Thinking about getting work done on your iPad? Now that Microsoft Office is available for the iPad, it's even handier to have a keyboard case or attachment to use with your Apple tablet. Here are some of our top picks.


Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad Air

CNET RATING (Out of 5) 4 stars (excellent)

THE GOOD An excellent, uncompromising keyboard; solid build

THE BAD It lacks advanced case features like automatic Bluetooth pairing or multiple viewing angles.

THE COST $79.99 to $124.74

BOTTOM LINE An excellent -- if feature-minimal -- Bluetooth keyboard accessory

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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case (for second-, third- and fourth-gen iPads)

CNET RATING (Out of 5) 4 stars (excellent)

THE GOOD An excellent keyboard; it automatically turns on and off; multiple viewing angles.

THE BAD It's unclear if the plastic construction will hold up over time.

THE COST $93.19 to $161.48

 

BOTTOM LINE It turns your iPad into a good laptop alternative.


Apple Wireless Keyboard (2007)

CNET RATING (Out of 5) 3.5 stars (very good)

THE GOOD An ultrathin profile and minimal footprint; Bluetooth pairing is simple.

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THE BAD There's no number pad; small keys feel cramped.

THE COST $55.99 to $235.94

BOTTOM LINE Despite a lack of extra features, this keyboard does the job and looks good doing it.


Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Mini (for iPad Mini)

CNET RATING (Out of 5) 3.5 stars (very good)

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THE GOOD It's slim, lightweight and serves as a screen protector.

THE BAD The keyboard is a bit cramped, and the case protects only the front of your iPad.

THE COST $59.99 to $89.49

BOTTOM LINE Arguably the best keyboard-case option for the iPad Mini.


CNET staff contributors: Senior editors Scott Stein and Laura K. Cucullu, executive editor David Carnoy and associate editor Justin Yu. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit cnet.com