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Cases and attachments for your iPad

Cnet has picked the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case

Cnet has picked the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case as one of the best iPad keyboard accessories. Photo Credit: CBS Interactive

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


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.

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)

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

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