you're a mother or father taking your iPad from the kids to type a quick note, or a traveling executive catching up on email, you can have easy access to typing when you need to say more."

Logitech also unveiled the Type+ and Ultrathin keyboard and case combinations for the iPad Air 2.

Logitech calls the Ultrathin "the other half of your iPad Air 2," touting the all-in-one's aluminum frame and magnetic keyboard. Constructed with replaceable batteries, the Ultrathin's keyboard can last up to two years without requiring a change, according to Logitech.

The Type+ is the beneficiary of a "recently optimized Bluetooth keyboard" and the two-sided design enhanced from its predecessors. The all-in-one case's keyboard was designed to facilitate smooth transitions between Type+ and desktop keyboard.

"It leverages the popular thin and light, two-sided protective case from its predecessor, and has a recently optimized Bluetooth keyboard that is designed to replicate the typing experience of your laptop, so you can smoothly transition from one device to another without losing speed or accuracy," says Logitech.

The Type+ is priced at $100 and comes in black, dark blue, bright red, bright green, electric blue and violet. The Ultrathin has a price tag of $90 and is offered in space gray and silver.

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