Logitech has announced the new Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio for the third-generation New iPad and the iPad 2. The Solar Keyboard Folio is a protective case with a built-in keyboard that pairs through Bluetooth, and similar to Logitech’s solar keyboards for Mac and PC, is powered by light – low light or lamp light, indoors or out. Fully powered, Logitech claims you can type on it for up to two years even in complete darkness. The Solar Keyboard Folio is designed and engineered to be slim, stylish and add minimal bulk to your iPad.
Similar to Logitech’s previous solar keyboard products, the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio includes onboard solar cells that charge the built-in Bluetooth keyboard in any light – indoors or outdoors. When fully charged, the battery lasts for up to two years, even in complete darkness (based on a average use of two hours per day).
“Now that people are seemingly inseparable from their tablets, using them for everything from sending emails to watching videos, they want accessories powered to meet their needs,” says Alexis Richard, director of product marketing at Logitech. “The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio is a smart partner for your iPad. Its sleek built-in keyboard uses light to charge and it provides hassle-free protection for your iPad both for the front and back. It gives you an ideal way to use and protect your tablet without adding bulk.”
The Solar Keyboard Folio has two stand positions, so you can choose a viewing angle best suited for your needs and circumstances. Open the folio and set your iPad in the first, closer to vertical angle position for typing. In the second, more horizontal position, the first keyboard row acts as a one-touch toggle for media playback and volume controls, so you can play, pause and change volume instantly – ideal for watching a video or listening to music.
The folio also has an instant On/Off function, which means your iPad automatically wakes when you open the folio and goes on standby when you close it.
Works with iPad 2, or New iPad (3rd generation)
The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning this month for a suggested retail price of $129.99.
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