PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Belkin, the market leader for tablet accessories, today unveiled its newest lineup of cases and keyboards designed for the new iPad Air. Featuring three new Qode keyboard cases, the Apex 360 Advanced Protection Case, and folios created for use on the go or on the couch, Belkin’s collection for iPad Air offers something for everyone and every use.
Belkin Qode Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air (Photo: Business Wire)
“Research firm IDC speculates that more than 227 million tablets will ship worldwide in 2013, up more than 57 percent from 2012(1), and from our own research we know that consumers are using these tablets primarily as laptop replacements and to watch video content,” said Chet Pipkin, CEO of Belkin. “We created our iPad Air accessories around these use cases, upping the ante in terms of protection, versatility and comfort to provide the best experience possible with their new device.”
For iPad Air, Belkin updated and improved its award-winning keyboard case collection with three new keyboards offering a range of features and options under the new Qode brand name. The name Qode represents performance, productivity and ease of communication. Smart and intuitive, Qode combines sophisticated technology with beautiful design to create the best iPad keyboards on the market. The Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case offers top-of-the-line features and dual-sided aluminum protection in a sleek and slim body for those wanting to use their iPad as a laptop replacement. Ultra-thin and lightweight, the Qode Thin Type for iPad Air offers unsurpassed portability and ease of attachment for those who don’t want a keyboard all the time, while the Qode Slim Style provides full protection in a slim, stylish folio design. All new keyboards feature Belkin’s exclusive TruType™ keyboard for superior typing accuracy, optimal tactile response and a comfortable, laptop-like feel.
Belkin’s iPad Air case collection also features 10 unique cases and folios designed to match any style, activity or use. The Apex 360 is one of the thinnest extreme protection cases on the market and is built to surpass the U.S. Military’s 6-foot drop test. Crafted from an innovative rubberized material, the Apex 360 offers enhanced shock absorption in a stylish package. The all-new FreeStyle Cover features Belkin’s thinnest case with a removable QuickStand front cover that snaps on for use as a stand or protective front cover and quickly detaches for minimalist back protection. Designed specifically for use while lounging, the LapStand Cover is crafted with a unique ComfortForm material that helps to keep the iPad Air balanced comfortably on a lap for easy hands-free viewing. For those looking to cover the iPad Air in color and pattern, the FormFit offers a wide range of stylish options while keeping a slim, minimalist profile.
Belkin’s full lineup of new iPad Air keyboards and iPad Air cases:
Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L151) $129.99
Qode ThinType Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L155) $99.99
Qode Slim Style Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L152) $79.99
Apex360 Advanced Protection Case for iPad Air (F7N001) $89.99
Apex 360 Advanced Protection Case for iPad mini (F7N023) $69.99
FreeStyle Cover for iPad Air (F7N100) $59.99
Classic Strap Cover for iPad Air (F7N053) $29.99
TriFold Cover for iPad Air (F7N056) $39.99
MultiTasker Cover for iPad Air (F7N059) $59.99
Stripe Tab Cover with Stand for iPad Air (F7N060) $49.99
Dash Tab Cover with Stand for iPad Air (F7N064) $49.99
Quilted Cover with Stand for iPad Air (F7N073) $39.99
Belkin accessories for iPad Air will be available online at Belkin.com and at select retailers worldwide starting in November. The Apex360 Advanced Protection Case for iPad Mini is available now at Belkin.com and select retailers and will be available for IPad Air in December.
iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
1IDC, Quarterly Worldwide Tablet Tracker, http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=81
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