Belkin Explodes Off The Block With Thirteen New iPad Air Accessories


Belkin’s gorgeous alloy Qode Thin Tyoe Keyboard Case.

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.


The Belkin FreeStyle Cover; note the magnet.

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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 and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.

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