The iPad Air can be a productivity powerhouse when paired with a great keyboard case. We've already put several of them head to head and now Belkin's back with another offering, the QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case. I had issues with some of the design choices Belkin made with the standard QODE Keyboard Case which I outlined in my review. Let's see if Belkin's top of the line offering fares any better in real world use...
We've been taking a look at several different keyboard cases, covers, and folios for the iPad Air. Now that we've reviewed them all individually, it's time to put them all head to head and see how each stacks up when it comes to design, duarability, keyboard layout, and more. So follow along and see which keyboard case for iPad Air, if any, reigns supreme!
One of Belkin's newest cases, the QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case, lets you add a full size keyboard to your iPad Air while adding some pretty good protection at the same time. But does it hold up to real world use and are the compromises that Belkin decided to make worth it? That's what we're going to find out...
Belkin has introduced the Express Dock for iPad, which aims to make it easy to dock and charge your iPad, even if you use a case. The Express Dock uses a built-in Lightning-to-USB connector and a large base to charge the iPad 4 and iPad mini, as well as the iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 5s.
We're already familiar with the Philips Hue set up, a connected, iOS controllable home lighting system. But, what about upping your nerd cred without shelling out hundreds of dollars on WiFi enabled light bulbs? Belkin's WeMo light switch could be just what you're looking for. It connects to WiFi, has an iOS – and Android – app to control things from your smartphone, and works with your regular old light bulbs for a fraction of the price. Android Central's Jerry Hildenbrand has given them a try:
Belkin has announced an update to their Thunderstorm Handheld Home Theater speaker dock that is compatible with the iPad 4. The dock connects through an integrated Lightning connector, and is supposed to enhance the audio of the iPad. The new new dock features an updated design as well as new audio modes, according to Belkin:
For years, Apple made an official dock to accompany a wealth of their products in the iPod and iPhone line. With the replacement of the 30-pin dock connector in the iPhone 5 with Lightning, many – myself included – would have hoped, perhaps expected a new dock from Apple to go with it. That never happened, and so we must look towards the third-party manufacturers, like Belkin. I recently picked up one of their Charge and Sync Docks, and it's a pretty nice little accessory to have sat on my desk. It's good, but by no means perfect. Let's take a look.
Belkin announced Tuesday that it's shipping its Thunderbolt Express Dock, an expansion chassis for Thunderbolt-equipped Macs that provides a Gigabit Ethernet connection, FireWire 800 port, two Thunderbolt ports, three USB 3.0 ports and separate headphone and mic jacks.
Belkin has officially announced the availability of is Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad. What’s so special about this case? Well Belkin claims that it is the thinnest keyboard case available for the iPad coming in at just 6.4mm. It has been manufactured from a revolutionary aluminium alloy and magnets and weighs in at just 17 ounces.