Logitech announces Ultrathin Keyboard for the iPad Mini

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini

Meet the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini, the little brother to the same keyboard/case combo we've enjoyed on the full-size iPad.

“We are excited to bring the award-winning Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover design – recognized across the industry as the best mobile keyboard for iPad – to the iPad mini,” Alexis Richard, director of brand development for tablet accessories, said in a news release. “Think of it as the other half of your iPad mini. Its clever seven-inch design fits perfectly with the iPad mini while offering full-size keys for easy typing, saving your screen space for content.”

The Ultrathin Keyboard uses the same magnetic setup as a Smart Cover when serving as a case, providing a pretty significant shell over the iPad's display. Flip it over and slide the iPad into the groove and it becomes a Bluetooth keyboard. Obviously this one will be smaller than the full-size version, so we'll just have to see how much the difference cramps our style (and our typing).

Logitech expects the Ultrathin Keyboard Mini to be available in the U.S. and Europe sometime this month. It'll retail for $79.99.

Source: Logitech

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Logitech announces Ultrathin Keyboard for the iPad Mini


As someone who isn't a fan of the non-retina iPad mini (meaning that retina is coming soon) for myself, I'm surprised to find that this keyboard makes the whole thing very tempting. If it's as thin as it seems, that's pretty damned cool.

The problem is that it costs 80-goddamned-dollars. That seems excessive, to me, for the "budget"-sized and -priced iPad.

As an owner of a 64gb iPad Mini I say for what? other than keeping one's grubby fingerprints off the screen ( for the moment..) what possible purpose could this serve? The Tablet is feather light.. And unlike it's Fat Brother, there is no issue holding and typing on the Mini in any position.. almost $100.00 for something that will become cumbersome and disgaurded over time... No Thanks.

If it's not for you, I'm not trying to change your mind (or come off as snarkily as this inevitably will) but... It's a keyboard. Nothing you said addressed that fact. In fact, your first sentence seems to completely miss it.