Apple’s iPad has taken the tablet market by storm ever since it was released, selling millions of them in very less period. iPad has also hundreds of apps to customize like the iPhone. Most of us use the iPad for emails, web browsing, chatting and also social networking. But at the same time iPad has also gained popularity in the corporate world. But using the iPad for work is a bit difficult with typing documents, presentations etc using the on screen keyboard. Although the on screen keyboard performs well, for longer typing it is not suited and also it occupies almost half of the screen. In such cases you can get one of the external Bluetooth enabled keyboards for your iPad.
So here is a list of 8 best keyboard accessories for your iPad (2, 3 and 4 generations).
1. Apple wireless keyboard:
Although Apple Wireless Keyboard is not particularly made for iPad, it works well. The Bluetooth enabled keyboard works with Macs as well. Since this keyboard is designed for Macs, the keys are well spaced and easy to type. This is one of the best keyboards available for iPad, but does not come with a docking unit, you will have to use a separate dock with iPad.
2. Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard cover-
Ultrathin keyboard is a stylish, ultrathin aluminium screen cover that feels great and looks even better designed to complement your iPad. The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover securely attaches to your iPad, thanks to the clever magnetic clip. Aligned with the magnets built in the iPad’s frame, it draws tablet and cover irresistibly together. Instant On/Off automatically wakes your iPad when you open the cover and sends it to sleep when you close it and It is priced at $99.
3. Solar Keyboard Folio for iPad-
With the Solar Keyboard Folio, you don’t have to worry about battery or wires. The built-in Bluetooth keyboard draws its power from any type of light, both indoors and out. The Instant On/Off automatically wakes your iPad when you open the folio and sends it to sleep when you close it. The keyboard is priced at $129.99.
4. Zagg Zaggfolio:
Created with a stylish design and a durable microfiber lining, the ZAGGfolio is an impressively thin multi-function iPad keyboard case for Apple iPad 3 & 4. The folio is complete with a removable Bluetooth keyboard and a built-in stand system, ideal for on-the-go use.The ZAGGfolio is priced at 99.99€ for folio and keyboard and 69.99€ for the keyboard alone.
5. ZaggKeys Pro and Pro Plus:
The ZAGGkeys PRO and PROplus are ultra-thin Bluetooth keyboard accessories that accentuate the utility and convenience of the Apple iPad 2, 3 or 4, with the added benefit of backlit keys on the PROplus model.The lightweight and durable aluminium construction of the ZAGGkeys PRO and PROplus match the look and feel of the iPad. The keyboard is priced at 139.99€ for the PROplus version and 109.99€ for the PRO version.
If you are looking to make your iPad look and work like a laptop or a netbook, then Clam Case is the best solution. It has a cover where you can slide you iPad and close it and look exactly like a laptop. But the main issue is the design and weight, if you are looking to carry it around, then its bulky. The keyboard is priced at $169 for the Pro version and $149 for the normal version.
7. Belkin Keyboard Folio case:
Belkin Keyboard Folio Case was originally designed for iPad 2 and comes with a folio cover and a keyboard. It is a smart keyboard case with a strong keyboard and a flexible set of versatile transforming shapes for everyday use. It is priced at $79.
8. Crux 360:
Crux360 for iPad features an all new snap in from the front design, which makes it very quick and easy to insert and remove your iPad. The new Crux360 also features a “window cover” on the back, which allows you to cover or uncover the Apple icon. It is compatible with various types of screen protectors. It is supported for iPad 2, 3 and 4 versions. Crux 360 is priced at $99.