Kensington KeyCover Plus Hard Case Keyboard for iPad Air

Screen Shot 2014-03-13 at 1.50.42 PMiPad is a great device, but its cramped on-screen keyboard leaves a lot to be desired. It works fine for shorter typing excursions (e-mails for instance, short product reviews like this one, etc.), but it’s not meant to be used for extended typing sessions.

Physical keyboards help alleviate this problem somewhat. The physical key response is very valuable, especially if you are a touch-typist. However, many such keyboards, including this one, are still pretty cramped and make fluid typing all but impossible.

That’s the bad news. The good news is that as far as iPad Air keyboards go this one is pretty well built and designed. It is relatively lightweight and it doubles as a partial protection case. It allows for a quick storage of your iPad Air when it’s not in use. Since it’s a Bluetooth keyboard, it relies on having it synced with your device for connection. This was relatively easy to accomplish, and the wireless connection remained steady and reliable throughout the time I was using it.

The keyboard allows you to prop up your iPad Air while typing, in either the landscape or the portrait direction. The propped up iPad Air was securely lodged, although I would not want to use this keyboard away from a flat surface (a desk for instance) on which to rest it. You are also unable to adjust the viewing angle while tying, which is another minor inconvenience.

This case also provides some level of protection for your iPad Air. However, as mentioned earlier, the back is still completely exposed, and I would not trust this case to protect my iPad Air from more serious falls or impacts.

Overall, this is a decent product that can help you get more out of your iPad Air in terms of productivity. However, the physical limitations of iPad Air have also put a constraint on the maximum usability of any small keyboard like this one.


Bojan Tunguz

Bojan Tunguz was born in Bosnia and Herzegovina, which he and his family fled during the civil war for the neighboring Croatia. Over the past two decades he has studied, lived and worked in the United States. He is a theoretical physicist with degrees from Stanford and University of Illinois. Tunguz has taught physics at several prominent liberal arts colleges and has been writing about physics, science and technology for more than a decade. He also has a wide spectrum of interests, and reads and writes about current events, society, culture, religion and politics. Over the years he has reviewed many of the books that he has read, and posted his reviews on various online outlets. In 2011 he had become a top 10 reviewer on, where he continues to be very active. Aside from reading and writing, Tunguz enjoys traveling, digital photography, hiking, and fitness. He resides with his wife in Indiana. You can follow my review updates on the following pages as well: Facebook: Twitter: Google+:

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