The iPad mini is portable enough to go anywhere and can run the more than 300,000 apps in the App Store. In fact, the 7.9-inch mini is so versatile it can easily pinch hit for a PC, whether you’re composing emails, word processing or taking notes in meetings. To make typing faster and more comfortable, several companies offer keyboards for the iPad mini. All of these useful accessories prop up your tablet to give you a laptop-like experience, and some double as cases to protect your investment. We tested six iPad mini keyboard cases to find out which ones offer the best mix of design, features and comfort.
Belkin, one of the major Apple accessory makers, has now added a keyboard case for the iPad mini to its portfolio. Like its similar accessory for the full-size iPad, the Portable Keyboard Case for iPad mini protects the mini with a thin rubberized sheath. For $80, this case also doubles as a stand, though it could be easier to transform.