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Belkin Announces a Portable Keyboard Folio for the iPad Mini

Popular accessory maker, Belkin just announced a portable keyboard case (technically a keyboard folio) for the recently released iPad Mini.

The keyboard folio offers protection for your iPad mini and also consists of a removable bluetooth keyboard for your typing needs.

Because the iPad mini enjoys most of the same features as a full-sized iPad, it only makes sense to offer a scaled down version of our award-winning keyboard folio for the iPad mini,” said Jamie Elgie, senior director of product management at Belkin. “No matter the size of the device, people want an alternative to touchscreen typing that is comfortable, intuitive and accurate, and our new portable keyboard gives them that option.

With a laptop-style keyboard and well-spaced keys for its size, the Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini helps reduce typing mistakes common on tablets. It also connects simply via Bluetooth® wireless technology and has iPad mini-specific shortcut keys to easily control audio and video. The integrated folio offers sleek, low-profile protection with a smooth inner lining to protect against everyday wear and tear. When not in use, the keyboard folds flat into the case making it easy to pack away and go.

There’s cutouts for the lightning port and volume keys as well as the camera, and the bluetooth keyboard has a battery rated at 155 hours of usage.

Available to pre-order on Amazon for $79.99. More info over in the full press release below.

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Belkin Expands Keyboard Lineup to New Apple iPad mini

Playa Vista, Calif. – November 14, 2012 – Belkin today announced the launch of a new portable keyboard folio for the iPad mini. Designed to provide a better typing experience in a smaller package, the Belkin Portable Keyboard Case combines a removable keyboard and convenient folio in one slim, lightweight design.

“Because the iPad mini enjoys most of the same features as a full-sized iPad, it only makes sense to offer a scaled down version of our award-winning keyboard folio for the iPad mini,” said Jamie Elgie, senior director of product management at Belkin. “No matter the size of the device, people want an alternative to touchscreen typing that is comfortable, intuitive and accurate, and our new portable keyboard gives them that option.”

With a laptop-style keyboard and well-spaced keys for its size, the Belkin Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini helps reduce typing mistakes common on tablets. It also connects simply via Bluetooth® wireless technology and has iPad mini-specific shortcut keys to easily control audio and video. The integrated folio offers sleek, low-profile protection with a smooth inner lining to protect against everyday wear and tear. When not in use, the keyboard folds flat into the case making it easy to pack away and go.

Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini (F5L145) – $79.99

Well-spaced keys with tactile feedback for accurate typing
Shortcut keys for easy media control
Connects to iPad mini via Bluetooth
Durable exterior and soft inner lining
Removable keyboard for more comfortable, convenient typing angles
Keyboard folds flat when not in use, making it ideal for on the go
155 hours active battery life
Includes USB-to-mini-USB cable for easy recharging
Camera-lens cutout

Availability
The Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini is available for pre-order now on Amazon.com and will be available at Belkin.com and Walmart in November. It also will be available in Canada at Best Buy and Future Shop.
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