Logitech unveils Surface-like $149 FabricSkin Keyboard Folio

By , Apr 23, 2013

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio (image 001)

A month ago, accessory maker Logitech launched colorful new Keyboard Folios for iPads. Prior to that, the company announced the Ultrathin Keyboard for the iPad mini (our own Jeff Benjamin liked it) and a solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard which doubles as an iPad protective sleeve.

Tapping all that expertise and knowledge and taking a page from Microsoft’s book, logitech today announced new iPad keyboard covers which behave a lot like Microsoft’s Touch Cover and Type Cover for the Surface tablet.

These new covers are available with or without built-in keyboard, come in a range of colors and are billed as the first Bluetooth keyboard solution with keys seamlessly fused into its interior fabric.

I’ve included more information and two nice promo clips so jump past the fold to learn more about these Surface-like iPad cases…

Logitech notes in a media release that the new FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad uses liquid-repellent fabrics and design cues from the world of high fashion to add “a distinctive accent to your iPad that reflects your personal style.”

Here’s a closeup of the keys fused into the fabric.

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio (image 003)

The image right below shows an iPad fitted inside Logitech’s FabricSkin Keyboard Folio, Microsoft Surface-style. The four-way flip stand is useful in that it lets you prop up the device easily, which comes in handy when watching movies, keeping tabs on your Twitter stream or just enjoying some stats via Panic’s awesome Status Board application.

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio (image 002)

According to a blog post, the team figured that iPad protection “doesn’t need to be boring” so they were meticulous with every detail that went into these folios.

Here’s a nice promo clip.

Logitech says it tapped world-class designers to identify “chic fabrics and a bold color palette”. Check out a making-of video, if you’re interested.

Both folios come in a range of colors, such as like Electric Blue, Sunflower Yellow, Mars Red Orange, and in an array of fabrics from matte leather to finely woven cotton.

The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is a $149 value and the keyboardless one will set you back $70.

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  • Kartik Dhawan

    The price is more than the famous android tablet: Nexus 7
    :-/

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Anthony-Jones/513225680 Kevin Anthony Jones

    Wait, I’m confused. Didn’t they JUST come out with the Keyboard Folios just at the beginning of this month? Why come out with this option so soon given how similar they are?

    • Gorgonphone

      floodin the market

  • http://www.facebook.com/cameronrc Cameron Chao

    Product, WOW. Price, not so.

  • http://twitter.com/thaikhoa Khoa T Ngo

    Hell no for the price.

    • Damian W

      alleluia

  • http://twitter.com/JB_UNIT24 UNIT24

    I’d rather buy a clamcase for that price! Even then I wouldn’t pay that much!

    • Gorgonphone

      i had a clam case i was niice but too heavy..

  • Gorgonphone

    great idea buut soft cases just dont feel sturdy or protect iPads properly at all

  • http://www.facebook.com/linton.findlay Linton Findlay

    will this have smart cover like abilities with the lockscreen and the magnets?

  • Gorgonphone

    apple should have made a game controller for ios 2 years ago..

  • http://twitter.com/El_Barto_01 El Barto

    will be down to 100 in a few months when they dont sell as many…still good design…I’m sure some asian manufacturer will rip them off soon so maybe we can get the design and style for 50.

  • Hereismycomment

    No trackpad though, like on the surface keyboard. That’s what I want!