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81 March 5th 2013 10:31 am

Like its full-size big brother, Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover mini provides protection and a solid, comfortable typing surface, which is no small task, given the iPad mini's diminutive size. Although it's obviously not a full-size keyboard, the Ultrathin, according to PC Mag, "does a good job working within the confines of the mini's footprint" and "delivers a more comfortable typing experience than the competition." TechCrunch says the keys "feel great" and that despite some challenges due to the keyboard's size, "the good news is that the number of errors you make starts to taper off pretty quickly, and in very little time, you can even feel mostly at home on the Ultrathin keyboard." While the Ultrathin isn't cheap, it's a very good companion for your iPad mini, and, as TechCrunch says, it "greatly improves the experience of typing anything longer than a tweet."

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4 reviews
PC Mag Feb 13, 2013

If you're in the market for a keyboard case for your iPad Mini, Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard mini is our top choice, for its comfortable keyboard, minimal build, and good looks.

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TechCrunch Feb 8, 2013

While the typing experience isn’t perfect ..., it’s about as close as you can get without adding a lot more bulk to a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad mini. It still dramatically increases your ability to enter text, and beats using the software keyboard by a very wide margin.

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Laptop Magazine Feb 21, 2013

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini's light and stylish design and comfortable typing experience make it a great companion for your iPad mini.

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CNET Feb 13, 2013

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Mini is arguably the best keyboard/case option available for the iPad Mini, but it still doesn't offer a great typing experience.

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Macworld Feb 25, 2013

If you use a hunt-and-peck approach to typing, the tradeoffs inherent to the Ultrathin mini may be worth the payoff of the slim and lightweight approach ... But if you're a touch-typist like me, I can’t recommend the Ultrathin mini.

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Pocket-Lint Apr 19, 2013

If you need to do a lot of typing on the go from your iPad, then this certainly offers you the ability to just that. It is quicker than typing on screen - once you've got used to the smaller keyboard - and does mean you'll be able to get that document written or those longer emails bashed out...

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TrustedReviews Mar 28, 2013

The keys are responsive and a pleasure to use, although you may have to exercise a little patience at first to overcome the initially uncomfortable compact size.

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IGN Feb 18, 2013

If you're looking for a more tactile writing experience on the iPad mini, the Ultrathin mini is a solid, well-made option.

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iLounge Feb 21, 2013

In short, the Ultrathin Keyboard mini isn’t right for every iPad mini user, but users with small to medium-sized hands and no need for an iPad case will be particularly capable of adjusting to it.

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9to5Mac Feb 18, 2013

Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard for the iPad mini is an excellent, well-designed and built Bluetooth keyboard accessory. It is thin, light, and easy-to-setup. With a small learning curve for adjusting to the keyboard, this model is a great solution for anyone seeking to add ... keys to their iPad...

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IT Pro Portal Feb 14, 2013

Fortunately, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini follows in the footsteps of its full-size counterpart, offering a comfortable keyboard and a design that preserves the minimal Apple aesthetic.

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Business Insider Feb 19, 2013

For short to middle-range writing, this is an awesome accessory for your iPad Mini, whether you use it as a case or just keep it in a bag as an occasional keyboard.

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Digital Versus Apr 17, 2013

The idea is the same: a slender, lightweight Bluetooth keyboard with an aluminium body that charges via a micro-USB port and doubles as a protective cover with magnets that latch on to the left edge of the iPad (like the Apple Smart Cover).

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Guardsix Guardsix

I only had the keyboard for a short period of time but I found that it would stay shut against my iPad mini as well as I had expected. There is no way to secure the iPad mini and the keyboard together other than the hinge. Also, the hinge is very long. You cannot use the keyboard with another...

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chadfikes chadfikes

This is a beautiful, solid, high quality keyboard case. It works great as a stand in either orientation. And the keyboard is as good as can be expected for the size.

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