With no end in sight to the rampant
popularity of the iPad and iPad 2, Logitech continues to roll out more
support for the top-selling tablet.
Designed to work with the iPad 2, Logitech announced the Fold-Up
Keyboard for iPad. Powered by Bluetooth, the keyboard attaches to the
bottom of the iPad and is designed to travel with the Apple tablet.
When in use, two sides of the keyboard rotate out and lock into place
to form a full-sized keyboard. When the keyboard is unfolded and locked
into place, it automatically powers up for use with the iPad 2. It also
turns off automatically when unfolded and can be recharged through a USB
connection. It’s also compatible with the iPad 2 Smart Cover, thus both
can be used to protect each side of the iPad 2. The keyboard also acts
as a stand when in use and includes a variety of keyboard shortcuts to
highlight areas of text within an app like Pages.
also announced the release of a thumb-stick style joystick for the iPad
or iPad 2 specifically for use in games that require an on-screen
joystick. The clear plastic joystick attaches to the corner of the iPad
with two small suction cups and uses a coiled spring to return the
joystick to the center position. When not in use, the joystick comes
with a small carrying case to travel with the tablet. A sampling of
notable, compatible games include Madden NFL 11, Splinter Cell
Conviction, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, Assassin’s Creed:
Altair’s Chronicles, N.O.V.A. 2 Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance,Resident
Evil 4, Ultimate Spider-man: Total Mayhem, Geometry Wars: Touch and Real Racing 2 HD.
The Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard for iPad is heading to both the United States and Europe in September. Priced higher than the Logitech Keyboard case by ZAGG,
the folding keyboard will run an approximate retail price of $129.99.
The Logitech Joystick for iPad will be released in the same locales in
September for an approximate retail price of $19.99.