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10 Best keyboards for iPad Air 2 (Sept. 2015)

The iPad is a solid working system when paired with a good keyboard. These are the best we've used, and where possible we've included links to the review of each one.

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These keyboards turn the iPad Air 2 into a fit working system.

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Typo Keyboard

With elegant design and good versatility, the Typo is a great case and good keyboard. The iPad part of the case can be detached for using the tablet alone and it has a stand for propping it up.

The Typo Keyboard is $149.

See the review of the Typo Keyboard on ZDNet.

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Logi BLOK Protective Keyboard Case

The Logi BLOK is slightly heavier than some keyboards due to the ruggedization. It is a nice case for the iPad, with a comfortable keyboard that is good for touch typists.

The Logi BLOK is $129.

Check out the review of the Logi BLOK Protective Keyboard Caseon ZDNet.

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ZAGG Slim Book

The ZAGG Slim Book is a great keyboard in a thin, light case. The iPad can be detached for use without the keyboard. When used as a laptop, it is much like a small MacBook. This is one of the lightest cases we've used.

The ZAGG Slim Book is $99.

See the review of the ZAGG Slim Book on ZDNet.

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Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro

This keyboard is decent and the iPad is detachable for use as a tablet. Due to the unique magnetic flap used to attach the iPad to the base, it can be used in portrait orientation, a rarity.

The Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro is $124.41.

Don't miss the ZDNet review of the Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro.

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Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3

This is a unique keyboard case as it can be used to charge a smartphone. It is much like other keyboard cases with a reasonable keyboard for rapid typing. The phone charging feature sets it apart from the crowd.

The Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3 is $99.99.

Check out the ZDNet review of Kensington KeyFolio Thin X3.

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ClamCase Pro

This case turns the iPad into a small MacBook clone. The aluminum base has chiclet keys like the MacBook, and the hinge rotates 360 degrees for using the iPad without the keyboard.

The ClamCase Pro is $149.99.

See the ClamCase Pro in action on ZDNet.

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Logitech Type+

This is a portfolio style keyboard case that fully protects the expensive iPad Air 2. The folio style allows for a slightly wider keyboard than most models.

The Logitech Type+ is $99.99.

Don't miss the review of the Logitech Type+ on ZDNet.

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Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover

This cover is the thinnest you'll find, and a wonderful keyboard. It attaches to the iPad via a magnetic hinge like a smart cover and detaches for use. The tablet is inserted into a slot behind the keys for typing.

Get the Logitech Ultrathin for $89.99.

See how thin the Logitech Ultrathin is on ZDNet.

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ZAGG Rugged Case

This highly ruggedized case is a great keyboard that can be detached for using the iPad alone. It is heavier than the other keyboard cases, but that's the price you pay for maximum protection.

Get the ZAGG Rugged Case for $149.99.

Check out the ZAGG Rugged Case in action on ZDNet.

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Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard

Although it's not a case, the keyboard is outstanding and very portable. It can be used with iOS, Android, and Windows, making it a versatile solution. The iPad Air 2 fits in a slot behind the keys, in one of two viewing angles.

Get the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard for $55.97.

See why the Microsoft Universal Mobile Keyboard was rated best in class on ZDNet.

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