The Typo Keyboard is a beautifully crafted Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad Air/iPad Air 2, and with the recent price drop from $189 to $149, it has become a much more attractive propostion. It has an adjustable metal stand which allows you to put the iPad cradle portion of the case at a wide variety of angles. The stand feels very well made and can be used with the keyboard attached or detached, so if you want to use your iPad Air 2 for reading in bed without the keyboard in the way, you are all set. Key action is quite good–the keys are flatter than on a normal laptop keyboard, but the key action is easy to get used to. The Typo also has a built in autocorrect feature, which should help with all those inevitable typos. One thing which the Typo sadly lacks is a trackpad. You might question the need for a trackpad when you are using a touchscreen device, but the Typo Keyboard fools you into believing you are typing on a laptop, so you find yourself constantly touching the area on the Typo Keyboard where a trackpad should be located…but isn’t…before you realize what you are doing and touch the iPad screen instead.
Construction: The build quality of the Typo Keyboard Case is very good. The cradle for the iPad Air and the area surrounding the keyboard is made of a soft touch plastic which has a luxurious and slightly velvety feel. The metal stand, which folds flat up against the outside of the iPad cradle when not in use, is both sturdy and stable. Using the Typo Keyboard with the iPad Air 2 is very comfortable and intuitive, with the exception of the lack of a trackpad. It really expands the use of your iPad Air 2.
1. Expands usability of iPad Air 2 by making typing much faster and more laptop-like
2. Removes envy/longing for Surface!
3. Bluetooth pairing is easy and stable. Battery life seems good.
4. Build quality feels very solid.
5. Keyboard can either be used in magnetically attached mode or while detached from iPad cradle
1. No trackpad! This keyboard feels like it should have a trackpad, and I find myself constantly reaching for a trackpad that isn’t there. A small trackpad would be a welcome addition on future models.
Overall, I think this is a very attractive and functional case which can add a lot of functionality to your iPad Air or Air 2. The Typo Keyboard Case can be purchased for $149 directly from the folks at Typo Keyboards at:
Finally, if you’d like more details, here is a link to my YouTube review: