Logitech Fabricskin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air
Great design, shocking quality...
As many others have written, this is a beautifully designed product. Sadly, though, all of this is negated by shoddy build quality.
The major issue is that the plastic 'SecureLock' clip, which holds the iPad in place, breaks very easily. Indeed, it breaks without any provocation. This issue is widely described on Logitech's own website; on Amazon; and here. It is not restricted to a few dodgy units - I have had to replace my own FIVE times.
Clearly, I should have learned the lesson after the first four trips to John Lewis Customer Services, but I consider it well and truly learned now!
It's worth noting that Logitech have quietly replaced the same clips on their similar (although not quite as nice) Ultrathin Keyboard Folio with others less likely to break. I'm sure they will do the same thing here - eventually. Until that time, though, expect silence from them. And, if you've bought one of these, expect it to break too.
15 July 2014
Lovely keyboard BUT with a major design flaw.
It's such a wonderful keyboard but for one thing, the left hand side secure clip keeps snapping, just above the power button cut out. Am on my third (and this will be my last one until Logitech sort out the problem) keyboard, same problem every time. Just don't understand why Logitech are not listening - don't have a cut out power button - problem solved (simples in the words of a Meerkat). Shame.
28 June 2014
Wonderful - but with major design fault
I love this. I love how it looks, I love the size, I love the keyboard, I love the ease of use, I love the easy set up, I love the long battery. But all of this is negated by the sorry fact that it breaks very quickly. The upper left plastic moulding which houses the ipad cracks very quickly rendering a wonderful product useless. Hats off to John Lewis, their customer service was fantastic. We hoped that I just had picked up a one-off faulty one and they exchanged it with a smile for another no less then three times, but each new one broke just like the others within a few weeks and in the exact same place. If this product did not break I would give it five stars. Five stars to John Lewis, though, for their customer service.
22 June 2014
Great idea just a little too fragile
I took the plunge with the case regardless of reviews. Unfortunately the material on the case has torn after 10 days of use and the thin clip as mentioned in other reviews has broken. Will be returning it for a refund. Was so close to being excellent.
13 May 2014
Expensive, Beautiful, then it broke.
The case looks and feels really nice.
But, like a lot of reviewers here (and on amazon) it has a big problem: the top corners of the case, which are used to grip the ipad, broke after a few weeks using it.
It's expensive and I'm reaaaaallly disappointed.
06 April 2014
This is a quality product, well designed and does what it says on the box. It is easy to set up and makes using the iPad so much easier with a full screen available whilst typing at a sensible angle. The keypad is clear and the keys work well. Overall excellent.
27 March 2014
Absolutely lovely but major flaw
I love this case. It's beautiful, functional and easy to use. Just works. Solid and protective sides which are non-slip. Keyboard is comfortable to use. The battery lasts for weeks!
However the iPad clips into two bits of plastic. They're the only fixings. The clip by the iPad's on switch has a button cut into it. So the only plastic that's keeping the iPad secure is just a millimetre thick. The iPad stands upright by clipping to a magnetic strip just above the case's keyboard. To close it you pull the two apart. This puts a huge force on the millimetre of plastic. My first case broke within a month. The replacement broke in 3 weeks. Hugely disappointing design flaw. So upsetting as this could be the perfect case.
26 January 2014
Doesn't switch off the iPad when you close it
This has the makings of a great product but unfortunately Logitech haven't kept up with Apple's last-minute relocation of the closure magnets in the iPad Air's design. This means the iPad doesn't power down when you close the case. So I'm returning it in hopes that subsequent stock will have this fault corrected.
I'm also disappointed that the clips holding the iPad in the case are identical to those of Logitech's ultrathin folio for iPad Air which I returned after one of them (the one with a cut-out for the iPad's power switch) broke within three weeks. That clip is absurdly thin and weak in the region around the cut-out, so I expect the fabricskin version to be liable to the same issue.
10 January 2014