Belkin QODE Keyboards for iPad Air Unveiled

Belkin QODE Keyboards for iPad Air Unveiled

New QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Provides Improved Keyboard Layout, Detachable Case, Backlit Keys and Simultaneous Pairing with Two Devices

Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, today launched two new QODE keyboards designed for the iPad Air, the QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard and the QODE Slim Style Keyboard. The QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air, Belkin’s most advanced iPad keyboard to date, combines durable tablet protection, unparalleled versatility and an upgraded typing experience in one convenient, lightweight package, while the QODE Slim Style features an upgraded keyboard layout in a slim, folio-style design.

Belkin QODE Keyboards for iPad Air Unveiled

“We’ve taken everything that was great about our original QODE Ultimate Keyboard and added a number of premium features that our customers have requested, including a backlit keyboard, more responsive keys, adjustable viewing angles and a removable case,” said Ana Hory, director of Belkin’s QODE keyboard business. “The QODE Ultimate Pro turns the iPad Air into a lightweight productivity workhorse, giving users a viable way to get real work done without having to carry around a clunky laptop.”

Designed for users who want both a protective case and a keyboard, but not always at the same time, the QODE Ultimate Pro features a detachable back case that makes it simple to remove from the keyboard. The case portion is compatible with the Apple Smart Cover for full dual-sided protection when the keyboard isn’t in use. Thanks to its detachable case, the QODE Ultimate Pro also features both portrait or landscape modes for more viewing options than traditional clamshell keyboard cases.

Belkin completely redesigned the keyboard layout of the QODE Ultimate Pro, making it the first iPad keyboard case on the market with the same number of keys as a laptop keyboard for increased functionality. Belkin also increased the width of the keycap shape and improved key pitch for a faster, more accurate and more comfortable typing experience. A first for the QODE keyboard line, the Ultimate Pro features a backlit keyboard with three brightness levels for easier typing in darkness or low light.

The QODE Ultimate Pro’s Bluetooth® Smart Keyboard seamlessly pairs up to two devices at once and features a smart-sensing technology that automatically turns the keyboard on when the iPad Air is docked and off when closed, even when used as a standalone keyboard. The auto on/off feature helps prevent battery drainage and contributes to the Ultimate Pro’s impressive battery life of up to one year on a single charge.

QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air (F5L171)

Improved keyboard layout for more laptop-like feel
Backlit keys with three brightness levels
Adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing angles
Detachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detached
Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
Bluetooth Smart Keyboard pairs two devices at once
Up to one year of continuous battery life based on average usage
Slim and lightweight
Rubber bumper prevents keyboard from touching screen
Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy in two colors: Silver and Space Gray
Compatible with iPad Air

The Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard Case combines the same upgraded keyboard design as the QODE Ultimate Pro with a minimalist, embedded-frame construction for durability and productivity without bulk. A magnetized closure keeps the folio-design securely closed for screen protection, making it perfect for use on the go.

QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air (F5L174)

Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
Innovative stand for Multiple viewing angles; magnets securely hold tablet at ideal angle
Bluetooth Smart connectivity pairs with other devices
Handheld media mode – keyboard tucks away flat for touch screen use
Slim, lightweight, stylish design available in Blacktop/Gravel
Flexible corner tabs hold iPad securely in place

Availability and Pricing

QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air is available now at Belkin.com, Amazon.com, The Apple Store and AT&T stores in the US for an MSRP of $149.99. The QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air is available now at Belkin.com, Amazon.com and AT&T Stores for an MSRP of $99.99.

About Belkin International, Inc.

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