Apple just reported an M1-powered update to the iPad Pro, and Logitech has followed up with a new keyboard and trackpad accessory for the 11-inch and 12.9-inch models. The Combo Touch is a case with a Microsoft Surface-style kickstand and a detachable backlit keyboard with a trackpad. It associates over the iPad Pro’s Smart Connector.

Logitech previously released a comparative Combo Touch keyboard for 10.2-inch and 10.5-inch iPads, as well as a related Folio Touch for the 11-inch iPad Pro and 10.9-inch iPad Air. The Folio Touch’s keyboard isn’t detachable and its trackpad is somewhat more modest than the new Combo Touch, however otherwise it’s a comparable product.

This is the first time Logitech has offered a keyboard/trackpad alternative for the 12.9-inch iPad Pro, in any case, and it’s altogether less expensive than Apple’s own Magic Keyboard. The 11-inch model is $199.99 and the 12.9-inch model is $229.99 versus the $299 and $349 that Apple charges, which means you could save about $100 or more on the sticker prices.

You may really favor Logitech’s design, too. It’s not as smooth as the Magic Keyboard, but rather the case will offer better protection for the iPad, the detachability and kickstand offers an additional degree of flexibility, and the keyboard has a useful function row. The 11-inch model is accessible to pre-order now, while the 12.9-inch version is recorded as “coming soon.”

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