Now there are two more extreme versions, in two different ways. The Rugged Folio (for iPad from the 7th generation) is built to survive an earthquake, relational dispute or bank lovemaking. The Combo Touch is lighter and less sturdy. Both offer you a keyboard for your iPad. Unlike the Slim Folio, they are not connected with Bluetooth, but via the magnetic connector on the side of the device.
I only recommend the Rugged Folio if you need the extra protection, because it makes your sleek iPad a clumsy thing. Although it meets military requirements for fall protection, the keyboard can handle a glass of water and you can hit someone’s brain with it, it is no longer subtle.
But it works smoothly. With the fold-out position you can place it particularly firmly and the keyboard can also be easily folded on the back. Typing goes smoothly and with the shortcuts at the top you suddenly no longer need the touch control. That much protection costs you 140 euros.
The Combo Touch is slightly more expensive, but this unit can really compete with the Apple original. For 150 euros you have an illuminated keyboard that can also be clicked via the Smart Connector on your iPad and that does not make your iPad much thicker. But the pièce de resistance is the trackpad. Suddenly you have a laptop with a pointer on the screen.
Compared to the Slim Folio and the Rugged Folio, you can also easily remove the keyboard with the Combo Touch, so that you take little extra weight with you.