No matter what kind of an iPad accessory you’re looking for, chances are that you can find some great products and that you’ll have fun choosing among various designs and functionalities. No matter which category they choose to design for, manufacturers and designers are trying their best to compete against other companies on the market. This is especially true for iPhone/iPad accessory makers, because this is currently one of the toughest markets to succeed on.
We’ve had a chance of reviewing lots of accessories made for various iOS devices and Macs as well. During all this time we’ve learned what to expect from a certain company, so it’s always interesting to follow development of a product lineup. As you probably know, Logitech is one of the best rated companies in this field, and products made by this company are always interestingly designed and quality made, and they usually feature some kind of innovative role or function.
In today’s article we are going to take a look at the newest addition to Logitech’s lineup of iPad-compatible keyboards. You’ll be surprised to know that this is a wired keyboard. It’s simply called Wired Keyboard for iPad, and it’s priced at $60.
The first question that someone can ask is why Logitech (or any other company) would make a wired keyboard, since wireless technology allows far greater flexibility and ease of use. The answer to this is a market research, since Logitech made an affordable iPad-compatible keyboard that could be used in classrooms around the world. As you probably know, schools and universities are rapidly adopting iPads as learning tools, and this has been a very successful and productive process. By having a keyboard to be used with an iPad, student can increase its productivity and there are also numerous other benefits which may be tiresome to explain in this article. In practice, wireless keyboards came with some obstacles and issues, need for constant charging, and they are pricey as well. That’s why Logitech made this product, which could be also bought and used by any iPad owner.
This is a full sized keyboard, which brings all the buttons that you can expect from a traditional keyboard layout. Still, this is not a traditional PC/Mac keyboard, since it comes with numerous specialized buttons which work only inside iOS. You can see its layout on the pictures that we provided with this article.
When it comes to design, I think we all can agree that we’ve seen better from Logitech, but yet again it needs to be said that this is a niche product. This means that its affordability and functionality are being put first, and this is where this product succeeds. This is a plastic keyboard, which is very durable, quality made, and spill resistant. It’s easy to maintain and clean, which is a very good thing. Also, it comes with full-size keys and fluid typing which is very enjoyable and comfortable.
Logitech’s Wired Keyboard for iPad is a great product for any school, and it’s clear that designers took care or many potential problems of everyday use. It could be also used by any iPad owner, but I would advise you to add $20-30 and buy yourself a wireless keyboard, and you’ll get to choose from dozens of quality models.