The ring of Tim Cook’s softened Southern twang hasn’t yet left our ears, and yet Belkin has already announced, not one, but practically a whole wall at the Apple Store full of iPad Air cases and keyboards.
Of the ten cases and three keyboard cases announced by Belkin after today’s event, the most interesting is the minimalist Qode (perhaps a Star Wars character?) Thin Type Keyboard Case — one of Belkin’s excellent keyboards wrapped in aluminum and equipped with a hinge that lets it double as a cover for the screen. For a little more protection, there’s the Qode (Peruvian dessert?) Ultimate Keyboard Case, which adds a protective aluminum backing around the iPad Air.
Then there’s the FreeStyle Cover, another minimalist approach to a case, this time without keyboard. The FreeStyle hides a flipout magnet that serves as a rest for the iPad Air so it can be used in portrait mode.
The Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case will sell for $130, the more minimal Qode Thin Type for $100 and the FreeStyle Cover for $60 when they become available later this year.
There’s simply too much case here to write about in a single go without a stuntman or serious safety precautions. For those determined to stagger about in case joy, here’s the full list at Belkin’s website.