SHARKK is a lesser-known brand of aftermarket Apple accessories, but that shouldn’t take away from their reputation. Their keyboard case is one of the best selling products for the iPad Mini and is more reasonably priced than most competitors. By utilizing Bluetooth, you get wireless keyboard capabilities as well as full 360 degree protection of your precious Apple tablet. The keyboard’s rechargeable battery only takes 3 hours to charge and lasts 60 hours per cycle. SHARKK utilized durable ABS plastic to make the keys and even included function keys to provide convenient access to the home button, screen brightness, and much more.
The NT31B is the mini version of the popular Trent Airbender keyboard case for the standard iPad. It is a “rugged” case meaning that it provides optimal protection from the elements such as dust, dirt, debris, and even water. Yes, I said it! This case is in fact waterproof and is one of the few iPad mini keyboard cases to offer this feature. The keyboard has an ultra-low profile design with optimized keys that make typing a breeze.
The Logitech Ultrathin keyboard cover is also made for the standard-sized iPad and features a unique “click-and-go” design. It snaps onto the front of your iPad when its not in use to protect your screen and then disconnects to hold your iPad at the ideal angle when you’d like to utilize the keyboard. This accessory is dialed down to take up only 8mm of thickness therefore staying ultra-portable and lightweight.
The CoverBot keyboard case for the iPad Mini features a clamshell design that folds elegantly into one piece. It is one of the few models that can be utilize in both a landscape and portrait orientations. The keyboard is bluetooth, is compatible with the iPad’s sleep/awake function, and includes built-in iOS function keys.
This Snugg Mini keyboard case is built with high quality, lightweight build materials and attaches to the iPad mini with its sleek appeal. The design is similar to the Logitech Ultrathin as the case must be removed from the iPad mini in order to utilize the keyboard properly. When attached, you still get full access to all the ports on the iPad Mini and it provides solid protection of the front of your device.
This keyboard case is one of the more expensive options for the iPad Mini, but it is also one of the highest quality. The design is innovative allowing the keyboard to fold completely flat for handheld viewing. The keyboard’s built-in rechargeable battery gets a whopping 2,000 hours of standby battery life as well as 60 hours of active battery life. The keyboard spans a full 7 inches and its keys are well-spaced.
The Poetic KeyBook Mini is made of a slim and durable material that resembles leather. It includes a removable Bluetooth keyboard that has rubberized keys to protect yourself from accidental spills. Subsequently, the rubberized keys also protect the iPad screen as they will not scratch the screen when in the closed position.5 Of The Best Aftermarket Keyboard Cases For The Apple iPad
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