Belkin today launched two new QODE keyboards designed for the iPad Air that offer protection and increased productivity. The top-of-the-line QODE Ultimate Pro combines backlit keyboard, dual pairing, more responsive keys, adjustable viewing angles and a removable case, while the QODE Slim Style features an upgraded keyboard layout in a slim, folio-style design.
Designed for users who want both a protective case and a keyboard, but not always at the same time, the QODE Ultimate Pro features a detachable back case that makes it simple to remove from the keyboard. The case portion is compatible with the Apple Smart Cover for full dual-sided protection when the keyboard isn’t in use. Thanks to its detachable case, the QODE Ultimate Pro also features both portrait or landscape modes for more viewing options than traditional clamshell keyboard cases.
Belkin completely redesigned the keyboard layout of the QODE Ultimate Pro, making it the first iPad keyboard case on the market with the same number of keys as a laptop keyboard for increased functionality. Belkin also increased the width of the keycap shape and improved key pitch for a faster, more accurate and more comfortable typing experience. A first for the QODE keyboard line, the Ultimate Pro features a backlit keyboard with three brightness levels for easier typing in darkness or low light.
The QODE Ultimate Pro’s Bluetooth Smart Keyboard seamlessly pairs up to two devices at once and features a smart-sensing technology that automatically turns the keyboard on when the iPad Air is docked and off when closed, even when used as a standalone keyboard. The auto on/off feature helps prevent battery drainage and contributes to the Ultimate Pro’s impressive battery life of up to one year on a single charge.
QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air (F5L171)
- Improved keyboard layout for more laptop-like feel
- Backlit keys with three brightness levels
- Adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing angles
- Detachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detached
- Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
- Bluetooth Smart Keyboard pairs two devices at once
- Up to one year of continuous battery life based on average usage
- Slim and lightweight
- Rubber bumper prevents keyboard from touching screen
- Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy in two colors: Silver and Space Gray
- Compatible with iPad Air
The Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case combines the same upgraded keyboard design as the QODE Ultimate Pro with a minimalist, embedded-frame construction for durability and productivity without bulk. A magnetized closure keeps the folio-design securely closed for screen protection, making it perfect for use on the go.
QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air (F5L174)
- Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
- Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
- Innovative stand for Multiple viewing angles; magnets securely hold tablet at ideal angle
- Bluetooth Smart connectivity pairs with other devices
- Handheld media mode – keyboard tucks away flat for touch screen use
- Slim, lightweight, stylish design available in Blacktop/Gravel
- Flexible corner tabs hold iPad securely in place
Price and Availability (available now)
- Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air $149.99
- Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air $99.99