Belkin announces a portable keyboard case for the iPad mini

Belkin announces a portable keyboard case for the iPad miniWell known accessory manufacturer Belkin has wasted no time in getting a portable keyboard case ready for the just released iPad mini. The new keyboard case not only offers great protection for your iPad mini but also gives it a well spaced removable Bluetooth keyboard for the times when the on screen keyboard is just not good enough for your needs.

Because the iPad mini enjoys most of the same features as a full-sized iPad, it only makes sense to offer a scaled down version of our award-winning keyboard folio for the iPad mini," said Jamie Elgie, senior director of product management at Belkin. "No matter the size of the device, people want an alternative to touchscreen typing that is comfortable, intuitive and accurate, and our new portable keyboard gives them that option.

With a laptop-style keyboard and well-spaced keys for its size, the Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini helps reduce typing mistakes common on tablets. It also connects simply via Bluetooth® wireless technology and has iPad mini-specific shortcut keys to easily control audio and video. The integrated folio offers sleek, low-profile protection with a smooth inner lining to protect against everyday wear and tear. When not in use, the keyboard folds flat into the case making it easy to pack away and go.

The Bluetooth keyboard has a claimed battery life of 155 hours of use and is recharged via the included USB to Mini USB charging cable. The Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini is available to pre-order today and will cost $79.99. Shipping is currently slated for November; so it should be available very soon.

Source: Belkin

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Belkin announces a portable keyboard case for the iPad mini


It would be great if the Blackberry mini-keyboard & case with embedded trackpad worked with the mini... someone give it a try!!!

I don't think it would fit. And no mouse support on the iPads of course so the trackpad would be useless. Which is too bad because after using my Surface RT for the last two weeks, I find myself really missing a mouse when using my iPad.

i simply love the logitech bluetooth keyboard case for ipad. Using it now. Also, can i just point out how much better the lightening connector is? so much easier to use than the old type (where i always tried the wrong way first)