Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2
The Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2
is actually an Apple iPad Air 2 case with a Bluetooth keyboard that
doubles as a cover. This way, both the tablet's front and back are
It is available in black and white (version tested).
This package does, however, add considerable bulk - 490g and 1.8cm - to the iPad Air 2.
The aluminum keyboard has backlighted keys with three levels of glare. It can connect to two Bluetooth of the devices (IOS or Mac) at the same time.A port of microphone-USB is at the bottom to charge the battery. A full load is supposed to last one year, even with the use continues.
Also at the bottom an aileron with an integrated magnetic tape is who connects herself to the magnetic tapes back of the case - verticals and horizontal.
Thus you groove your iPad in the vigorous one but the rather thick case, connect the case to the aileron with the magnetic tapes, and narrow the case to put the iPad to sleep. Open it and it will awake the iPad automatically.
If you are just reading, you may want to disconnect the
case from the flap. The case has an opening on the left side, which
allows you to use Apple's Smart Cover.
Two long magnetic strips behind the keyboard let you prop
up the tablet with a 60-degree or 70-degree viewing angle, with the
flap acting as support. The same magnetic strips let you change the
orientation of the tablet from landscape to portrait.
The downside: The connection between the flap and case is
quite loose and gets disconnected easily. So you need to take care when
using the device with the case on your lap.
The backlight is bright and makes the keys easy to see. But
in daylight, the white keys can be hard to read against a white
surface. They also pick up dirt and scuff marks easily.
The keys are well spaced out and work almost like an Apple
keyboard except that the Function and media-control keys are combined
with the row of numeric keys. Key travel is not too deep but has enough
tactile response for comfortable typing.
The keyboard can be paired with another Bluetooth device,
say your iPhone. To toggle between the iPad and iPhone, just press the
Function key and the Plus/Minus key.
All these features come with a hefty price tag. At $269,
this is nearly twice the cost of Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover
and $70 more than the Zagg Slim Book.