Apple’s new iPad mini with Retina Display boasts lots of features in a tiny package, providing users with all the things they love about their iPad mini (it’s lightness, compact size and more) combined with an amazing high-resolution display. It’s as if Apple shrunk down the iPad Air into an even more compact package, sacrificing nothing! Although more expensive than before, it’s said that the iPad mini with Retina Display is the perfect tablet. So if you were one of the many who traded in your old iPad mini to have Apple’s latest and greatest tablet, then you’ll probably need to update all your accessories, too. As always, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of the best iPad mini keyboards that’ll transform the compact tablet into a mini laptop!
12. Zagg Folio Keyboard
At only 6.9mm think, the Zagg Folio is one of the thinnest keyboards on the market. Although it’s smaller and easier to carry, it actually offers 30% more typing room than others and features a pivoting hints that allows you to place your iPad in practically any viewing angle like a laptop screen.
11. ClamCase Pro iPad Mini Keyboard Case
The new ClamCase Pro iPad Mini Keyboard Case ($ 129) pushes your iPad’s productivity into overdrive while still minting it’s slew and lightweight design. Its full QWERTY keyboard allows you to type with precision, while allowing you to choose the perfect angle for all your tasks with the adjustable 360-degree jingle. Then simply flip back the keyboard to bring back the tablet.
10. CoverBot Keyboard Case Notebook Station
For only $29.99, the CoverBot Keyboard Case Notebook Station is ultra thin to protect your iPad mini with Retina display, while providing a built-in Bluetooth keyboard that makes it easier to type. And it doubles as a viewing stand to mount in landscape mode. It also features a Sleep/Wake function and has durable plastic keys for a faster typing response.
9. Alpatronix Removable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case
The multifunction Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case from Alpatronix ($29.95) is made of high-quality vegan leather that protects your iPad mini from wear and tear, while providing premium Chiclet ABS Keys that feel like a normal keyboard and make typing much faster and easier. The rechargeable keyboard provides long periods of use and convenience.
8. Poetic KeyBook Bluetooth Keyboard Case
Made of high-grain leather that will protect your iPad mini, the Poetic KeyBook Bluetooth Keyboard Case ($29.95) is sleek and durable and features a removable Bluetooth keyboard integrates seamlessly with your iiPad Mini 2 with Retina Display and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. It also has an adjustable stand that securely holds your device in landscape mode. Choose from a variety of colors like black, red, green, brown and more.
7. Anker Ultra-Slim Folio Bluetooth Keyboard Case
The magnetically detachable Bluetooth keyboard of the Anker Ultra-Slim Folio Bluetooth Keyboard Case ($29.99) is perfect for typing while you’re out and about. Its ultra-slim design adds maximum protection without weighing you down, while its rubber-coated polycarbonate shell locks your iPad mini in place and absorbs drops and bumps. Opening and closing its cover will automatically trigger its sleep and wake modes.
6. FOME Ball Grain Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard PU Leather Cover Case
Keep your iPad mini with retina display safe and sound with FOME’s ($29.99) high-quality polyurethane leather cover that features a built-in Bluetooth wireless keyboard that makes typing super easy. The case allows you to access all ports without removing the case, while its soft interior keeps the screen from getting scratched.
5. QQ-Tech Removable Detachable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case
Super slim and lightweight, the QQ-Tech Removable Detachable Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard Case ($24.99) protects your iPad mini, while its real laptop-style keys are made from high-end ABS material, replacing the cheap, rough silicone keyboard.
4. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio
The thin, light design of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Folio ($89) frees up valuable screen space on the iPad mini with its fast, fluid and comfortable keyboard. Despite its smaller size, the key size has been maximized for precision typing, while the folio also doubles as a dual-view stand that hods the iPad mini in two ideal positions.
3. Kensington KeyFolio Thin Keyboard Case
The Kensington KeyFolio Thin Keyboard Case was designed to preserve all the benefits you wanted plus the productivity and convenience of a wireless Bluetooth keyboard. With the integrated keyboard, your Retina display will be free from fingerprints and smudges, and makes typing a lot easier when sending emails, web browsing, or using social media. The Keyboard pairs instantly with your iPad to deliver efficient wireless operation and offers high-performance, tactile scissor style keys.
2. Belkin QODE Portable Keyboard Case
The well-spaced keys on the Belkin QODE Portable Keyboard Case ($79.99) features tactile feedback for accurate typing, while shortcut keys allow for easy media control. It connects to your iPad mini via Bluetooth and its durable exterior will keep your device free from scotches and more. It has 155 hours of active battery life and a camera-lens cutout so you don’t have to take off the case when you want to take pictures.
1. Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio
The Griffin Slim Keyboard Folio ($79.99) is a real keyboard, with a real keyboard feel, sized down just enough. Best of all, each key touch gives you the familiar tactile feedback that makes typing flow smoothly and easily. The keyboard connects wirelessly to your iPad mini using Bluetooth, and, with its own long-lived lithium-ion battery, it places no drain on your tablet’s battery.
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.