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As a combined package, this isn't bad...

  • Oct 18, 2012
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Via the Amazon Vine review program, I received the Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard for use and review. In my view, it's an OK case with a very good keyboard.

My concern with external keyboards for an iPad (or similar device) is that you often end up feeling like you're relearning how to type. The keys are either ill-placed, the unit flops around, or there's no tactile feedback when you press a key. None of these issues were a problem for me. Granted, I have smaller hands, but I quickly adapted to the placement and the touch-and-feel. In terms of giving me something similar to a laptop experience, this was pretty close. My ZAGGmate is probably still slightly ahead, but it's close.

The case portion of the folio is adequate. It's not as thin and light (as you'd expect) as some cases I've seen and used. There's more bulk due to the stand feature. For keyboard/case combos, I'm still in extreme like with the ZAGGmate shell-like protection, and I'm not sure anything is out there that would top that yet (at least for me). Still, the Belkin provides a decent cover with the necessary features to make the iPad seem more like a laptop.

Overall, I'd call this a good combination cover/case for your iPad. The quality of the keyboard definitely pops it up in terms of usability. I'll probably still be looking for the "perfect" cover and keyboard combination, but the Belkin would do fine for most of my needs.

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The Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard for the new iPad (3rd Generation)--Also Fits iPad 2
Belkin YourType Folio + Keyboard
Versatile, protective folio with a removable keyboard. View larger
Work, Play, Go

This versatile and protective folio from Belkin features a removable keyboard that lets you switch between work and play with ease anywhere you use your iPad. The premium, stitched case is custom fit to your iPad with a smooth inner lining that's soft against your device. Lightweight and form-fitting, it slips easily into another bag without adding bulk.

Well-Spaced, Comfortable Keys Well-Spaced, Comfortable Keys

A spring mechanism underneath each key ensures a tactile response with every stroke, helping you to type faster and with less error than on a touchscreen. Plus, function-specific keys let you easily copy and paste text, moderate volume, and control music.

Removable Keyboard Removable Keyboard

There when you need it and out of the way when you don't. Use the keyboard to send an email then tuck it away while catching up on your video queue.

Multiple Viewing Angles Multiple Viewing Angles

Find the angle just right for you with the adjustable stand that customizes to your personal viewing preference.

Tab Closure Tab Closure

When you're not using your iPad, the magnetized tab closure keeps the cover securely closed and your screen protected.

Compatibility

The new iPad (3rd Generation). Also fits iPad 2.


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