What the tablet makers taketh, Logitech giveth
It's an established truth that tablets make compromises, whether for better or worse. And it's for that reason that Logitech is launching the Logitech Keyboard Case, Logitech Wireless Speaker, Logitech Tablet Keyboard; three gadgets joining the growing number that aim to fill in some of the gaps that tablet designers have left in their products.
The Keyboard Case is an iPad-2 exclusive, combining a protective cover for Apple's latest tablet with a Bluetooth keyboard. Actually, case is something of a misnomer as the design is more like a lid than a sheath - there's no protection around the back of any iPad 2 nestled inside.
Still, the rigid design will keep scratches away from the screen and the keyboard's 10-hour battery life matches that of the iPad 2, so running out of charge won't be an issue. At £89.99 it's an expensive accessory, in line with the product it aims to accessorise.
The Tablet Keyboard drops the case and £40 from its asking price, and comes in both iPad and Android versions, with the former packing Apple-centric keys, the latter a compacted Windows layout and both featuring media and volume controls via an fn-key. The Tablet Keyboard's own case folds out to become a stand for any connected tablet and like the Keyboard Case, connection is via Bluetooth. Battery life isn't stated, but with power coming from four AAA batteries it's not likely to be amazing.
Last up in Logitech's tablet accessory range is the Wireless Speaker. Again, this connects using Bluetooth, with A2DP support ensuring there's sufficient bandwidth to get decent quality stereo audio from your device to the speaker. A built-in rechargeable battery is clamed to provide 10 hours of playback, although that will vary with volume. A 3.5mm jack is provided for use with devices that can't use the built-in Bluetooth. At £89.99 the Logitech Wireless isn't cheap for a Bluetooth speaker, so we'd advise listening to one in a shop before splashing out.