Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air (Black)

(8 customer reviews)

$189.95

Keyboard Description Multimedia
Connectivity Technology Wireless
Special Feature Wireless
Compatible Devices Apple-ipad-air-2
Included Components Keyboard Case, Usb-To-Micro-Usb Charging Cable, Quick Installation Guide.
Brand Belkin
Color Black
Style Ultimate
Item Dimensions LxWxH 0.87 x 8.6 x 11 inches
Material Aluminum

  • Convert your iPad Air into what feels like a full functioning laptop
  • Three neodymium keep the iPad Air securely in place and autKeyboard is only on when you’re using it
  • Light and slim – a mere .75 inches thick and keyboard auto on/off
  • Strong and sturdy; crafted from aircraft grade aluminum
  • Fully protects iPad when closed
  • Keyboard folds out of the way for comfortable reading and viewing
  • Extended battery life, 280mAh battery provides 1900-hour active battery life / 4300-hour standby battery life

Description

Turn your iPad Air into a laptop with the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case. The well-spaced keys offer the movement and response of a laptop keyboard, making emails and word processing far easier and more comfortable than typing on a tablet’s touchscreen. Smart sensing technology automatically turns the keyboard on when you need to use it, and off when you don’t. The case supports multiple viewing angles to help you find the most comfortable position for watching videos or reading blogs. Made of aircraft grade aluminum, the lightweight keyboard acts as a cover offering exceptional protection for your iPad Air while the case prevents it from being scratched.

Turns your iPad Air into a fully functioning laptop with well-spaced keys that let you type faster and more accurately.
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Magnets hold your iPad Air securely at different angles for comfortable use.
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Type Comfortably on your iPad Air

The Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air lets you type easily and comfortably with your tablet. This lightweight, sturdy keyboard case has well-spaced TruType keys that offer the movement and response of a laptop keyboard. You’ll type faster and more accurately than you do on your iPad Air’s touchscreen alone.

The keyboard folds away when you don’t need it and strong neodymium magnets hold your tablet securely at a variety of comfortable angles, so you can comfortably watch videos or browse the internet.

Aluminum Alloy Keyboard Protects Your iPad Air

The keyboard’s base is made of aircraft-grade aluminum alloy. It’s exceptionally lightweight but strong enough to provide hard-shell protection for your iPad Air’s screen when the case is closed. Its base is thinner than the iPad Air, so it keeps your tablet portable and easy to slip into a bag or purse.

Additionally, the case’s high-performance material protects the back of your iPad Air and doubles as a stand, adding function without compromising the case’s ultra-thin profile.

Smart Sensing Technology Saves Battery Life

This keyboard uses smart sensing technology that automatically turns on your keyboard when you need it, and powers it down when you don’t.

The keyboard’s battery provides 264 hours of active use and 4,300 hours of standby time.

Compatibility Information

The Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case is compatible with the iPad Air.

What’s in the Box

Keyboard case, USB-to-micro-USB charging cable, and quick installation guide.

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case (Black)
At a Glance:
  • Lightweight, strong protection for iPad Air
  • Enjoy fast, accurate typing with well-spaced, responsive keys
  • Case supports multiple viewing angles
  • Keyboard folds out of your way for handheld mode
  • Smart sensing technology automatically turns keyboard on and off
  • Offers up to 264 hours of active battery life between charges

Keyboard folds out of the way for comfortable reading and viewing.
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From the manufacturer

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air

Belkin Logo

At a Glance:
  • Lightweight, strong protection for iPad Air
  • Enjoy fast, accurate typing with well-spaced, responsive keys
  • Case supports multiple viewing angles
  • Keyboard folds out of your way for handheld mode
  • Smart sensing technology automatically turns keyboard on and off
  • Offers up to 264 hours of active battery life between charges

Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case

For iPad Air

Turn your iPad Air into a laptop with the Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case. The well-spaced keys offer the movement and response of a laptop keyboard, making emails and word processing far easier and more comfortable than typing on a tablet’s touchscreen. Smart sensing technology automatically turns the keyboard on when you need to use it, and off when you don’t. The case supports multiple viewing angles to help you find the most comfortable position for watching videos or reading blogs. Made of aircraft grade aluminum, the lightweight keyboard acts as a cover offering exceptional protection for your iPad Air while the case prevents it from being scratched.

  • Keyboard case
  • USB-to-micro-USB charging cable
  • Quick installation guide
Type Comfortably on your iPad Air

Type Comfortably on your iPad Air

The Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air lets you type easily and comfortably with your tablet. This lightweight, sturdy keyboard case has well-spaced TruType keys that offer the movement and response of a laptop keyboard. You’ll type faster and more accurately than you do on your iPad Air’s touchscreen alone.

