Inateck iPad Air 2 Keyboard Cover: An inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard

Inateck iPad Air 2 Keyboard Cover: An inexpensive Bluetooth keyboard

Apple World Today has been featuring a lot of accessories from Inateck in 2015, and for two good reasons -- they're inexpensive and they're usually quite good. Today we're taking a look at the Inateck BK2001 iPad Air 2 Keyboard Cover (US$26.99 at Amazon, plus $7 more off with coupon code ERZSU53C). How does the Inateck Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad Air 2 stack up to some much more expensive competitors? Read on...

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AGP Keyboard.13 for iPad Pro: A different and inexpensive iPad Pro keyboard

AGP Keyboard.13 for iPad Pro: A different and inexpensive iPad Pro keyboard

A lot of us who purchased the iPad Pro on day one are still awaiting delivery of our Apple Smart Keyboards. Some folks (like Dennis) purchased Logitech's $149.99 Logi CREATE Backlit Keyboard for iPad Pro, others are using a Bluetooth keyboard like the Apple Magic Keyboard or (in my case) the Logitech Keys-to-Go. A few weeks ago, I reviewed a Bluetooth solution from ZAGG that, while not designed specifically for the iPad Pro, worked quite well with it (ZAGG Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand). Today we're going to take a look at a really inexpensive keyboard for the iPad Pro that doesn't use Bluetooth or the Smart Connector, but instead connects to the tablet through a Lightning connector. The AGP Keyboard.13 for iPad Pro is a combination case and keyboard that is currently selling for just $58.00. 

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ZAGG Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand: An inexpensive iPad Pro keyboard solution

ZAGG Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand: An inexpensive iPad Pro keyboard solution

I've griped about my lack of a keyboard for the iPad Pro on Apple World Today before, and finally today I have one to try out thanks to the good people at ZAGG. The $69.95 Messenger Universal Mobile Keyboard and Stand isn't a keyboard case or a folio, nor does it use the Smart Connector of the iPad Pro. Instead, it's a Bluetooth keyboard with a built-in stand that will work with the Pro, and with many other devices as well. Let's take a look.

 

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BrydgeMini: An Apple World Today Top Pick

BrydgeMini: An Apple World Today Top Pick

One of the toughest assignments for an iPad keyboard manufacturer to face is trying to make a keyboard for the iPad mini. The tiny tablet usually forces designers to cram keys too close together, move seldom-used keys to unfamiliar locations, or even make the keyboard case larger than the mini in order to accommodate the keys. When Brydge asked if I'd like to review the new Brydge for iPad mini 1, 2 & 3 (US$129.99, affiliate link), I jumped at the chance since I was impressed with their BrydgeAir Keyboard for iPad Air 1 & 2. Let's take a look and see how the smaller sibling of that 5-star keyboard case fares.

 

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Flyshark 2 folding keyboard sports Bluetooth 4.2 and special iOS features

Flyshark 2 folding keyboard sports Bluetooth 4.2 and special iOS features

Folding keyboards are nothing new -- I can recall using them back in the days of Palm PDAs. But as with all of the rest of our technology, things just keep getting better. The Flyshark 2 is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter and has reached about 40% of its funding goal with a little over three weeks to go. So why should you back this project? Let's take a look.

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AWT Review: BrydgeAir Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Air and iPad Air 2

AWT Review: BrydgeAir Aluminum Keyboard for iPad Air and iPad Air 2

As you may recall from my days at TUAW and here at Apple World Today, I’ve reviewed a ton of keyboard cases, keyboard folios, and wireless keyboards made for use with the iPad. Today I’m looking at the BrydgeAir from Brydge Keyboards. It’s a $169 ($189 for gold finish) wireless keyboard for the iPad Air and iPad Air 2 that is decidedly different than some of the other keyboard covers and cases I’ve reviewed in the past.

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