Logitech introduces case, add-on keyboard for the new 9.7-inch iPad

Logitech has announced the Logitech Rugged Combo, Logitech Rugged Case and Logitech Add-on Keyboard for Rugged Case for Apple's new 9.7-inch iPad.

The Rugged Combo helps protect iPad from drops and daily wear and tear, and has a detachable keyboard offering a secure and approved solution for testing and exams, according to Michele Hermann, vice president of mobility at Logitech. 

The Rugged Case’s frame is lined with soft polymer ribs that flex on impact to protect the Apple tablet from drops as high as six feet onto surfaces as hard as concrete. The kick-back stand has sturdy mechanical hinges that move freely within a 40-degree range, while staying in place, without collapsing, even with “aggressive” tapping, Hermann says.

The keyboard physically connects to iPad using Logitech’s proprietary connector, making it a secure solution for student testing and exams. The keyboard also sources power directly from iPad, so users never have to charge the keyboard. Its dedicated row of short-cut and function keys, also make it easy to navigate various iPad functions, directly from the keyboard.

The Logitech Rugged Combo offers drop protection plus a detachable front cover keyboard so students can use iPad everywhere learning happens – in the classroom, in the field and in the lab. The Logitech Rugged Case provides iPad protection and includes a detachable screen cover; clip on the cover when storing or transporting iPad, and leave it behind when using iPad. The Add-on Keyboard for the Rugged Case can also be purchased separately at any time.

The Logitech Rugged Combo, Rugged Case or Add-on Keyboard for Rugged Case is available for purchase to schools and school districts in the U.S. and Canada beginning later this week (apple.com/education/purchasing/). Pricing hasn’t been announced.