Best iPad Air 4 keyboard cases 2023

The iPad Air 4 is a powerhouse in the tablet space. But a keyboard case will take your iPad Air to the next level. A great keyboard case gives you a better typing experience for writing emails, surfing the web, working on documents, or any other writing you do on your iPad Air. Since both the iPad Air 4 and newer iPad Air 5 are the same size, all of these keyboard cases are interchangeable between the two models, and are likely going to be at bargain prices come Black Friday.

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Why a keyboard case for your iPad Air 4?

Even if it's not the newest model, the iPad Air 4 is still one of the best iPads you can buy, offering nearly Pro performance without the price tag. Adding a keyboard case expand your iPad Air's functionality, making it almost like a mini laptop. If you get a keyboard with a trackpad, you can get even closer to the laptop experience, since trackpad support arrived with iPadOS 14. You can use the trackpad for cursor and multi-gesture control, so a keyboard case with a built-in trackpad is what you need for getting serious work done.

Of course, if you're surfing the web, watching movies, and maybe knocking out some emails, a less expensive keyboard without all the bells and whistles is all you'll really need. The newer iPad Air 5 is exactly the same size as the iPad Air 4, so cases are interchangeable between the two. Plus, some cases (like Apple's own Magic keyboard) are even interchangeable between the 11-inch iPad Pro and the iPad Air models, meaning perhaps even the upcoming M2 iPad Pro (opens in new tab) can use these cases. One can hope.

Which of the best iPad Air 4 keyboard cases is for you?

Our top recommendation is the Apple Magic Keyboard. We know it's expensive, but it really is the ultimate iPad keyboard case, designed by Apple engineers to enhance the iPad's functionality in every way. The cantilevered design is so elegant, and it gives you your choice of viewing angles. Plus, the trackpad lets you do so many things quickly, like switch between apps and access the app switcher.

However, if you want something more reasonably priced, the Logitech Folio Touch is a great option for your iPad Air 4. Its fully backlit keyboard means you can type just about anywhere at any time of day. Since it also uses the Smart Connector, you never have to worry about Bluetooth pairing, just pop in your iPad Air and start typing.

Karen S Freeman

Karen is a contributor to as a writer and co-host of the iMore Show. She’s been writing about Apple since 2010 with a year-long break to work at an Apple Store as a product specialist. She's also a contributor at CNET. Before joining iMore in 2018, Karen wrote for Macworld, AppAdvice, WatchAware. She’s an early adopter who used to wait in long lines on release days before pre-ordering made things much easier. Karen is also a part-time teacher and occasional movie extra. She loves to spend time with her family, travel the world, and is always looking for portable tech and accessories so she can work from anywhere.

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