Best iPad Air 2 Keyboard

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  1. kapp2 macrumors 6502

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    Hey. Whats the best Keyboard right now for Air 2 ? :) Thinking about click on style, not case :)
     
  2. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Whats a click on style?

    My vote for the best iPad Air 2 keyboard is the belkin qode pro.

    1. "Thin"
    2. Detachable
    3. Smart Cover compatible
    4. Can be used as a wireless keyboard to switch between multiple devices.
    5. Portrait or landscape mode
    6. Can be used with a case
    7. Backlit keys
    8. Firmware upgrades through the app
    9. Can snap on and off the iPad similar to the surface pro
    10. Can get a deal on the iPad Air 1 version because it mostly works with the iPad Air 2
     
  3. kapp2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    This style :) http://www.logitech.com/en-gb/product/ultrathin-keyboard-ipad?crid=1221 and nice :)
     
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    I will take a look at Anker keyboards :)
     
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    Also looking at the new Apple magic keyboard. tried it in the store :) feels great to write on :) But dont know if it will work with Air 2. also need an iPad stand, not cheap soultion :/
     
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    I have an Anker keyboard for my Air 2. It is a nice design. Good construction. The issue that I have with it is that it has rubber nubs on the corner so that when it covers the iPad the keys don't touch the screen. This causes a gap and if squeezed too hard, flexes the keyboard.
     
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    I looked at costumer reviews on anker website. people seem to have problems with their keyboards :(
     
  11. CyFi macrumors newbie

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    I know you said you didn't want a full case, but I always recommend the Clamcase Pro for the air. I believe they make it for Air 2 (I had the 1st gen Air). It makes it into a capable pseudo laptop replacement and protected it completely. The downside is definitely bulk and added weight though. I originally had the QODE but hated how flimsy it was when not yet docked. If you just want portable keyboard and don't care about clicking on, I recommend Logitech keys to go.
     
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    The clamcase pro looks stunning ! :) But its click on im after hehe :) Are iPad keyboards only chargeable through PC ?
     
  13. CyFi macrumors newbie

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    They all charge via USB 2.0
     
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  15. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I recently got the Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro keyboard and I really like it. I like how it's readily detachable and switchable between portrait and landscape orientation. No problem with flimsiness, etc.
     
  16. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    I really like my BrydgeAir keyboard. I like that it's all aluminum. It makes my iPad into a laptop. It has lighted keys. It opens to any angle. It's sturdy and holds the iPad securely. Most of all it just looks classy.
     
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    Except for the lighted keyboard the design of this appears to be identical to the Belkin Qode Ultimate keyboard/case.
     
  19. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    I have the QODE. Looking at their pictures, it doesn't look like this one detaches from the keyboard no supports portrait mode like the QODE.
     
  20. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    You have the Belkin Qode Ultimate "pro". The Ultimate is like this with non-removeable case and no portrait mode.
     
  21. sparksd macrumors 6502a

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    ahh, now I see that in your original comment. You're correct.
     
  22. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    And many others. Anker makes a similar/cheaper option
     
  23. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    If Brydge made a compatible case to cover the ipad I'de probably switch to the BrydgeAir from the qode pro
     
  24. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    Brydge also sells a clear Polycarbonate protective shell back that goes onto the iPad Air and protects like the Qode it lets you see the nice Aluminum iPad back. It stays on the iPad when It's removed from the keyboard. I also use a Zagg glass screen protector. It all works fine and protects well. I also bought Brydge's leather sleeve. All nice!
     
  25. eyeseeyou macrumors 68000

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    Is the Brydge designed to allow the ipad to be detached from the keyboard easily?
     

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