Upon unpacking, it is clear that the build quality is excellent. It looks fantastic and complements the iPad Mini aesthetically. It works really well as a stand, and if you choose to use it as a cover, it automatically turns the screen on and off (using the magic of the magnets).
When I type using a physical keyboard, I don't look at the keys. I learnt to touch-type from an early age. I rely on 'muscle memory'.
When I started typing on this, for the first time, I became annoyed:
💔 Some keys are "missing", some keys in the "wrong" place - understand that it's compromised. (Whenever I mean to type 'the', I always type 'yhe'. 😡) Super frustrating! (Sadly, the autocorrect appears to be turned off; I really wish Logitech hadn't done this - it would have helped so much!)
Get used to no longer having a [dedicated] key for:
❌ CAPS LOCK - because the 'A' key has taken its place [You can press Function + A to invoke it] ❌ TAB key (it's shaved off because the keyboard is so narrow) [you have to press Function + Q]. Whereas I hardly ever use CAPS LOCK, I use TAB all the time. 😞
👎 i don't like that the built in autocorrecy and autocaps has been turned off. It's a little painful. (hence yhe state of this review!!) I should also add that I am a yerrible speller and i really rely on the msgic of the software to fix my goofs.
If you dont touch type, but hunt & peck with two fingers, i yhink you will *love* yhis. For you, this is definitely a ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ product. i am jusy used yo not looking at the keys as i type. (I know I'm fairly unusual in that respect)
i hate to say it - the onscreen keyboard may be better. 😕 ⛔ My initial reaction is to say that I don't recommend this keyboard.
HERE'S WHAT IS BRILLIANT ABOUT THE DEVICE: ======================================
✅ As a stand, it is excellent! ✅ It has a switch for on/off (i.e. it is binary). So it won't accidentally turn itself on whilst it's in your bag. (Compare and contrast to the Apple wireless keyboard, which has a featherlight touch button on the side, which looks cool but can be so annoying!) ✅ High quality key switches - mechanical (not just plastic membrane)
BOTTOM LINE ===========
I really admire Logitech's effort, but this keyboard is frustrating. Other than the layout, the design and engineering is amazing.