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Logitech Folio Touch Keyboard Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Nov 23, 2020 at 10:24 am
Logitech Folio Touch Picture
5.5
Mixed usage
4.4
Gaming
4.1
Mobile/Tablet
6.8
Office
4.7
Programming
Connectivity Wireless
Size
Compact (65%)
Mechanical
No

The Logitech Folio Touch is an okay office keyboard. It's designed to be used with an 11-inch iPad Pro or the fourth-generation iPad Air, depending on which variant you get. It connects directly to the iPad via a Smart Connector, so you don't have to charge it, but that means it can't connect to any other device. It has white backlighting that helps if you work in a dark environment, and there's a row of function keys, such as a search button, lock key, and media keys. It offers an okay typing quality, but its compact size may take some time to get used to. It also has a trackpad so you can turn your iPad into a laptop, but we don't test for this.

Our Verdict

5.5 Mixed usage

The Logitech Folio Touch is a disappointing overall keyboard. It can only work with an iPad Air or iPad Pro, depending on which variant you get. It offers an okay typing experience and has decent ergonomics. However, it's bad for gaming or programming as it lacks macro keys and doesn't work with any system besides iPadOS.

Pros
  • Light typing experience.
  • Light and compact.
Cons
  • Can't be used with other device besides iPad Pro or Air.
  • No multi-device pairing.
4.4 Gaming

The Logitech Folio Touch is bad for gaming. It's not designed for this use and can only connect to your iPad Pro. It lacks macro-programmable keys, but the keys are light to press.

Pros
  • Light typing experience.
Cons
  • No macro keys.
  • No dedicated software.
  • Rubber dome switches don't offer tactile feedback.
4.1 Mobile/Tablet

The Logitech Folio Touch is poor for mobile use. It can only connect to your iPad Pro, and you can't use it with any other device. Still, it's a compact keyboard that's light to carry around and it feels well-built.

Pros
  • Light and compact.
Cons
  • Can't be used with other device besides iPad Pro or Air.
  • No multi-device pairing.
6.8 Office

The Logitech Folio Touch is okay for office use. It offers okay typing quality that shouldn't cause too much fatigue after long periods of use, but it can only connect to your iPad. It has decent ergonomics and the typing noise is quiet so that it shouldn't bother people around you.

Pros
  • Light typing experience.
  • Decent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Can't be used with other device besides iPad Pro or Air.
4.7 Programming

The Logitech Folio Touch is bad for programming. It only works with iPadOS and you can't connect it to any other device. It also lacks macro-programmable keys. However, it has decent ergonomics and offers an okay overall, light typing experience.

Pros
  • Light typing experience.
  • Decent ergonomics.
Cons
  • No macro keys.
  • No dedicated software.
  • Can't be used with other device besides iPad Pro or Air.
  • 5.5 Mixed usage
  • 4.4 Gaming
  • 4.1 Mobile/Tablet
  • 6.8 Office
  • 4.7 Programming

Test Results

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Design
Design
Dimensions
Height
0.3" (0.7 cm)
Width 10.0" (25.5 cm)
Depth 7.5" (19.1 cm)
Weight 1.4 lbs (0.6 kg)

The Logitech Folio Touch is slightly bigger than an 11-inch iPad Pro, so it covers the screen nicely. The keyboard and case have a height of 0.86" (2.19 cm) when it's closed.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

It has good build quality. Despite its plastic build, it feels well-made and shouldn't cause too many issues for most people. The case is wrapped in a fabric material. The part that holds the iPad is made of thick rubber-like material and feels like it should protect the iPad well, but we don't test for this. The keyboard itself has ABS plastic keycaps that feel slippery and there's a rattle when you shake it. It flexes easily when you actually try to flex it, but there aren't any problems when it's lying flat on a table. Since there aren't any feet underneath, it slides around easily, but the incline flap feels sturdy and shouldn't move while you're typing.

7.0
Design
Ergonomics
Board Design
Straight
Incline Settings
0
Wrist Rest No

This keyboard has decent ergonomics. There aren't any incline settings and there's no wrist rest, but there's an area where you can place your wrist next to the trackpad. Due to its low profile, it shouldn't feel fatiguing typing on it for long periods.

6.3
Design
Backlighting
Backlighting Yes
Color White
Brightness Settings
Yes
Individually Backlit Keys
No

The keyboard has white backlighting, which helps if you work in a dark environment. However, it's barely noticeable in a bright environment. There are two dedicated buttons to increase or decrease brightness. It automatically adjusts to your environment's lighting and it turns off when not in use, and turns back on when you press any key.

Design
Cable
Detachable
No
Length N/A
Connector (Keyboard side) No Cable

Unlike the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, the Logitech Folio Touch doesn't have a cable for charging. Instead, it connects to your iPad via the Smart Connector and takes its power from there, so you won't ever have to charge the keyboard.

