Logitech announces iPad 2 case with keyboard

Logitech will not be left out of the iPad accessory market.  Instead they’ve developed a pretty cool looking case that should appeal to those looking to use their new iPad 2 for something a little more productive just a reader. The Logitech Keyboard Case for the iPad 2 is made from aircraft-grade aluminum to match Apple’s tablet, features a built-in wireless keyboard, and is lined with high-density padding to keep the tablet safe, secure and prevent the keyboard from touching the screen.

The physical keyboard, which is charged via USB, connects to the iPad 2 via Bluetooth, and comprises a full QWERTY keypad with special function keys for music, volume, slideshow, home and search controls. The case’s flexible hinge makes it easy to switch from touchscreen to keyboard input and can support the iPad in either portrait or landscape mode.

The case, which protects the screen and sides of the iPad, only adds about a quarter of an inch (6 mm) to the thickness of the slimmed down iPad 2 and could be a more convenient solution than carrying around a separate keyboard.

The Logitech keyboard is actually a ZAGGmate keyboard that has been branded with the Logitech label.  It’s expected to be available in the U.S. this month and will retail for $99.99.  It’s a beauty, and great for those who love to slim down their travel load.