Durable faux-sheepskin material; Lasts an astounding 960 hours per charge; Handy loop for storing an iPad stylus; Backlit keyboard
Can't use in lap; Not the fastest for typing; Only comes in black; Can't lock iPad into place when open
The Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus Bluetooth keyboard case has executive-class styling, a backlit keyboard and great battery life.
Want to get some work done on the plane without turning on the overhead light? The Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus with Backlit Keyboard lets you type on your iPad Air in the dark, and in brighter settings, its faux-sheepskin cover will make you look the part of a professional, too. At $119, it's among the more expensive Bluetooth keyboard cases, but is it worth the premium?
The first you thing you notice about the Kensington KeyFolio Pro Plus with Backlit Keyboard is that it looks like an executive model. The cover has a faux-leather finish that feels soft and durable, and would fit well in a boardroom meeting. A strap snaps onto a magnet to secure the cover keyboard in a closed position. Everything feels solid and well made.
While the iPad stays in place inside the pouch, the cover sits on magnetic rails and, like the M-Edge Keyboard Folio, it flopped back when the case was in our lap. However, you can adjust the angle for your height and viewing angle using three different rails.
The KeyFolio weighs 21.5 ounces, the heaviest among the keyboard cases we tested, and measures 9.65 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches thick. The M-Edge Folio, by comparison, weighs just 19.4 ounces.
Unlike other keyboard cases we've tested, the KeyFolio's keyboard has backlighting. You can select from colors like red and blue by pressing the button a few times (it's located near the backspace key).
A wide assortment of function keys lines the top of the keyboard case. There's a large Home button, a button for accessing the Safari browser and one for Siri voice commands. There are also track and volume controls. A handy lock button dims and locks your iPad Air. None of these keys are that different from what you'll find on other cover keyboards, but they are easy to identify and use.
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|Accessories Type||Bluetooth Device|
|Size||9.65 x 7.7 x 0.9 inches thick|