Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad

Of course, just after I *finally* bought myself one of their Ultrathin Keyboard Covers for my iPad 4, Logitech has announced a new iPad keyboard: the FabricSkin Keyboard Folio.

Rather than having a hard plastic keyboard, its keys are integrated directly into the folio’s fabric, which comes in matte leather or woven cotton depending on the color you choose. Both the keyboard surface and the exterior fabric have also been treated with a liquid-repellent coating. This coating, combined with the lack of exposed circuitry between keys, means that coffee spills and the like should be less of a concern than they are with the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover.

Unlike the Ultrathin, the FabricSkin doesn’t have a slot to insert the iPad into when typing. Instead, they cleverly use two sets of hidden magnets to hold the iPad in place. One set holds the iPad at an angle for typing, and the other set allows you to lay the iPad completely flat with the keyboard hidden for media viewing and whatnot. It also has a rechargeable battery that can last up to three months per charge.

The FabricSkin will go on sale in May 2013 for $150, but it’s available for pre-order now.