The keyboard folds away when you don’t need it and strong neodymium magnets hold your tablet securely at a variety of comfortable angles, so you can comfortably watch videos or browse the internet.

Smart Sensing Technology Saves Battery Life

Compatibility Information

The Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case is compatible with the iPad Air.

Smart Sensing Technology Saves Battery Life

This keyboard uses smart sensing technology that automatically turns on your keyboard when you need it, and powers it down when you don’t.

The keyboard’s battery provides 264 hours of active use and 4,300 hours of standby time.

Important information

Legal Disclaimer

No returns since is brand new

Additional information

Weight1.3 kg
Dimensions0.87 × 8.6 × 11 cm
Product Dimensions

0.87 x 8.6 x 11 inches

Item Weight

1.3 pounds

ASIN

B00EOE4G4E

Item model number

F5L151ttBLK

Batteries

1 Lithium Ion batteries required.

Date First Available

October 22 2013

Manufacturer

Belkin Components

8 reviews for Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air (Black)

  1. RichardB

    LOGITECH Ultrathin Keyboard Folio vs BELKIN QODE Ultimate Keyboard case!I decided that for my birthday I would get myself an iPad keyboard to facilitate my typing/writing. After considerable research (mostly on Amazon), it came down to the LOGITECH ULTRATHIN KEYBOARD FOLIO ($80) and the BELKIN QODE ULTIMATE KEYBOARD CASE ($106). True, they are not the same price but I decided, given how much I use my iPad (a lot, with hopes of using it even more post-keyboard) that the difference in cost would even out over time and that I wanted the best quality and qualities I could get for around $100 or less. In general, I’ve had good luck with products from both companies.(If you’ve previously read this review, note the additional FOLLOWUP COMMENTS added at the bottom! Thanks.)——————————–So, let’s start with the LOGITECH keyboard. First impression: Pretty nicely made.Fairly easy to get iPad in. Gotta push a bit to slide it in but then it fits tight. (Gotta work harder to slide it back out though)Oddly, the (minimalist) instructions indicate you should push it straight down to snap it in place. ?? Makes no sense. The upper corners are rigid and you’d just be risking snapping the plastic. (Read numerous complaints about the upper left one breaking a lot. Maybe because people were trying to fit it in the “Logitech” way. ?)Outside casing is some kind of dense rubber-like substance. Not crazy about the feel of it. Very solid though. Bit bulkier than the Belkin.The angle of the screen is fairly severe (upright) and not adjustable. iPad stayed in elevated position quite well. Screen bounces a bit when touching it, which, fortunately you don’t have to do too much with the various helper keys on the keyboard.Keys are big and keyspacing is excellent, tho the proximity of the keyboard to the screen is a bit too tight as I keep touching the screen as I move up the keyboard.The rounded keys look cool but I don’t think that helps. Feels/looks a little kids’ keyboard-like.I love having cursor positioning keys! (both models feature them) Having to “finger” the exact position in a word with just your digit on the iPad screen is tricky at times, yah?Keyboard is almost “too hard” a surface to type on. Hard to explain. Just my impression.Bit tricky getting used to the far left column of keys. It’s where I expect the Tab, Cap Locks, etc. The functions are there but only as alternates to the letter keys which are normally one column in from the edge.There is quite a bit of debate about the unusual rearrangement of the keys (they had to do to keep full-size keys). I can see why. Definitely slowed me down vs the Belkin. Probably could get used to it? If this were the only keyboard you were using. Might be more of a challenge if you’re switching back and forth with a regular keyboard.The Logitech case did not turn off the iPad when closed. Even pushing the power button on the iPad with case closed did not turn off iPad. Had to open case, then press iPad power button. Also needed to turn off the keyboard switch, it appears.——————————-OK, now onto the BELKIN. Also a quality build. Very easy to get into case. Just snaps down in. Also, almost as easy to get out.You can tell they’re slightly smaller keys but the placement is just the same as a regular keyboard, and the key shape and feel is more familiar. I can tell I’m typing faster already.Not accidentally hitting the screen as much. Barely bounces at all when I touch it unlike the Logitech.I like the action on the keys here more but the space bar is a little noisy. Fairly loud clack everytime I hit it. Of course, I may just be hitting it harder than necessary. Sounds a little plastic-y but feels very solid.Still though, the Belkin action is overall a a bit quieter.The keyboard is much more like the Apple keyboard on my iMac and MBAir.Belkin has a dedicated Siri button below the Left Shift key, which I may have to be careful of, or not. Still hard not to occasionally