Logitech has introduced the Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad, which the company claims is the “first iPad keyboard made specially for the classroom environment”.
The design and intended use of the peripheral “offers a hassle-free plug-and-play connectivity”. The Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad also features an integrated Lightning Connector or 30-pin Connector which is needed on newer iPad models.
“Schools are increasingly purchasing iPads for use in the classroom,” said Mike Culver, vice president and general manager of mobility at Logitech. “While tablets are enabling new ways of teaching and testing, there’s a challenge when a teacher needs to simultaneously pair multiple iPads with multiple wireless Bluetooth keyboards. We developed the Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad to specifically solve this problem, so students can now simply plug it in and start typing.”
The keyboard offers a durable, spill-resistant design and a key lifespan of more than five million strokes. The Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad brings Logitech’s “expertise and experience in keyboards to the classroom” according to a prepared statement sent out today from Logitech. The design was ment to offer a “low-profile, full-size keys provide the familiar fluid feedback you’re used to when typing, while saving screen space to make reading and note taking easier”. There are “familiar shortcut keys help you easily access iPad functions, such as copy and paste, Siri and App switching, and an integrated Home button ensures you can get back to the Home screen instantly and easily”.
The Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad is planned to be on display at the 2013 International Society for Technology in Education conference in San Antonio, Texas from June 23-26.