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Apple iPad Air

What is the Best iPad Air Case With Keyboard Available?

Best iPad Air Case With Keyboard

The Apple iPad Air is thin, light, and extremely portable. Add one of the Best iPad Air Case with Keyboard to make it an ideal productivity tool when you are on the move. When you pair it with an excellent keyboard case you might be amazed just how much work you will be able to get done without the need to touch a desktop computer. A large number of Apps in the Apple App Store include support for Bluetooth keyboard shortcuts thereby making it more convenient than ever to efficiently deal with our emails, calendars, task lists, and a great deal more.

Introduction

All current versions of the iPad Air are almost identical in size. As a result, most of the cases with keyboard listed below with fit both the iPad Air and the iPad Air 2. Check the Compatibility section for more details or take a look at the Apple Website.

We’ve reviewed many of the most popular keyboard cases readily available for the iPad Air and refined our recommendations to only a few. We’re certain that regardless of how you may use your iPad Air while traveling, one of these keyboard cases is going to be the ideal yor your specific requirements!

Top 5 Best iPad Air Case With Keyboard that you can buy.

Product Type Dimensions (in) Weight (oz) Customer Rating Price
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air Shell 9.4 x 6.7 x 0.3 11.8 4.5/5.0 Check Price
Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case Folio 9.6 x 7 x 0.7 14.7 3.5/5.0 Check Price
Logitech Fabric Skin Keyboard Folio Folio 10 x 7.3 x 0.7 14.4 3.0/5.0 Check Price
  Arteck Ultra-Thin Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case Cover  Folio  9.5 x 7 x 0.7  11.7  4.4/5.0 Check Price
Brydge 9.7 Bluetooth Keyboard  Shell  5.5 x 1.1 x 7.1  19.0  4.6/5.0 Check Price

Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

Product Description

As always, the Logitech Ultrathin is one of the top selling models. This version is sized to fit the iPad Air Original and retains all of the qualities that were excellent in previous models. This has to be the easiest case to live with. It attaches securely, detaches easily, and offers the best balance between portability and typing experience. It has a similar feel to the keys as on a MacBook.

The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is available in gray or white. It is also very reasonably priced considering the functionality and the usability. There are many other cheaper models offering a cheap keyboard. Additionally, the more expensive models don’t necessarily give you for a bigger investment.

Specification

  • Style: Shell
  • Size: 6.7 x 0.3 x 9.4 inches
  • Weight: 11.8 ounces
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Battery: Rechargeable with USB cable

Compatibility

  • iPad Air Original

Pros

  • Good feel to the keys
  • Easy to attach/detach
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Weak edge/hinge magnets
  • Almost doubles iPad Air thickness

Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case

Product Description

This model is not cheap, however, it is actually the most usable and complete keyboard case available on the market. It has a keyboard that is easy to type on, with all the keys in the right places. The keys are also backlit, which is useful in dimly lit rooms. The Qode Ultimate Pro has the ability to pair with two devices, so you can also use it with your smartphone.

Unlike with most of the other iPad Air cases with keyboards, you can use your iPad Air in landscape or portrait orientation. Portrait can be especially useful when working on documents or taking notes. Additionally, you can position the iPad at either of two angles.

The Qode Ultimate Pro’s protective top case easily detaches from the keyboard, letting you bring just the iPad Air with you. Even better, that top case is a perfect fit for Apple’s Smart Cover, letting you keep your iPad Air completely protected when you leave the keyboard at home. No other iPad Air keyboard can match the Qode Ultimate Pro’s adaptability.

Specification

  • Style: Folio
  • Size: 14.4 x 9.6 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 14.7 ounces
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Battery: Rechargeable – up to 3 months of power on a single charge

Compatibility

  • iPad Air Original

* Note:
Bluetooth pairing problem can be resolved by resetting the keyboard memory. Hold down all four corner buttons on the keyboard. The light will then flash blue and your done. Then just repair the case with your iPad.

Pros

  • Backlit keys with 3 brightness levels
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Portrait or landscape orientation
  • Supports pairing with two devices

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Frequently need to re-pair iPad/keyboard with Bluetooth (with IOS 8.1.1*)

Logitech Fabric Skin Keyboard Folio

Product Description

FabricSkin from Logitech is one of the two amazing iPad Air keyboard cases they’ve made. It’s one of the thinnest keyboard folios that have an interesting minimalist design and extremely user friendly.