accidentally touch the screen, although, the three angles available are much better than the sole one on the Logitech. And man, once in position, it stays in position. Serious magnets.With the iPad in the furthest away slot (and most upright), there’s little risk of accidentally touching the screen, which speeds me up, and that angle is no more severe than the Logitech.Both have similar additional function keys, tho the Belkin has three mystery (optional) function keys on the numbers 2, 3 and 4. Will have to go to website to explore. (OK, they are music related: “Play more like this”, “Never play again”, “Add to iTunes Wish List”. Feh.)I’m liking this Belkin quite a bit. Mostly because typing feels more natural on this and that’s the primary function of a keyboard, no? Feels very solid.I like the (real?) leather feel of the back side of the case when closed. The aluminum front panel feels very solid also. Feels lighter than the Belkin, though in its packaging, I thought it would be heavier.The Belkin case did turn off the iPad when closed. I assume the keyboard shuts off too (as it’s supposed to) but I can see no external light/indicator addressing this. Also no way to gauge the specific battery level. Amber light comes on when charging and off when full, or so they say.————————–Both came charged already, with identical USB/microUSB charging cords. No idea at this point of the actual life of the batteries, but it’ll likely not be an issue (I would hope not, at least).Virtually no documentation with either case, except how to place the iPad into them, and turn on BlueTooth. Both paired up quickly.Going bsck noew to try out the Logitech keybosrd sgsion. (thst’d how weell I did coming bsck from the Belkin. Not so grest!)Just switched back to the Belkin and this is e typing at my usual speed. With any typos (1). Definitely faster immediately on the Belkin.FINAL DECISION after 90 minutes of testing:Going with the BELKIN!!Goodbye, LOGITECH, nice try.Hope this helps others decide.———————————————Thought a FOLLOWUP was in order as I had such a strong opinion when I first started using it.I discovered there IS a little blue light on the side that later indicated a BT hookup, which went out right after connection was made.One particular downside to the Belkin is that the symbol on the keys (letters, numbers, etc) kinda look like shiny decals, so depending on the light, they can have a bit of a glare to them.2/11/14OK, haven’t used the keyboard a lot in the last few days but yesterday when I went to type something I noticed it wasn’t responding. BT was on, had just charged both iPad and keyboard but nothing. Had other things to do so I just checked it now. Still inert. Restarted the iPad and it came right back. I realize now that I DIDN’T TRY PRESSING THE “PAIR” KEY up on the “=” key. That may have brought it back to life, although in Settings/BT, it showed the keyboard as CONNECTED. Hmmm… (another shortcoming-no indicator light on the Caps Lock key. Beware!)2/15/14Haven’t had that previous problem reoccur. Although, sometimes when I first start to use it, and trying to sign into a network, the password doesn’t take. No characters appear. I can copy & paste it from another app, but thats still odd behavior, tho not tragic.One thing which would make this thing totally great would be illuminated keys. If you tilt the screen to its most vertical position, you do get a fair amount of light from the screen, but not much from the other positions.Still, this thing is pretty damn solid.The touching-the-screen-accidentally has become less of a problem. If you keep your fingers over the keys like a proper typist, it’s not a problem. I’m not that proper. It’s also a bit too easy to hit the SIRI/mic key, as it’s just left of the short Command and Alt/Option keys, before the Function key. Again, not a biggie but a bit of annoyance.02/18/14Overall though, despite the shortcomings of a narrower keyboard and a bit of occasional contentious key action, having what is close to a real keyboard for the iPad truly turns it into a mini laptop, with an increased sense of productivity. Me, I wouldn’t give up my MacBook Air for it permanently, but since I can (and chose to) take the damn iPad with me virtually everywhere I go anyway, the added bulk is compensated for by the enhanced utility gained.Any future comments of notes, I’ll put them here. (Update posted 03/29/14)UPDATE 12/28/14Just a quick note to let people know that this model will also work with the iPad Air 2. It’s a slightly looser fit but has never come out. The only serious problem, which I don’t think is much of a problem, is that the alignment of the camera lens opening on the back does not properly line up with the lens.BUT, if you have unlimited funds, they’ve just come out with new models, the Ultimates, of which the Pro version (at least, at $150) has a lighted keyboard and can be used separately from the iPad (say, with an iPhone). The lighted keyboard is a dream to me since I llike to type in dark caves and the like, ;^)

