Joining the ranks of Zagg, and what will surely be a handful of iPad Mini accessories before year’s end, is Belkin’s Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini , model F5L145.

The Belkin iPad Mini Keyboard case is a “you see what you get” scenario.  There are no hidden pockets, or over the top functionality.  We can’t speak to the keyboard’s comfort, but Belkin’s says that the keys are “well-spaced”, though by no means expect a full-sized experience.  Connectivity to the iPad Mini comes by way of Bluetooth, and the battery receives its charge using the included miniUSB cord.  According to Belkin you can expect to get 155 hours of typing from a single charge – sorry, no word on standby time, but we’d assume months as this is the norm for most keyboards of this ilk.  The Bluetooth Keyboard is completely removable from the case, so if need be you can use the Belkin iPad Mini Keyboard Case on its own, which will also serve as a stand to hold your iPad Mini in landscape mode, ideal for watching movies on a plane.  Other features include a camera hole cutout, and dedicated media keys.

The Belkin iPad Mini Keyboard Case can be pre-ordered at Amazon now for $80, with shipping commencing in the next few weeks.  Those seeking a brick and mortar experience can head to their local Walmart or Best Buy.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."