Belkin has updated their Ultimate Keyboard case to fit the iPad Air

belkin-ultimateair-1Just a few months ago, I got the chance to review the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case for my old iPad. Now that I have the new iPad Air, my favorite keyboard case is no longer compatible. There is good news though, as Belkin has released a newer version of their Ultimate Keyboard Case to fit the iPad Air just in time for the holidays. They are also now offering it in three colors for the Air: White, silver, and black. The case offers three viewing positions with the keyboard and can fold into a tablet mode where the keyboard is tucked away. Magnets hold the iPad in place when in a viewing position and will automatically turn the keyboard on or off when set into and removed from this mode. You can pre-order the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case for the iPad Air for $129.

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  • rsbell November 16, 2013, 9:51 am

    I just received this case.

    It is, hands down, the best iPad keyboard case I have ever used.

    But it’s going back. Why?

    IT DOESN’T TUEN OFF THE IPAD WHEN YOU CLOSE THE CASE! Other reviewers have complained of this, so it’s not just a manufacturing defect of my case. This is a deal-breaker for me.

    Belkin, how could you screw up such a fundamental feature of a case?

  • Ryan Chapman November 16, 2013, 2:47 pm

    That truly is disappointing. The one for the iPad 2/3/4 turns off the iPad when the case is closed, so I am unsure why they would remove that feature for the new one!

  • MacStevens November 16, 2013, 4:03 pm

    Interesting design. I will have to consider this over the Logitech keyboard case. I think both are great products though.

  • BikerDad November 17, 2013, 11:18 pm

    I agree with rsbell. Best keyboard ever, but mine does not turn off the iPad either. Not only that, but the manufacturing is off just enough to where it’s almost covering the mic. That’s sloppy craftsmanship. It’s almost as if Belkin rushed this product to the market. Mine too, is going back. $129 is way too much to have these kind of defects.

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