  2. Ieem

    Faux Leather Peels Away!I purchased this in November 2014, after a previous case fell and, because the edges were unprotected, my iPad shattered. The number one reason for buying this replacement was to ensure the iPad was safe. After all, $700 is a lot to spend to buy $200 for ‘insurance’ that you still have to pay a deductible to use. It’s better to buy a top-notch case, which this is. Though I can’t recall if this has ever fallen (The first case I had, and Adesso, slipped out of my trunk and hit the pavement at an angle.), I can say that I’ve been rough with i such that wear and tear is prominent. I expected scratches. What I did not expect was for what looked like leather to begin to peel away. Every time I use the iPad, there are black shreds left behind. I’m mad that it wasn’t leather and concerned that the material that holds the keyboard and the iPad together will eventually rip. As such, 6 years later, I’m in the market for a replacement.Other things that came off much earlier were the black magnet covers. I tried super glue to no avail. Aesthetically, it was a useful feature. Beyond that, occasionally there’s a delay in getting keys to acknowledge touch typing, but that’s not a deal breaker. In some instances, it’s a sign that the keyboard battery needs to be charged. In others, I suppose it’s the Bluetooth angling to connect. The delay time is minimal–under 10 seconds.If you touch type, you will quickly notice that the colon/semi colon key is completely and illogically displaced. It’s annoying at first, but you get get use to it. Unclear why Belkin is unable to produce a traditional QWERTY keyboard when all of its competitors do. Anyway, given the noted, I wouldn’t spend more than $50 on this product. It’s going for over $100 and a replacement is right at $85. If the stripping that connects the keyboard to the iPad were real leather or even plastic, it would still be in tack and I wouldn’t worry to replace it. Unfortunately, most of the other brands that still make cases for older model iPads are poorly made. Belkin seems to be among a select few that have other solid features going for it. Knowing the lifespan of the current design, which wasn’t upgraded significantly, I’ll have to shop around for the lowest price possible. You should too or expect to replace your iPad cover frequently.

  3. Kara Lou

    BEWARE OF THIS VENDOR AND PRODUCTI bought 8 of these for work- ALL 8 OF THEM CRAPPED OUT IN LESS THAN 6 MOS. On December 16th, I purchased one for my personal use- they sent it to me with the magnet falling off the bottom of where the screen connects to the board (same thing happened with 3 others that we managed to rig to work…), I sent it back because frankly I’m f’n tired of paying for these and having to “fix” them with my own ingenuity. They send me another one AND IT COMES TO ME BROKEN- no magnets at all on right side so it won’t even stay up. I send it back, they say it is 1 day past the 30 day purchase on the ORIGINAL item so “oh well”. Amazon filed a formal complaint, however I am disgusted by this inferior company and product and if anyone reads this and STILL is ignorant enough to buy this product through this company then may you get exactly what you deserve.

  4. TriciaH

    Very happy. Excellent keyboard and case.I originally tried the Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case, having bought one for my husband with the thought of getting another one for myself. I found that case a bit heavy though and it isn’t really a case.This one attaches around my iPad Air perfectly. The magnets work well for placing the viewing angle and the case feels secure when closed. It’s also fairly light. The keyboard has good key return. My only issue is the placement of the : and ; keys. They are dropped down to the bottom row. As a touch typist that is hard to adjust to but I don’t really write code on my iPad too much so it won’t be too much trouble.Update Aug 2018 – I got the new Ipad 9.7inch (the one that works with the apple pencil) and my keyboard case works perfectly with it as well. The keyboard must charge from the ipad itself when it’s in use as I don’t think I’ve charged it since the initial charge over a year ago.

  5. Bob Brant

    This is a beautiful keyboard caseThis is a beautiful keyboard case. The three magnet positions are a nice touch and the leather case to keyboard connector is very classy.I have big hands (8.5 inch palm heel to middle finger tip). I find the keyboard too small for me. For example, I keep on hitting the “Enter/Return” key when I want the apostrophe. Also the right slanted slash (/) key is not in the usual place as the full keyboard, nor is the question mark key. So all this requires adjusting touch typing. However, as noted, it is a quality product. Haven’t had it long so I can’t attest to durability.

  6. Anurag Shah

    Great build quality & responsive. No backlitThe keyboard has high build quality & very sturdy. Keys are very close to any Mac keyboard and there is no delay when using across different apps.It does increase the weight on the ipad significantly… Although that was expected.The only downside I find after using regularly is the lack of a back-lit keyboard to use in the night, on an aircraft etc.

  7. Nelson Fernandez

    Util con una observacionAdquiri un segundo teclado el cual veo que mejoro en la parte del IMAN que activa y vincula el teclado con el IPAD, en el primer teclado se le cayeron los imanes y ya no sirvió, en esta segunda adquisicion mi observacion es respecto al material de piel o sintetico en la parte posterior del case, SE LE CAE LA PINTURA o recubrimiento no es durable y afecta la estetica del case.

  8. CABBA

    really good keyboard, battery life is fantasticreally good keyboard, battery life is fantastic. Turns my iPad into a really efficiently note taking device for school or at work. 1 star off bcasue some of the rubber coverings have come off though it doesn’t affect the performance of the keyboard.

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