Did you receive a shiny new iPad Air or iPad mini for the holidays? Do you also have gift cards burning a hole in your pocket? Then here is a list of reliable keyboard cases for all current iPad models that you may want to consider buying. New iPad mini owners will especially want to pay attention since the smaller tablet greatly benefits from having an external Bluetooth keyboard.
Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover - The last thing you want to do is add unnecessary bulk to your iPad Air. The Ultrathin Keyboard Cover from Logitech weighs only 330g (0.73 pounds) and measures just 7.3mm (0.29 inches) thick. It also features iOS shortcut keys for easier typing, extra added touch screen protection, and it easily attaches to your iPad thanks to its powerful magnetic clips. The
Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is only $99 and is available for the iPad Air, iPad mini and iPad 2.
ZAGGkeys Folio with Backlit Keyboard - More known for their smartphone and tablet invisibleSHIELD screen protectors, ZAGG has been a well trusted and popular accessory maker for years. Their 7.6mm thick ZAGGkeys Folio features a Bluetooth keyboard with island-style backlit keys and a long lasting battery, which ZAGG claims lasts "up to three months between charges." The ZAGGkeys Folio with Backlit Keyboard is currently available for $99 and it is compatible with the iPad Air. ZAGG also offers a wide variety of iPad 2 and iPad mini screen protectors and keyboard covers.
Belkin's Ultimate Keyboard Case - The Ultimate Keyboard Case from Belkin has been met with rave reviews from most tech websites and blogs. The keyboard is one of the thinnest available on the market and the case only weighs in at 17 ounces. It also features Belkin's SoundFlow design for better audio clarity, and TruType keys for easier typing. The Ultimate Keyboard Case is only $99 and is compatible with the iPad 2, 3 and 4. The Belkin keyboard includes free shipping in the U.S..
If you're looking for a more affordable basic case or screen protector, accessory makers such as OtterBox, Case-Mate and SlickWraps offer a wide variety of products to protect your iPad and iPhone from damage.