Needless to say, the iPad Air fits perfectly, the folio case is easy to carry around and you can pop it open securely. The keyboard in itself is ergonomic, strong and comes with essential shortcuts that allow you to copy, cut and paste.

On regular use of about 2 hours per day, Logitech FabricSkin promises a 3-month-long battery life.

Specification

  • Style: Folio
  • Size: 10 x 7.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Battery: Rechargeable – up to 3 months of power on a single charge

Compatibility

  • iPad Air Original

Pros

  • Ultrathin design
  • Auto on/off wakes/sleeps iPad

Cons

  • Doesn’t protect the back of the iPad Air
  • Magnetic closure not 100% secure

Arteck Ultra-Thin Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case Cover

Product Description

The Arteck Ultra-Thin Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case Cover is specially designed to fit the iPad (5th generation 2017) and the iPad Air 1st Generation. It has a thin, lightweight design with a Built-In Stand Groove that allow the iPad be tilted up to 130 degree to provide the most comfortable viewing position.

It features a standard Mac keyboard layout with larger keys for a more relaxed typing experience. The keyboard cover also supports the iPad’s auto sleep/wake feature. The internal battery will fully charge in about 2 hours and give you about 100 hours of uninterrupted use.

Specification

  • Style: Folio
  • Size: 9.5 x 7 x 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Battery: Rechargeable with USB cable

Compatibility

  • iPad Air
  • iPad 5

Pros

  • Standard Mac keyboard layout
  • Hinges allow the iPad be tilted up to 130 degree
  • Keyboard cover includes the auto sleep/wake feature
  • Charge in 2 hours for 100 hours use

Cons

  • Only protects the front of the iPad when closed

Brydge 9.7 Bluetooth Keyboard

Product Description

The Brydge 9.7 Bluetooth Keyboard is specifically designed for the Apple iPad 9.7, Pro 9.7, Air 1 & 2. This keyboard can turn your iPad into almost a MacBook style experience. The Lightweight aluminum body gives added strength, style, for a solid look and feel. The Brydge 9.7 only weighs 18oz to keep mobility simple and light, and a quality texture and feel to match your iPad.

It provides the possibility of viewing angles from 0-180° through a strong hinge and is easy to connect or remove your iPad. The LED Backlit keys provide for easy typing experience in low to no light conditions.

Specification

  • Style: Shell
  • Size: 5.5 x 1.1 x 7.1 inches
  • Weight: 19.0 ounces
  • Interface: Bluetooth
  • Battery: Rechargeable with USB cable

Compatibility

  • iPad Air 1
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad 9.7
  • iPad Pro 9.7

Pros

  • Backlit keyboard
  • Hinges allow the iPad be tilted up to 180 degrees
  • Strong hinge
  • Soft click keys

Cons

  • Backlight keys shorten battery life

Conclusion

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover continues Logitech’s great line of Ultrathin keyboards. It is very easy to detach the keyboard when not in use and offers the best value for money.

The Belkin’s Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case is a more versatile keyboard, offering the option of either portrait or landscape orientations. The addition of backlit keys makes this an ideal option for low light situations.

The Logitech Fabric Skin Keyboard Folio is yet another one of Logitech’s great line of Ultrathin keyboards. While providing more protection to your iPad Air, it’s not as good a choice as the Ultrathin Keyboard cover.

The Arteck Ultra-Thin Bluetooth Keyboard Folio Case Cover has a thin and lightweight design. With it’s standard Mac keyboard layout with larger keys will provide a more relaxed typing experience for the serious user

The Brydge 9.7 Bluetooth Keyboard being specifically designed for the Apple iPad, can turn your iPad into almost a MacBook style experience. The solid hinge and soft klick keys make for an enjoyable typing experience.

Still Not What You Are Looking For?


What’s your favorite iPad Air Case With Keyboard?

From our list of cases with keyboards for the iPad Air, which one would you consider? There will surely be more to choose from in the coming weeks, if none of these pique your interest. Let us know how you prefer to tackle your typing on the new iPad Air by leaving a comment in the appropriate box.

iPad Guru
iPad Guru

Hi there, my name is Stuart and I love all things related to the Apple iPad and especially the Mini iPad. I bought my first Mini iPad when I was doing a lot of traveling. I wanted to be even more productive so my ideal solution was to invest an iPad Case with a Keyboard.

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