Logitech recently debuted the Folio Touch, a keyboard and trackpad case designed for the 11-inch iPad Pro that serves as an alternative to the Magic Keyboard. In our latest YouTube video, we compare the $ 160 Folio Touch to Apple’s 300 Magic Keyboard to see which one is the best.
Logitech is selling the Folio Touch for $ 160, while the Apple Magic Keyboard for the iPad Pro is much more expensive at $ 300, so right on the stick, it has a huge advantage when it comes to price.
The Folio Touch has better viewing angles thanks to a movable stand, it offers more protection for theiiPad Pro because it joins the whole device, and the cover can be folded all the way back to use the ip iiPad Pro in tablet mode or with an Apple Pencil , something the Magic Keyboard is not capable of.
The clever design, the Folio Touch is heavier due to the extra protection and made of a fabric material that is less prone to dust and makeup, but that aforementioned stand is pliable and not as sturdy as the Magic Keyboard in walk. The Magic Keyboard hinges are bold and the floating design is visually impressive, while the Folio Touch offers a more direct design of iPad folio issues.
A big advantage that the Folio Touch offers is a key function function for media control, Home screen access, screen brightness adjustment, and more, and this is missing in the Magic Keyboard. There is space to charge the “Apple Pencil” with the Folio Touch and it can be held in place with a magnetic twist when the keypad is closed. The same is true for the Magic Keyboard, but there is no extra bending to hold the Tile Pencil in place.
The Magic Keyboard is a little better because it does not require as much force to click, but this is facilitated if you tap to activate. Both trackpads have the same functionality and work with all iPadOS gestures. Magic keyboard keys also feel better under the fingers with more travel and a stronger press, but it’s a tight call.
Both have backlighting and connect to the iPad Pro using the Smart Connector, so there’s no need to charge or use Bluetooth, and both keyboard options seem to drain about the same amount of battery from theiiPad Pro. There is no additional USB-C port on the Folio Touch as on the Magic Keyboard, which is negative if you want to use an additional device, plus the cut is a bit small, so it may not work with docks.
Be sure to watch the full video for a better look at how the two keyboards compare, but in short, the Logitech Folio Touch is an attractive alternative to the magic keyboard because it offers the same functionality as the magic keyboard, and when it comes to the attitude and dexterity of the case model, is even better than the Magic Keyboard.
There are some features to the Magic Keyboard like that extra USB-C port and the more unique and visually appealing design, but for $ 160, the Logitech Folio is definitely worth considering for those looking for the AniPad Pro’s keyboard. The biggest downside is that it is not yet available for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro.
We’ll have an in-depth review of the Logitech Folio Touch coming later this week, so keep an eye out for this and let us know in the comments what you think of each keyboard.