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Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard and Retina Display for Apple iPad 2: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation (Black)

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3 Responses to “Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard and Retina Display for Apple iPad 2: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation (Black)”

  1. Lawless says:
    193 of 198 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Fantastic accessory for the iPad 3rd generation, March 21, 2012
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    Lawless

    This review is from: Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard and Retina Spectacle for Apple iPad 2: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation (Black) (Personal Computers)
    I had place a honest amount of thought into what kind of case to get for my iPad before it arrived, and finally chose to try this one based on observations I read about the iPad 2 version.

    I haven’t had it very long but have formed a very favorable impression of it quickly.

    The basics: You slide your iPad into one section of the folio, which like many regular suitcases allows you to position the iPad at numerous angles by resting the bottom of the iPad section in grooves in another section of the folio.

    When the removable keyboard is not attached, this gives you a honest amount of flexibilty on viewing angle. When the keyboard is attached (by Velcro type fasteners), the bottom of the tablet section rests against the back of the keyboard in a typical pad type setup.

    The keyboard itself is very usable; in fact I was surprised at just how simple it was to type on. In a sitting position with the case in my lap, keyboard attached, I approach something like my normal typing speed. I also like the feel / resistance of the keys quite a bit.

    Pairing the keyboard with the tablet was simple, and switching between physical / onscreen keyboard is as simple as moving the slider type button on the bottom edge of the keyboad.

    The case has a magnetic fastening which is adequate to hold the sections closed, though other suitcases I’ve examined have a bit more of a snug, secure feel, and to me this seems more pronounced when the keyboard is not in the case. This is something I expected and a tradeoff I am quite pleased to live with – the case works just fine for me.

    When the case is closed with the keyboard attached, the keyboard folds on top of the tablet section but does not ever make contact with the screen as far as I can tell.

    By and large I’m very pleased and have that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you feel that you made a excellent buy.

    Edit 03/25/2012:

    I wanted to add for those who might not know that turning Bluetooth on (on your iPad), does have a significant impact on battery life.
    If I’m not going to be using the keyboard for a while I disable Bluetooth via the Settings panel. I find it well-located to keep the Settings app as one of the fixed icons at the bottom of the screen to make this simpler.

    Also thought I’d mention that I’ve gotten quite a bit of positive feedback from acquaintances and coworkers who looked at / played with this setup. At smallest amount two have said that they will be ordering one.

    Edit 03/31/2012:

    One last update due to a question I’ve been questioned numerous era.

    I’m sure most already know, but the keyboard does not have to be attached to the case to be used. In fact, my currently preferred method of using this setup is to detach the keyboard, angle the case to my liking, and use the keyboard or tablet as needed.

    This works fantastic when I’m at my desk or have the tablet on the nightstand (for occasion) – if space isn’t available for that then I just leave the keyboard attached to the case.

    I can’t resist praising the keyboard one last time, simply because I’m amazed at just how well I can type on it. I really prefer it to the keyboard on my laptop, which is considerably larger.

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  2. Vyshtia says:
    138 of 147 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    EXCELLENT keyboard. BAD folio!, April 24, 2012
    By 
    Vyshtia (CA, USA) –
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    This review is from: Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard and Retina Spectacle for Apple iPad 2: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation (Black) (Personal Computers)
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    I have the iPad 2 and a Zaggfolio. I also have the Belkin Pro Color Duo Tri-Fold Folio with Stand, and Targus Slim Case. Honestly, I didn’t like the Belkin Folio when I compared between that one and the Targus one. So I’m not too surprised that this Folio/Keyboard combo failed when compared to the Zaggfolio. This product is the epitome of “..so close, but no cigar.”

    So the concept is simple. Have one unit that will hold and protect your iPad and give you access to a fully functional keyboard as well. I use this selection when I travel and want to blog on the road. I can also use this combo to write notes in school. Basically, it turns my iPad into a light laptop. I really like the Zaggolio for this. The Zaggfolio is one complete unit that holds the keyboard and iPad together in a very protective case. It’s simple to pop the iPad in and out of the case and the keyboard is very simple to use. My only complaint is that the “Delete” key is smaller than usual and so I will miss it and hit the ” = ” button (right next to it) instead. On a full-size keyboard, this would be the “Backspace” key and this key is usually double the width of other keys. This is vital to me because I’m a touch-typist of 90wpm – with the Zaggfolio, I keep missing and it’s very annoying. Not a deal-breaker – but very annoying. If there was any way to have that fixed, I would.

