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Logitech releases waterproof, mechanical Key-to-go keyboard for iOS devices

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Logitech is offering spill-resistance and mechanical keys with its new Key-to-go keyboard
Logitech is offering spill-resistance and mechanical keys with its new Key-to-go keyboard
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A look at Logitech's new Key-to-go wireless keyboard
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A look at Logitech's new Key-to-go wireless keyboard
Logitech is offering spill-resistance and mechanical keys with its new Key-to-go keyboard
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Logitech is offering spill-resistance and mechanical keys with its new Key-to-go keyboard
Typing on Logitech's new Key-to-go Bluetooth keyboard
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Typing on Logitech's new Key-to-go Bluetooth keyboard
A look at the keys under the spill-resistant cover
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A look at the keys under the spill-resistant cover

Logitech, a company that's no stranger to making keyboards for all kinds of devices, is launching Key-to-go – a new wireless iOS keyboard that features mechanical keys and a waterproof covering. This means users get the feedback of mechanical keys without having to worry about spills.

With this keyboard, Logitech has elected to leave off any method of attaching it to an iPad. This makes it easier to use with an iPhone or Apple TV, as it's just a simple Bluetooth keyboard that connects easily – users looking for an iPad case and keyboard combination are going to want to look elsewhere.

The main selling point of Logitech's new Key-to-go offering is the FabricSkin that covers the entirety of the keyboard. This makes it resistant to spills and dirt, which means users can safely type anywhere without worrying about their keyboard getting ruined. Waterproof keyboards aren't new, but what makes this one stand out is the fact that mechanical keys are tucked under that spill-resistant coating.

The keyboard itself looks to have large enough keys to type comfortably. The device is 9.53 inches (242 mm) long, 5.39 inches (137 mm) tall, and 0.24 inches (6 mm) deep. There's no number pad, so all of that space is used to accommodate traditional keys and a few iOS shortcuts.

Logitech is offering its new keyboard for preorder in red, teal, and black for US$69. The company did not announce an exact ship date, but it did say that it intends for it to hit the streets in November.

The video below shows Logitech's new Key-to-go keyboard in use.

Source: Logitech

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James Smith
Decades ago, IBM had an entirely electronic keyboard that worked as I recall upon capacitance, much as many elevator buttons. During development, they discovered operators didn't like the lack of "touch" compared to mechanical keyboards. To combat this, the installed an unsophisticated haptic feedback. This was nothing more than a small electro magnet that made a short vibration with each key press. The power of the vibration, but not the duration could be adjusted mechanically with a small screw under the keyboard. I often took service calls where operators didn't like the keyboard "feel." I'd make very small adjustments until they were satisfied it was "much better, thank you." Ironically, most of the time, I had to reduce the feedback from the factory settings. Experienced operators seemed to like much lower levels of feedback that newer operators. That's a lesson that can be carried over to other areas, I think. ;)