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Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 07:09 am PT (10:09 am ET)

Logitech's iPad FabricSkin Folios feature slim, Surface-like cloth keyboards

Logitech on Tuesday announced two new iPad accessories, one of which leverages a novel case design to give Apple's iPad a keyboard while still maintaining a slim profile for the tablet.



The FabricSkin Keyboard Folio has a Bluetooth keyboard fused into the case's interior fabric, providing users with full-size keys and tactile feedback like one would expect from a traditional keyboard. The fabric of the keyboard has been treated with a liquid-repellent coating, and hidden magnets allow for positioning the iPad in two arrangements.

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The Logitech Folio is designed for the iPad or iPad mini, with the same materials and style as the Keyboard Folio, but minus the keyboard. It features magnetic closures to lower the possibility of the tablet's screen being damaged while in transit, and its four-way flip stand allows users to view their tablets without having to hold it in hand.

The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio and Folio for iPad and iPad mini are both designed to protect the front and back of the iPad, and both pair that protection haute couture design cues determining the color palette and overall look of the devices. They're available in a range of colors, including Electric Blue, Sunflower Yellow, and Mars Red Orange. Customers can also choose from a number of fabrics, including matte leather and woven cotton.

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The Logitech Folio for iPad and iPad mini is available for preorder now from Logitech and retails at $70. The Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio is also available for preorder, and it retails for $150. Both accessories are expected to ship in May of this year.