Comes in five distinct colors; Stand moves into any position for just the right angle; Attractive design
Odd key placement; No status lights
The Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case for the iPad Air offers good performance, but some keys are strangely positioned.
With an adjustable design and several different color options, the Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case for iPad Air offers a great amount of flexibility for consumers. At $79, it's relatively inexpensive, too. Should you make this Bluetooth keyboard case your productivity companion?
The Belkin Slim Style Keyboard Case is a sturdy, stylish case, with tiny watermark-style indents on the front cover that give it a little flair. Your iPad Air sits firmly in a pouch that doesn't block the upper and lower parts of the screen, which makes it easier to open the notifications and quick-settings menus. The case comes in distinct colors that verge away from the drab all-black cases of competitors: white/topaz, white/purple, white/sorbet and red/black. And yes, you can get it in black, too.
M-Edge Universal Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio, which flop over when you try to use them anywhere but on a flat surface.
The Slim Style Keyboard Case measures 9.8 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches and weighs 17.2 ounces -- about average among keyboard cases we tested. It's about 4 ounces lighter than the 21.5-ounce Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus, the heaviest of those we reviewed.
The Belkin's keys are flat, which helped with accuracy, but they're a hair too small and spaced too close together. Unfortunately, the apostrophe is located below the question mark instead of in its usual spot above the question mark. Meanwhile, the Backspace key is located below the Bluetooth sync button, whereas usually, it is the top rightmost key.
Unlike the M-Edge Universal Stealth Pro Keyboard Folio and Kensington KeyFolio, you can't remove the keyboard from the Belkin case.
Like every other keyboard case we tested, the Belkin Slim Style Keyboard Cover uses a microUSB port for charging. The cover lasted for an entire four-day business trip. Belkin says the case will last for 60 hours of typing and 60 days on standby mode.
|Accessories Type||Apple Accessories|
|Accessories Type||Bluetooth Device|
|Size||9.8 x 7.2 x 0.9 inches|