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iPad mini hardware keyboard case introduced by Belkin

iPad mini hardware keyboard case introduced by Belkin
Let's say that you're one of those people who love to carry an iPad around with them and get stuff done with its help. But let's also assume that you aren't completely satisfied with its on-screen virtual keyboard. Well, Belkin has the right accessory for the case, and it is tailor made for the iPad mini.

The Belkin iPad mini keyboard is equipped with well-spaced physical keys that respond with that pleasant clicky feeling when pressed. It connects wirelessly to the tablet via Bluetooth, and its battery should last about 155 hours on a single charge.

iPad mini hardware keyboard case introduced by Belkin
If needed, the keyboard can be detached from the case, allowing the user to type from a distance or to control the slate via the custom iPad media shortcuts. When the keyboard case is not in use, it protects the iPad mini from the every-day wear and tear.  

Anyone interested in the iPad mini keyboard case by Belkin can pre-order it from Amazon, or wait for it to land on the maker's web page or in Walmart. The accessory is priced at $80.

source: Belkin via Engadget

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posted on 15 Nov 2012, 09:32 5

1. Scientist (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Oct 2012)


iPad mini should cost no more than $199

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 10:56 2

2. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


I totally agree!
Also, Ferrari should cost no more than $10,000

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:20 5

3. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Your choice- cheap homemade nexus 7 or awesome ipad mini

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:34 1

4. rawkuss (Posts: 29; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


You forgot they are both made in the China/Tawian. Try harder.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 13:43 2

6. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Which one has the better build quality? Ipad mini! And ipad mini is only assembled in china. The parts are made elsewhere. I mean chassis.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 16:55

7. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Build quality? You mean aluminium vs plastic? It's boring argument .. even you car interirors has more plastic than you would want aluminium on :)

On ipad i hate doing the five finger smooch of screen so often. This single step slows down all speed advantage that critics talk of besides of course straining the joints.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 22:24 1

8. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


There a damn physical button available and for me the the five finger gesture (gesture not smooch) works great. Your nexus 7 has awful build quality and pathetic color saturation on its display. I can break your nexus 7 while holding it. Ipad mini is simply the better device.

posted on 17 Nov 2012, 09:30 1

11. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


This is not debatable. Asus is notorious for cheap builds. Go buy yourself an Asus product. They are cheap for a reason.

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 12:45 3

5. juwansome (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Even the new iPod is more than the Nexus 7, Apple needs to offer better prices, at least $50-$80 less...

posted on 15 Nov 2012, 22:27 1

9. Kronic (banned) (Posts: 321; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


Because it is an example of stellar engineering. It's not cheap like N7. It has a retina display, better cameras and is extremely thin.

posted on 16 Nov 2012, 07:10

10. juwansome (Posts: 11; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Agreed that Apple has a higher quality build but they still have a much higher profit margin than the competition (with older/lower internal specs also I might add)! If they lowered their prices, they would only sell more devices! I think a lot of people are getting tired of their arrogance, it's like they are saying that people will buy their products no matter what the price, only because they are manufactured better, not cool! Unlike a lot of people that post on this site, I do like Apple and their OS, but I'm just saying that the manufacturing cost does not justify their much higher profit margin.

Returning back to the subject, an external keyboard for a mini just doesn't make sense to me? One finger typing? Lol

posted on 19 Dec 2012, 03:13

12. decnova (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Dec 2012)


It seems great, but already got iPad Mini Leather Bluetooth Keyboard Case for $32 on ipadmates online store.
It has a personalized PU leather case, packaging design, easy to carry within keyboard inside

posted on 14 Jan 2013, 11:10

13. raqeebxyz (Posts: 1; Member since: 14 Jan 2013)


I bought an ipad recently.i was looking for a keyboard of high quality at affordable price.i found about the sharksucker keyboard case for ipad mini at jsxltech.com/products/sharksucker-case-with-wirele​ss-bluetooth-keyboard-for-apple-ipad-mini-turns-yo​ur-ipad-mini-into-a-mini-macbook-pro-m-r-p-89-99-o​n-sale-now-44-99
it seems to be a very good product.anyway any recommendation about it??should i buy it??

posted on 18 Mar 2013, 03:30

14. mybow01 (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Wireless Bluetooth Belkin Keyboard for Apple iPad is really awesome .I have got this info from jsxltech.com/products/cube-wireless-bluetooth-keyb​oard-for-apple-ipad-2-3-4-with-built-in-5500-mah-b​attery-and-built-in-stereo-speaker-turns-your-ipad​-into-a-real-macbook-air . It is really good online store of nice gadgets.

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