Now that you’ve ran out and bought Apple’s latest tablet – the iPad Air – you’re probably in the market for a keyboard to accompany your new device. Well search no further! We’ve compiled a list of the best keyboards for you new iPad Air. All of them feature a convenient folio setup so you get both a keyboard and a protective case in one packages, which translates to you saving money on what would otherwise be an additional iPad Air accessory.
8. Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case
A keyboard and case in one convenient design is what you get with the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case that’s thin enough to fit into any purse or bag. it features high-performance materials that protects the back of your iPad Air, which doubles as a stand. Made of aircraft quality alloy, it retails for $129 and comes in three colors. Its well-space, responsive keys make it easy to type and also includes iPad specific shortcut keys.
7. Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard Pro
With the Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard Pro, you get faster typing in an updated business portfolio case that features a full-QWERTY keyboard that has real-click keys for laptop-like fast typing. It removable–magnetically clips into two positions on case, or detaches for typing anywhere, while its super long battery life is great for work anytime, anyplace. Get it now for $149.99.
6. Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio
Art and technology combine to create the Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio that sells for $149.99. With its light Bluetooth keyboard and wipe-clean keys, you’re be able to get your work done as if you were at an actual laptop!
5. Kensington KeyFolio Pro Keyboard Folio
The black faux leather folio with removable Bluetooth keyboard makes for a great addition for any professional using the iPad Air. It’s perfect for those who wants both protection and a keyboard for their new tablet, as well as a great price at $99.99. The typical keyboard layout lets you type quickly without fear of hitting the wrong keys. There’s also a top row of iPad “function” keys above the number keys that’s useful for controlling music playback, Siri, or bringing up the virtual keyboard on the screen.
4. Zagg Folio Black with Backlit Keyboard
For $99, the Zagg Folio Black with Backlit Keyboard is small in size but offers offers 30% more typing room than other folios. It also features a pivoting hinge that allows you to place your iPad any viewing angle, similar to a laptop screen. Open it up, you can set it to your preferred angle to type in ultimate comfort.
3. Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio
The Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio is a real keyboard, with a real keyboard feel so that your fingers can easily type as if they were typing on a laptop. The keyboard sports the familiar Mac OS key layout, complete with Command and Option keys, and dedicated keys for volume, brightness, and cursor control. The folio features an envelope-style flap where you slide in your iPad, and you can flip out the easel stand in back to prop the screen, as hidden magnets secure the easel and hold the folio shut. Get it now for only $79.99.
2. Targus Versavu Keyboard Case
For $69.46, you can get the Versavu Keyboard Case that features a patent-pending innovative slide rail allows you to adjust to the screen angle that is perfect for you. Customize your viewing angles in both portrait and landscape. The removable Bluetooth 3.0 wireless QWERTY keyboard delivers a great combination of typing and comfort. It can be fully removed from the case so you can type in a comfortable position
1. M-Edge Stealth Pro Keyboard
You’ll be able to type in comfort with the M-Edge Stealth Pro Keyboard that features a removable Bluetooth keyboard that easily slides out of the case whenever you want to take it out. You can also stand the device at any angle with GripTrack technology. It’s all packed in a super slim package for $99.99.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.