0
Design
Wireless Versatility
Bluetooth
No
Proprietary Receiver
No
Multi-Device Pairing
No
Battery Type
No Batteries

The keyboard connects directly to the iPad via the Smart Connector, and you can't use it with any other device.

Design
Extra Features
Media Keys
Dedicated
Macro Programmable Keys
No
Extra Controls
Trackpad
USB Passthrough
No
Numpad No
Windows Key Lock
No

The Logitech Folio Touch has a few extra features including a top row of dedicated media keys, brightness buttons, lock key, etc. There's an 'On Screen' button that displays the keyboard on the screen, and there's a search button to open Siri. It has a trackpad, but we don't test for this. There are also slots in the case to place either your Apple Pencil or Logitech Crayon, but we also don't test for this.

Design
In The Box

  • Logitech Folio Touch
  • User guide

Typing Experience
Typing Experience
Keystrokes
Key Switches
Rubber Dome
Feel
Tactile
Actuation Force
38.3 gf
Pre-Travel
0.76 mm
Total Travel
1.10 mm

The Logitech Folio Touch has rubber dome switches with a low profile and are light to press. Unlike most switches, its reset point is instantaneous at the same time as its actuation point. This means you can't hold down a key for it to repeat continuously.

6.5
Typing Experience
Typing Quality

The Logitech Folio Touch has an okay typing quality. It's better than the Logitech Slim Folio Pro, but not as good as the Brydge Pro. It's a compact model that may take some time getting used to and you may notice more typos than usual when you first use it. However, there's enough spacing between the keys to help reduce typos. The ABS keycaps feel okay and they don't wobble, but there's nothing special about them. Due to the low profile, you shouldn't feel any fatigue in your wrists after typing for long periods, but your fingers may feel fatigued due to the compact keys. Overall, it offers okay typing quality for what it's meant to be used for.

Typing Experience
Typing Noise
Noise
Very Quiet

This keyboard is very quiet and shouldn't bother people around you.

Software and Operating System
0
Software and Operating System
Software
Software No Software
Account Required
No Software
Profiles
No Profile
Onboard Memory
No
Cloud Sync
No
Backlight Programming
No
Macro Programming
No
Software Windows Compatible
No
Software macOS Compatible
No

The Logitech Folio Touch doesn't have dedicated software that you can download on Windows or macOS. There's a Logitech Control app that's available on the Apple App Store, and you can use it to update the keyboard's firmware or adjust the backlight settings. However, we don't test for this and don't consider mobile apps as software.

0.6
Software and Operating System
Keyboard Compatibility
Windows No
macOS No
Linux No
Android No
iOS No
iPadOS Full

The Logitech Folio Touch is designed to only be used with the 11-inch iPad Pro and there's a variant for the fourth-generation iPad Air. It can't connect with any other device.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the Logitech Folio Touch for 11-inch iPad Pro in graphite, and there's a gray variant for the fourth-generation iPad Air. For the most part, we expect our results to be valid for the iPad Air variant as well.

Color iPad
Graphite 1st and 2nd Gen 11" iPad Pro
Gray 4th Gen iPad Air

If you have a Logitech Folio Touch that's different from ours, let us know and we'll update the review. You can see the label for our unit here.

Compared To Other Keyboards

The Logitech Folio Touch isn't as versatile as other iPad keyboards we've tested because it connects directly to the iPad and not via Bluetooth. Still, if you have an 11-inch iPad Pro or a fourth-generation iPad Air, it delivers decent overall performance for what it's designed for. However, there are less costly options that you can use with other devices, such as the Brydge Pro. Also see our recommendations for the best keyboards for iPad, the best wireless keyboards, and the best keyboards.

Apple Magic Keyboard

The Apple Magic Keyboard is better than the Logitech Folio Touch. The Apple can be used with any Apple operating software, such as macOS and iOS, and it has a much better typing experience. It also has a much better build quality and it's lighter. However, the Logitech has backlighting and doesn't have a battery, so you don't need to worry about recharging it.

Logitech Slim Folio Pro

The Logitech Slim Folio Pro is better than the Logitech Folio Touch. The Slim Folio Pro can be used with 11 and 12.9-inch iPads and connects via Bluetooth, so you can still use it with any device. However, the Folio Touch offers a better typing experience and since it doesn't have a battery, you don't have to worry about charging it.

Brydge Pro

The Brydge Pro is much better than the Logitech Folio Touch. The Brydge feels better-built, has much better typing quality, and thanks to its Bluetooth support, it can connect to any other device. However, the Logitech doesn't have a battery, so you don't need to worry about charging it.

Fintie Soft TPU Keyboard Case For iPad 7th Gen

The Fintie Soft TPU Keyboard Case For iPad 7th Gen is a bit better than the Logitech Folio Touch, but they're meant to be used with different iPads. The Fintie connects via Bluetooth and is compatible with most common operating systems. However, the Logitech has a better typing quality, feels better-built, and has backlighting.

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