Backlit keyboard; Soft-touch finish on keys; Works in portrait and landscape mode; Strong magnetic latch
Plastic cover isn't very stylish; Can't adjust the display angle
This iPad mini Bluetooth keyboard has backlighting and works as a protective cover.
What's missing from many iPad mini external keyboards? A backlight. Not so with the Luvvitt Backlit Ultrathin Keyboard Cover. This $79.99 accessory adds an illuminated layout for working in dimmer environments. Is this keyboard case as bright an idea as it seems?
Design-wise, the Luvvitt is very similar to the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini, but the latter's aluminum back has a premium look that more closely resembles the iPad mini.
The Luvvitt case and the iPad mini together have a minute, 0.4-inch profile. Not to split hairs, but the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini is a slightly thinner 0.3 inches. The Luvvitt cover is also slightly heavier than its Logitech competitor, at 8.1 ounces versus 7.7 ounces.
Features and LayoutZaggKeys Mini and the Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2.
Near the space bar is a dedicated button for launching the keyboard's blue backlight, which was strong enough to help us make out the labels of the keys in a dark room.
PerformanceBelkin Portable Keyboard Case (54 wpm, 97 percent).
Our most frequent typing mistake on the Luvvitt's island-style occurred when we aimed for the Delete button but instead hit the =/+ key just above it. The Enter and Space Bar keys are also small. With practice, however, we cut down on errors. While Luvvitt's island-style keys felt good beneath our fingers, they were slightly mushier than those on the Logitech keyboard.
|Accessories Type||Bluetooth Device|
|Accessories Type||Apple Accessories|
|Size||7.8 x 5.3 x 0.2 inches|
|Weight||8.1 ounces; 1.2 pounds (with iPad mini)|