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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case
The Ultimate Keyboard Case has an aluminum bottom and a black plastic top with a faux leather insert. It weighs less than a pound and is only a little thicker than the iPad. It has a Bluetooth keyboard that supports fast touch typing and, most importantly, it can support the iPad in three different viewing angles to suit any situation.
- Dimensions: 245 x 197 x 18.8 mm (9.6 x 7.75 x 0.74 inches); 411 gm (0.9 pounds)
- Key travel: 1.6 mm (0.06 inches)
- Key spacing: 2.8 mm (0.11 inches)
- Keyboard thickness: 6.9 mm (0.27 inches)
Belkin uses three strips of magnets above the keyboard that grip the iPad for viewing. These provide three viewing angles, all of which are good for using the keyboard. It's easy to move the iPad to any of these positions and to close the case for transport. When the iPad is gripped by one of these magnets the keyboard automatically turns on and when the magnetic seal is broken, the keyboard is powered off. No power switch is needed for this reason.
The Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for the iPad is available in black and in white. The black model, as reviewed, is $99.99 and the white model, which is aluminum on both the top and bottom of the case, is $129. The white model should be slightly lighter than the black one.