5 Of The Best Aftermarket Keyboard Cases For The Apple iPad


ZAGGkeys PROfolio+

This keyboard case is made by the well-known brand of mobile accessories ZAGG and offers a backlit keyboard and superior protection. The case uses a patent pending stand that holds your Apple iPad at the precise angle that will give you optimal viewing. The keyboard design features “island style keys” that are designed to provide maximum comfort and typing speeds. Unlike a traditional keyboard, the PROfolio+ features special iPad specific function keys that help you accomplish tasks quickly. Lastly harnesses a magnetic closing mechanism to make sure your iPad is well protected at all times. (Read full review here)

Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 5.28.07 PMBelkin Ultimate

Belkin's Ultimate Keyboard Case gives iPad owners a protective solution that can be adjusted to allow three separate viewing angles that are secured by magnets. The keyboard is very thin standing at only 6.4mm in thickness and the keys are large, similar to laptop keys. The internal battery can withstand a 160 hours of battery life before requiring a recharge, which is longer than most competitors. An interesting feature of this case is the built in “SoundFlow” design that will enhance your iPad's audio performance and clarity without any accessories needed.

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ClamCase Pro

The ClamCase Pro is probably the most laptop-like iPad case, but it is also one of the most expensive keyboard cases on the market. Notable features include an aluminum enclosure and polycarbonate shell which offer your iPad some serious protection. The ClamCase team designed this case with a 360º patented hinge that allows you to utilize the case from multiple angles unlike many competitors whom only allow a single presumed “ideal” angle.

Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 5.52.14 PMTargus Versavu

The Targus Versavu is protective keyboard case with a 360 degree rotating axis thus allowing you to switch from landscape to portrait viewing without removing your iPad from the case. In fact, this case is capable of four different viewing angles allowing added comfort and convenience. The case features precise cutouts for all your iPad's functions, a full QWERTY keyboard, soft-lined interior, built-in stylus holder, and a sleek design that frames your iPad's Apple logo for all to see. The padded exterior material is durable and water resistant thus providing excellent protection and ease of mind!

Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 6.03.39 PMLogitech Ultrathin 

Unlike the competing cases listed within this article, the ultrathin keyboard case features a “clip-and-go” design that uses a magnetic hinge to attach the cover to your iPad. The case is visually appealing and has a sleek look, but lacks the 360 degree protection that some competitors offer. It also includes support for auto wake and sleep functionality which is a big selling point for some people. These features conserve battery power efficiently which is likely why it is possible to get six months of keyboard power on a full charge of the internal battery.

Screen Shot 2013-08-31 at 6.21.45 PMKensington KeyFolio Pr0 2

The Kensington Keyfolio Pro 2 features a 360 degree protective case that has a removable keyboard component. The case's compact 3-in-1 design allows the ability to set viewing angles which range from 20 to 70 degrees. Similar to the Versavu, there is a built-in stylus holder and similar to the Logitech Ultrathin, there is magnetic design to allow auto wake/sleep functionality. The QWERTY keyboard includes function keys which give access to functions like the home button, volume, and brightness.

Are you looking for a keyboard case for the iPad Mini instead of the standard Apple iPad? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered just check out our other article: 6 Of The Best Aftermarket Keyboard Cases For The iPad Mini

Photo Credit: John Federico