Logitech Offers iPad mini Keyboard Cover for $80
The device’s built-in Bluetooth EasyType technology offers a traditional typing layout in a compact 7-inch form factor.Tablet owners who still prefer a tactile keyboard when typing out longer emails or messages usually have a variety of options for detachable accessories, and hardware and software specialist Logitech joined the bandwagon with the release of the Ultrathin Keyboard mini, a slim, protective keyboard cover designed for Apple’s 7-inch iPad mini tablet. The keyboard, which retails for a suggested retail price of $79.99, will be available in the United States and in Europe this month, and includes an instant On/Off feature, which means the iPad mini automatically wakes up when the cover is opened and switches to standby when it is closed. The Ultrathin Keyboard mini has a slim aluminum cover that matches the tablet’s finishes and secures itself to the tablet through integrated magnets. The keyboard offers a three-month battery life, based on usage of two hours per day and also doubles as a hands-free view stand so consumers can use the iPad mini without having to hold it. The device’s built-in Bluetooth EasyType technology offers a traditional typing layout in a compact 7-inch form factor, plus iPad mini function shortcut keys for the commands used most often, such as copy and paste. "We are excited to bring the award-winning Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover design – recognized across the industry as the best mobile keyboard for iPad – to the iPad mini," Logitech’s director of brand development for tablet accessories Alexis Richard said in a statement. "Think of it as the other half of your iPad mini. Its clever seven-inch design fits perfectly with the iPad mini while offering full-size keys for easy typing, saving your screen space for content."