BELKIN Ultimate Keyboard Case Review. I’m looking to buy the best keyboard for iPad Air for content creators like myself: B2B, financial services professionals and bloggers.
For those of you who are not familiar with my work on VisibleBanking.com, since early 2007 I’ve been curating and championing social media and digital innovation in the global financial services industry. You can find on my blog a broad range of content covering topics such as social media, social business and mobile, and formats like blog articles, photos, video comments and video interviews.
In early November 2013, I bought an iPad Air. It proved an excellent purchase: it’s much lighter than before, it’s superbly designed and it’s fast and powerful. Arguably, it’s currently the ultimate hybrid device for both entertainment and work.
Being both a global social media planner and a practitioner, I’ll let you imagine how much content I have to produce on daily basis. I need to be able to capture my ideas and articulate my concepts as and when needed throughout the day, from the office or on the road.
In my opinion, the iPad’s on-board virtual keyboard is not fit for heavy typing and content production. I find it lagging a lot which makes it rather challenging to capture a conversation or cover a live event.
I’ve been reading and watching dozens of online (video) reviews for the last month or so, but I couldn’t find the one which would provide me with all the information required to select the best keyboard for my needs.
So I thought it’d be a great opportunity to test some of the best keyboards for iPad Air to date and share my feedback with you in the form of a social media mash up in the form of a blog post including content like PowerPoint slides, YouTube and Vine videos, and photos.
Those are my very first product reviews, so not only am I feeling very humble and excited at the same time to share my work with you, it would also mean a lot to me to receive your comments and suggestions, and compare our experiences using those devices.
BELKIN Ultimate Keyboard Case
In this review, I will share my thoughts and my hands-on experience of the BELKIN Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air. As of Friday 20th December, this popular Bluetooth keyboard enjoyed a score of 4.2 stars on BestBuy.com (from only 5 customer reviews).
You will find below the product dimensions:
- Length: 7.75 in (197 mm)
- Width: 9.6 in (245 mm)
- Depth: 0.74 in (18.8 mm) closed with iPad
- Weight: 0.9 pounds (411 grams)
You surely noticed the YouTube video at the top of my article, REVIEW Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case iPad Air | Best Keyboard for iPad Air?.
You will find the following sections in my comprehensive review:
- Build and design (2:10)
- Protection: inserting and removing your iPad Air (6:38)
- Bluetooth pairing (7:59)
- Keyboard layout and features (9:14)
- Sound (11:14)
- Conclusion (13:07)
Watch my video to find out if this light and responsive Bluetooth keyboard from BELKIN met my expectations and fulfilled all my needs (business and entertainment).
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I invite you to find below a photo selection of the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case. Those pictures are all included in my photo album, Best Keyboards for iPad Air, on Google+.
Please find below a screenshot of the vine video I put together to showcase the BELKIN Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air in just 6 seconds.
25 PROS and CONS
Please find below a categorized list of strengths and weaknesses I shared on slideshare in my presentation, 25 PROS & CONS BELKIN Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air.
CORRECTION: this keyboard is not backlit, apologies for the typo.