Today, Logitech introduced Rugged Combo 3 Touch, a slim, protective keyboard case with integrated Multi-Touch trackpad for iPad (7th and 8th generation) perfect for faculty and students of all levels. Rugged Combo 3 Touch features 5 helpful use modes to support the many ways teachers teach and students learn and sealed, pry-resistant keys that hold up in even the most active learning environments. Designed in collaboration with educators, faculty, administrators and IT specialists, Rugged Combo 3 Touch helps students and educators alike stay productive and mobile while working in any setting. It is available in select countries for purchase through designated Logitech and Apple Education channels.
The new high-precision trackpad delivers a super responsive and reliable navigation experience with no pairing required. With a keyboard and trackpad, students and educators can be even more productive on iPad and use Multi-Touch™ trackpad gestures to swipe, pinch, and double tap their way through any assignment or task. This powerful trackpad makes navigating, editing, and creating on iPad easier, faster, and more precise compared to using your finger.
Rugged Combo 3 Touch’s sturdy design and construction can withstand drops of up to 4.5 ft (1.4 m) and is built to take on daily wear and tear students can dish out in classrooms, backpacks, and dorm rooms. The snug, form-fit case keeps the front, back, and corners of iPad protected.
A durable high-performance membrane seals in the keyboard, protecting it from prying fingers and other classroom mishaps. The keys truly cannot be plucked off due to this non-removable, sealed membrane covering over the keys. If an accident does occur, crumbs and dirt can be safely wiped clean. All of this helps to preserve the keyboard and extend its lifespan to minimize repair work for IT managers. A full row of iPadOS® shortcut keys gives students convenient one-tap access to common controls like volume, media controls, and more.
The Rugged Combo 3 Touch keyboard uses Smart Connector technology to connect to iPad instantly—no pairing required. Power comes directly from the iPad so you never have to charge the keyboard. Plus the physical connection is the only data transfer point, making it a secure solution for testing and exams.
With five versatile use modes and an adjustable kickstand, Rugged Combo 3 Touch easily allows students and educators to go from the living room to the classroom and even the great outdoors with one handy tool that does it all. Rugged Combo 3 is flexible enough for any task or assignment:
- Type Mode: Pull out the adjustable kickstand and type away.
- View Mode: Fold the keyboard and pull out the kickstand to watch educational videos and more.
- Sketch Mode: Collapse the screen to sketch or take handwritten notes with Logitech Crayon.
- Read Mode: Fold the keyboard back to read books, articles, and more
- Camera Mode: Once the keyboard is folded back, slide it down to expose the camera so you can take photos and videos or use augmented reality learning apps.
Rugged Combo 3 Touch even has a convenient spot to stow Apple Pencil (1st generation) or Logitech Crayon in the handy magnetic latch, so it’s always in reach and ready to use. And the large asset tagging window on the back of the Rugged Combo 3 Touch makes it easy to label and manage devices.
Rugged Combo 3 Touch, for use with iPad (7th and 8th generation), is available in June for $119.99 USD in select countries via Logitech Education Channels and Apple Education Channels. Contact your educational reseller to purchase.