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.

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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iPad mini
  • Display 7.9" 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 4440 mAh

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14 Comments

1. Scientist

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 22, 2012

iPad mini should cost no more than $199

2. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

3. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 2012

Your choice- cheap homemade nexus 7 or awesome ipad mini

4. rawkuss

Posts: 29; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

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

6. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

7. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

8. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

11. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

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

5. juwansome

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

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

9. Kronic

Posts: 321; Member since: Sep 11, 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.

10. juwansome

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 24, 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

12. decnova

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 06, 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

13. raqeebxyz

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 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??

14. mybow01

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 16, 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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