iPad mini Best Keyboard Case for iPad mini?

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  1. Goftrey macrumors 68000

    Goftrey

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    I'm considering ditching my MacBook Air for an iPad mini, but would still need to be able to type up work comfortably in Pages.

    I'm looking for the best keyboard case around. I've looked for a good few hours now but there's just so many out there that it's really hard to find a solid, set in stone answer.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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  3. leftyMac macrumors regular

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    if you are looking for a keyboard just to use at home, I recommend the logitech solar keyboard just because you won't have to worry about the battery running out. and it's practically full size.
     
  4. JakeJLF macrumors member

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    logitech!

    I have the logitech ultrathin keyboard folio and it's great.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've been very satisfied with this, for my original iPad mini:

    Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad mini

    If you have a mini 2/3, this should work well:

    Ultrathin Magnetic clip-on keyboard cover for iPad mini and iPad mini with Retina display
     
  6. matraco macrumors regular

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    If there was a logitech type+ for ipad mini that would be nice. It is so damn expensive though...
     
  7. mfr1340 macrumors regular

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    best keyboard case is the Zagg Rugged Book

    I got the rugged book for my mini2 and I love it. it makes it the most versatable case. 4 different modes. I am waiting for the one foe the air2 to come out. They say maybe next week.
     
  8. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    I would personally recommend using a full-sized bluetooth keyboard instead. Those keyboard folio cases seem way too cramped for an iPad mini.
     
  9. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    I have to agree with Abazigal. A detached BT keyboard is a better option with the Mini. Mini keyboard covers have a much more cramped feel to them than a detached portable keyboard. And adding a keyboard cover destroys the primary advantage of the Mini by making it both heavier and bulkier.

    I have used the original Logitech Ultrathin for the Mini, and while it's certainly a quality keyboard, I'm a whole lot happier now that I have the much thinner & significantly lighter, closer to full size Keys To Go keyboard instead. I'm able to put the Mini a bit further away from the keyboard for better ergonomics in viewing, or even put it on a raised, monitor height stand on my desk. I'm not carrying as much weight when I take them on the go. And best of all, I can still hold the Mini comfortably in one hand for reading, surfing, etc., when I'm not doing lengthy typing, because there's not an attached keyboard and heavy case doubling the weight.

    Just my 2 cents' worth.
     
  10. Goftrey thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I think I'm going to take your advice on board actually.

    It really won't hurt carrying around a slim bluetooth keyboard in my bag anymore than carrying a keyboard case would, and it can also double as a keyboard for when I'm at home too.

    I'm looking at the Logitech K811. 3-way Bluetooth keyboard, meaning I can have my desktop, my laptop and my iPad connected all at the same time.
     
  11. IrishVixen macrumors 68020

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    Just make sure it's light enough and not too bulky, or you'll find you never both to take it out with you. I had to laugh a little when I got the Keys To Go last month, because my husband immediately laid claim to my Apple Wireless Keyboard & its Incase Origami wrap to pair with his iPad Air. Two days later, he was already leaving it behind due to the weight & size, which had been my complaint all along. (It's a terrific desktop keyboard though.)

    Logitech makes excellent keyboards though, and the 3 way connectivity of the K811 is a big selling point. It's too big for me as it's only a couple of ounces lighter than the Apple wireless, but I know a number of people here have raved about it and it gets excellent reviews.
     
  12. JonMPLS macrumors 65816

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    +1 for ClamCase Pro
     
  13. Mivo macrumors regular

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    This is what I use also, and I'm quite happy with it. Good build quality, though somewhat costly. This is with an Air 2, so I don't know how well the Mini version works.
     
  14. willentrekin macrumors member

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    I just use an Apple smart case with an Apple bluetooth keyboard. I haven't felt the need to have the two connected. In fact, I tried out a Belkin Qode case not long ago and preferred the separate set up to an actual case.
     

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