I've never owned an iPhone - I went from a Treo to BlackBerry and ultimately Android. However, I do own the iPad Air, which is my second-ever Apple tablet (the other being the first-generation iPad). While Android is great, I prefer iOS for my tablet needs; this includes consumption and creation.
Yes, the iPad is mostly a consumption-focused device, but I can successfully write on it by utilising third-party keyboards. The problem is, many of them are heavy, thick or just plain bad. Finding a high-quality and thin iPad keyboard can be tough. Well, Belkin announces a solution - the svelte and sexy QODE Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air.
"As smart as it is beautiful, the QODE Thin Type features smart sensing technology that automatically turns the keyboard on or off when open or closed as well as iOS-specific function keys that make typing and engaging with the iPad easier and faster. Not to be outdone in the looks category, the Thin Type's anodized aircraft-grade aluminium design pairs perfectly with the sleek aesthetic of the iPad Air", says Ana Hory, director of product management for Belkin's QODE Keyboard line.
Belkin further explains, "the QODE Thin Type features Belkin's exclusive TruType technology for a comfortable, natural typing experience similar to that of a full-sized laptop. With well-spaced, responsive keys, typing on the Thin Type is faster and more accurate than typing on the tablet’s touchscreen alone. Thin Type offers up to 79 hours of active battery life and pairs seamlessly with a one-touch Bluetooth key".
Belkin touts the following features:
- Protective screen cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
- Well-spaced TruType keys offer responsive, accurate typing
- Function and iOS specific keys
- Secure-hold magnets snap seamlessly to iPad
- Two angles for both landscape and portrait viewing
- Rechargeable battery with 79 hours of active battery life
- Anodized aluminium body in Silver
- Less than 4mm thin
- Smart sensing technology automatically turns keyboard off when not in use
The iPad Air is a sexy device and it is a shame when accessories ruin that. Luckily, this keyboard case matches Apple's design beautifully and enhances it with added functionality.
Will you buy it? Let us know in the comments.