Logitech's Magic Keyboard alternative for the iPad is now available

Logitech Combo Touch
Logitech Combo Touch (Image credit: Logitech)

What you need to know

  • Logitech has launched its new keyboard case for the 7th generation iPad.
  • The case features a trackpad and backlit keyboard.
  • It is available now for $149.95 and is available now on Apple's website.

Apple surprised everyone by not only announcing the anticipated iPhone SE today but also making the Magic Keyboard for iPad Pro available to order. While it is sure to be a hit with iPad Pro users who are looking for a trackpad and backlit keys for their tablet, regular iPad users were left out. Logitech has stepped in to create something just for customers who want more from their regular iPad.

The Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for iPad has launched today on Apple's website. It is a Magic Keyboard alternative that brings some of the best parts of Apple's high-end keyboard case to owners of the 7th generation iPad or iPad Air for half the cost.

Logitech's keyboard case boasts a trackpad, full-size backlit keyboard, and loop for storing your Apple Pencil.

"Logitech's Combo Touch for iPad combines a precision trackpad with a full-size backlit keyboard. Navigate your iPad with familiar gestures or quickly and easily position a cursor to edit spreadsheets, documents, and presentations. Enjoy comfortable typing on a full-size keyboard with backlit keys that are perfect for working in dark environments like on an airplane or late at night. And the flexible design supports four use modes for extra versatility."

The integrated trackpad supports Apple's Multi-Touch gestures and the backlit keys allow you to keep using your keyboard well into the night. Logitech has also a built-in row of shortcut keys for quick access to things like the iPad Home screen, Siri, and Search.

For those who don't need an iPad Pro but want a lot of the experience coming to Apple's pro tablet, Logitech's keyboard case seems like a perfect solution.

The Logitech Combo Touch Keyboard Case with Trackpad for the 7th generation iPad and iPad Air is available to order now on the Apple Store website for $149.95 with a delivery date as soon as Friday, April 17th.

Joe Wituschek

Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.