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Best iPad Air 2 Keyboard Cases

The iPad Air 2 is the best iPad yet, but for some users, it’s not complete without a physical keyboard to pair with. Here are the best iPad Air 2 keyboard cases that you can buy.

While iOS comes with its own virtual on-screen keyboard, it’s not the best keyboard to use for long typing sessions, especially if you use your iPad constantly for note-taking during class or at work during meetings. This is where keyboard cases can come in handy.

There are a ton of iPad Air 2 keyboard cases to choose from, but there are only a small handful that truly work well. A good keyboard case needs to be sturdy and durable, as well as feel good while typing. Plus, other features can make or break a good keyboard case, including back-lit keys, battery life, and the ability to control iOS in other ways besides just typing.

Of course, any good keyboard case for the iPad Air 2 is going to add a bit of weight and bulk to the device, so you’ll certainly sacrifice a bit of portability in favor of having a good keyboard to along with your tablet.

While there’s nothing better than a true full-size keyboard (whether it’s on a laptop or for a desktop machine), accessory makers have at least gotten good at optimizing the experience to make a small, cramped keyboard as enjoyable as possible.

Without further ado, here are five iPad Air 2 keyboard cases that we think are really good and are worth a purchase, either for yourself or as a last-minute Christmas gift for that special someone.

Belkin QODE Ultimate

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Belkin QODE Ultimate

Belkin makes all kinds of iPad accessories, but they should be known for their QODE series of iPad keyboard cases.

Most notably, the QODE Ultimate iPad Air 2 keyboard case is a solid option for those looking for a physical keyboard to accompany their iPad.

It features a chiclet-style keyboard with all of the keys you'd find on a normal keyboard, and it's backlit with three different brightness settings, allowing you to type away in the dark if need be.

Read: Belkin QODE Ultimate iPad Air Keyboard Case Review


The whole thing is made out of "aircraft-grade aluminum alloy," so it should be able to take a beating before it even thinks about quitting on you, and the battery claims are pretty good as well, with a full year of continuous use claimed by Belkin, although your mileage may vary.

The Belkin QODE Ultimate is available in black or white with a price tag of $150, which is a little steep, but it'll be money well spent.

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4 Comments

  1. rbvrabel

    12/21/2014 at 10:00 am

    I have an iPad 2 and I love the keyboard case I have so much that I wouldn’t want an iPad Air 2 until an equivalent case is available. The keyboard case I have is from New Trent and it cost way less than $50. The equivalent one for the iPad Air (previous version) is called the Airbender Air. What I like about it is that it is lightweight, it has a great keyboard, and that it easily switches between landscape and portrait display (something I have not seen in any other comparable keyboard case). I’m hoping New Trent will be coming out with their Airbender Air 2 (for iPad Air 2) really soon…

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  2. Drew

    12/21/2014 at 7:27 pm

  3. Tom MD

    12/22/2014 at 9:14 pm

    It’s not possible to click to review #2 from review #1
    It’s like Kinect Xbox One has hijacked the links to the other reviews

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  4. Truffol (@Truffol)

    12/23/2014 at 1:44 am

    I’d prefer waiting for the iPad Air Pro with built in keyboard!

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