Wait Till You See How Little This Ruggedized iPad Mini Keyboard Case Costs

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Reaction to this ruggedized, clamshell Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad mini must surely qualify as a “what the…?!” moment. Not because the New Trent Airbender Mini is ruggedized, and a keyboard, and a case, and a stand; but because it combines each of those sought-after elements for $40.

“What the…?!”

Yup. A rubberized exterior mitigates drops, the whole thing has plugs to seal up ports so water can’t enter (though it’s splashproof, not submersible) and there’s a stand at the back to prop the iPad mini up for viewing or when you’re typing.

Then there’s the Bluetooth-connected keyboard, which can rotate 360 degrees on an aluminum arm in landscape or portrait; it looks like you can even separate the two halves of the case. Oh, and it also comes with an integrated screen protector. All for $40.

Here’s a YouTube clip of the case in action.

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Eli MilchmanWhen he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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