Almost Everything about this iPad accessory screams superb design. The sleek outer metallic casing, matching the iPad perfectly when it closes shut with the subtle magnetic mechanism. It does make it look like smart little laptop with the ultimate touch screen capability when the logitech keyboard is assembled with the iPad. Not that I wanted to make it look like a laptop (far from it) but it is quite amusing in a way. It does stop looking like a laptop though when you flip the iPad round and use it in portrait mode. That's very useful for me because I use the tablet mainly in portrait rather than landscape.
The set up is very easy, as soon as you switch it on (make sure your iPad is already Bluetooth enabled via the general settings) they pair up and you can start using it. The feel of the keys is excellent, very light and bouncy enough to make it worthwhile for reasonable fast typing. Great for blogs, emails, writing documents longer than a couple of paragraphs (the screen keypad does get a bit tiring sometimes after long use). In fact I am writing this review using the new keyboard. It does take repetitive strain out of using the iPad for long periods if you are doing plenty of writing on it. This was the main reason I got this smart case, as well as for some solid protection of the iPad screen when I am carrying it around in my travel bag.
The magnetic holding design is excellent and it is quite amazing how fine the recess of keys is to make sure they don't actually touch the screen when you close it over.
My only gripe is that there is no hash (#) key on the keyboard, considering it is used quite often these days (eg on Twitter) so to get the hash symbol, you need to bring up the on screen keyboard and then click through on screen as usual, not very clever on that. Hence 4 stars instead of 5 as my score.