So you have an iPad mini 5 (2019) coming your way, but you want to get some serious work done on it. The best way to do this is to grab a keyboard to go along with your iPad mini 5, of course! While the iPad mini 5 doesn't have a Smart Connector, you can still pair it up with a plethora of Bluetooth keyboards out there. Here are some great options we've rounded up for you.
We love the Logitech K480 because it's a Bluetooth keyboard that does it all. You can pair it up to three devices at once, including your iPad mini 5, and it features a built-in cradle to prop your iPad mini upright while you type away! The dial lets you switch seamlessly between all paired devices, and it's super comfortable to type on since it's a full-size keyboard.
This Bluetooth keyboard from ZAGG combines rugged protection and portable productivity with a unique detachable design. ZAGG's case offers four layers of protection, capable of keeping your mini safe from falls of up to 6.6 feet. The rechargeable on-board keyboard can display up to seven different colors, and an adjustable hinge provide multiple viewing angles.
Let there be light
This ultra-slim option from Arteck is cool because it features seven unique backlight colors on the keyboard, making it easy to use it even in the dark. It is compatible with iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows, so you can use it with pretty much anything, not just your iPad mini 5. The battery on this lasts about six months on a single charge, so you don't need to worry about it.
This Bluetooth keyboard from OMOTON combines elegance and convenience into one package. The keyboard itself has hotkeys that are specifically designed to work with iPads, and there's a slight angle with the keyboard to give you a comfortable typing position. The keyboard also comes with a built-in sliding stand that you can fold out to prop your iPad mini 5 up as you type, giving you the optimal viewing angle.
Fold it up and go
Sometimes you just need a full-size keyboard, but it's a pain to carry around with you everywhere when you need it. This tri-folding keyboard from iClever is super slim and folds up into thirds, so it can fit pretty much anywhere and you'll forget that it's even there because it's so lightweight. It even features three backlight colors and brightness options to help you type on your iPad mini 5 in the dark. Who said you need to sacrifice convenience for comfort?
Can't go wrong with Apple
If you love Apple's keyboards, then you can't go wrong with their own Magic Keyboard. It's a full-size keyboard that will connect to your iPad mini 5 (or Mac or iPhone) via Bluetooth in a few simple steps. It gives you the comfortable feeling of a full-size keyboard, and the multimedia keys should work without issue on your iPad mini.
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There are a ton of keyboard options out there for your iPad mini 5 since it'll connect to any Bluetooth-enabled one, so the sky's the limit! Having a keyboard means you'll be able to quickly type up emails, reports, blog posts, term papers, essays, social network updates, and more without having to use that annoying touch screen keyboard that gets tiresome after a while.
Our favorite is the Logitech K480 Multi-Device Bluetooth Keyboard because that convenient cradle is too good to pass up, especially if you don't already have a case that allows your iPad to stand up yet. If you are looking for a more integrated solution, then check out the ZAGG Rugged Book for iPad mini 5. This keyboard keeps you productive on the go, and more importantly, it protects your keyboard from whatever life happens to throw at it, including drops of up to 6.6 feet!
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Christine Romero-Chan was formerly a Senior Editor for iMore. She has been writing about technology, specifically Apple, for over a decade at a variety of websites. She is currently part of the Digital Trends team, and has been using Apple’s smartphone since the original iPhone back in 2007. While her main speciality is the iPhone, she also covers Apple Watch, iPad, and Mac when needed.
When she isn’t writing about Apple, Christine can often be found at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, as she is a passholder and obsessed with all things Disney, especially Star Wars. Christine also enjoys coffee, food, photography, mechanical keyboards, and spending as much time with her new daughter as possible.