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We’re big fans of Logitech accessories here at The Effect.net and even bigger fans of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. Logitech has announced an improvement on the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. The biggest flaw of the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for me was the fact you couldn’t keep it on and it didn’t protect the back of the iPad. Both those complaints have been fixed with the new iPad Folio.

While we wait to get some hands on time with one of these, here’s the press release. It sounds awesome and I for one will be picking up one of these as soon as I can!

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Today Logitech introduced a new product to its tablet accessories lineup:  the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad. Designed to complement both your style and your iPad with contrasting colours and high-end fabrics, this new folio protects the front and back of your tablet wherever you go, while letting you add personality to your iPad.

“We’ve combined design cues from the world of high fashion with the unbeatable typing experience you expect from Logitech to bring a new level of self-expression to iPad protection,” said Mike Culver, vice president of brand development for tablet accessories at Logitech. “The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio gives you more than just a protective case for your iPad. It adds a distinctive accent to your iPad that reflects your personal style.”

Logitech worked with world-class designers to identify chic fabrics and a bold colour palette and combined them with a clean design. As a result, the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is offered in a range of colours from Electric Blue and Urban Grey to Mars Red Orange and Carbon Black, and in an array of on-trend fabrics from matte leather to finely woven cotton.

“By developing colour and material options that evoke our senses and speak to our individuality, Logitech has made owning an iPad unique again,” said Beatrice Santiccioli, world-renowned colour expert and designer. “I brought my knowledge in colour and design to Logitech to help inspire the selection of materials and develop a colour palette that builds a strong emotional connection to people’s lifestyles.”

The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio features the first Bluetooth® keyboard with its keys seamlessly fused into an interior fabric. Its full-size keys give you the tactile feedback you’re used to in a traditional keyboard, but in a sleek new look. The keyboard folio’s high-end exterior fabrics are treated with a coating that is liquid repellant to help keep your folio looking new for longer. Hidden magnets hold your iPad in two convenient positions, snapping your tablet securely into typing mode and ensuring the folio stays shut when you’re moving around.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad is expected to be available in Ireland in May 2013, for a suggested retail price of €149.99 in Harvey Norman stores and www.logitech.com. For more information, please visit www.logitech.com or our blog.

Tony

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