Tuesday, March 12, 2013

3 iPad Mini keyboard cases you can't miss

People's initial interest in Microsoft Surface tablets may partly result from the engaging Type / Touch covers. Fortunately, there have been keyboard accessories for other mainstream tablets as well. If you are already an iPad Mini user, you won't miss the keyboard accessories / cases below.

1. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini

Price: $79.99
Thickness: 0.3 inch
Weight: 7.7 ounces

LOGITECH is almost the first company releasing keyboard case for iPad Mini after its previous success in iPad. Although the 7-inch size is not inherently type-friendly, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover shows excellent performance in a slight and smart way. The keys and space are well defined and the typing experience is just perfect. As a competent keyboard, however, Logitech is not a good cover since it only protects the display, excluding the back and side edges.

2. Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad Mini

Price: $79.99
Thickness: 0.3 inch thick
Weight: 7.7 ounces

Unlike LOGITECH's emphasis on optimal keyboard performance, Belkin is more like a traditional case integrated with a proprietary keyboard. A micro USB port, a power switch and a pairing button are along the right edge, making it as easy to use as other Bluetooth keyboards. As to the keyboard itself, however, it appears a bit awkward due to the relatively smaller keys, which is especially true when users type at a fast speed.

3. Zagg ZAGGkeys Mini 7

Price: $89.99
Thickness: 0.8-inch
Weight: 12.32-ounce

One obvious feature of Zagg keyboard case falls to its solid protection, which makes it even more reliable but less convenient to carry around. Its full QWERTY keyboard seems excellent whereas the fact is that customers can't press each key precisely every time as a result of the tight layout. When the cover is folded, the iPad mini won't sleep, either.

The keyboard cases for iPad Mini undoubtedly bring a lot of convenience to typing. However, people are inclined to buy a well-performed Bluetooth keyboard and a separate case. Another reason is that keyboard-integrated cases are typically come with two colors only (black and white).