    I went into all that to make the point that the Belkin Wireless Keyboard is unquestionably top-notch. I would give it 5 stars. It blows the Zaggfolio keyboard out of the water in that it does not have that one huge fault the Zaggfolio keyboard has with the “delete” key. The Belkin keyboard has a genteel “Backspace” key of the genteel size, so I can really type more normally. They both have the same push button feedback – brilliant. The company’s describes this as “A spring means underneath each key ensures a tactile rejoinder with every stroke, helping you to type nearer and with less error than on a touchscreen. Plus, function-specific keys let you easily copy and paste text, moderate volume and control music.” – I agree with this statement wholeheartedly. I like the feel of the keys. I’m one that really likes feedback, that’s why I like the feel of keys to touchscreen keyboards. The Belkin keyboard is slightly wider (left to right) than the Zaggfolio keyboard at 258mm (Zaggfolio is 241mm). Beklin’s Height (top to bottom) 124mm, which is much smaller than the Zaggfolio’s 169mm. That’s kind of like comparing apples to oranges though. The Belkin keyboard is JUST a keyboard. The Zaggfolio keyboard is also a docking station that allows your iPad to be docked in either profile or landscape orientation – a feature that the Belkin keyboard/folio combo does NOT give you. The keyboard itself is quite compact for such functionality, so if I could find a decent case for it – I want to keep the keyboard on it’s own as a really, really brilliant keyboard as far as touch/feel/functionality goes. I haven’t used it for long so I cannot speak on the lifespan of the battery at this point. It’s simple enough to charge with the built-in USB/MicroUSB cable. Same way you would charge the Zaggfolio. You can also sync this keyboard to your iPhone. Very simple to sync with iPad and iPhone.

    Bottom line – I unquestionably like this keyboard. As a portable, bluetooth, keyboard – this one has the best feedback and function. Not sure how long the battery lasts – but other than that one unknown – at this point, I would give this keyboard 4.5/5 stars. A proven battery life and by and large durability would bump this up to 5/5 stars. I reckon Belkin needs to come out with a carry case for this keyboard and call it a day.

    Now for the terrible news. The “Folio” part of this “Keyboard/Folio” combo is unquestionably horrible. I can’t even look at it, it is so upsetting. Now remember that I didn’t like the other Belkin folio either. I don’t reckon Folio’s are Belkin’s strong suit. The Zaggfolio and the Targus folio both beat the Belkin folio up and down the street and back. Here, let me list the reasons why:

    1. The folio + keyboard combo doesn’t even fit together right. It’s not a comprehensive unit. If you have the keyboard velcro’ed in and the iPad in it’s respective sleeve – if you try to close it, the keys would just be right up into the iPad screen. In fact, most of the keys are pushed in by the iPad screen which makes me agonize about the keys and the screen. The folio is also just a soft fabric sleeve with no rigid chains and the whole thing held closed by one small magnetic tab, so the whole thing just moves and squishes around the world over. It’s NOT protective, it’s not solid, it’s not simple to hold or carry around, and it’s not secure. All complete opposites to the Zaggfolio.
    2. There is no automatic shut off for the iPad when you close the cover – this is such a BASIC iPad function, I don’t…

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  3. AmazonCustomerSinceAmazonSoldOnlyBooks says:
    29 of 32 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    Meh. Could be better. Was too much distress to take up again using., May 10, 2012
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    AmazonCustomerSinceAmazonSoldOnlyBooks (Southern CA USA) –
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    This review is from: Belkin Keyboard Folio Case with Keyboard and Retina Spectacle for Apple iPad 2: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Generation (Black) (Personal Computers)
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    I have been looking at uncommon keyboard suitcases for the new iPad, and this one seemed to be the ticket. The only thing lacking was BlueTooth 4.0, but none have that selection yet.

    (When the 4.0 comes out–watch out! It will save your batteries, both on the keyboard as well as the iPad. I’d wait if I were you.)

    This case is made of a approximate fabric that catches every single piece of dust around. It looks worn out after 2 weeks of use.

    The keyboard is comfortable, but loses its connection constantly and I have to reconnect it each time I want to use it. A huge pain, and now I never use it.

    The keyboard seems to rest away from the iPad’s screen. Belkin did a excellent job of making the ridge around the iPad high enough that it protects the screen from the facing keyboard when the case is closed.

    The auto-off does not work. EVER.

    It’s cumbersome, dusty, and hard to work with. The auto-off doesn’t work. No way would I recommend this to anyone. Opening and closing it is awkward.

    I really wanted to write a excellent review on this. I was so jazzed to see one by Belkin, a company that, in my history, has been pretty darned capable for producing a quality product. But it just doesn’t work.

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