New QODE Keyboards Available Exclusively at AT&T and Belkin.com

Playa Vista, Calif. – December 4 2014 – Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, today announced availability of its new keyboards for the iPad Air 2, the award-winning QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard and the QODE Ultimate Keyboard. Belkin's most advanced iPad keyboards to date, both keyboards are designed specifically for the iPad Air 2 and are available exclusively at AT&T and Belkin.com.

"Our newest flagship keyboard, the QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 combines durable tablet protection, unparalleled versatility and an upgraded typing experience in one convenient, lightweight package," said Ana Hory, the director of product management for Belkin's QODE keyboard business. "It's a game changer in the iPad accessory market and we are thrilled to launch both new keyboards exclusively at AT&T just in time for the busy holiday season."

Designed for users who want both a protective case and a keyboard, but not always at the same time, the QODE Ultimate Pro features a detachable back case that makes it simple to remove from the keyboard. The case portion is compatible with the Apple Smart Cover for full dual-sided protection when the keyboard isn't in use. Thanks to its detachable case, the QODE Ultimate Pro also features both portrait or landscape modes for more viewing options than traditional clamshell keyboard cases.

Belkin completely redesigned the keyboard layout of the QODE Ultimate Pro, making it the first iPad keyboard case on the market with the same number of keys as a laptop keyboard for increased functionality. Belkin also increased the width of the keycap shape and improved key pitch for a faster, more accurate and more comfortable typing experience. A first for the QODE keyboard line, the Ultimate Pro features a backlit keyboard with three brightness levels for easier typing in darkness or low light.

The QODE Ultimate Pro's Bluetooth® Smart Keyboard seamlessly pairs up to two devices at once and features a smart-sensing technology that automatically turns the keyboard on when the iPad Air is docked and off when closed, even when used as a standalone keyboard. The auto on/off feature helps prevent battery drainage and contributes to the Ultimate Pro's impressive battery life of up to one year on a single charge.

"We are excited to be the first retailer to offer the new QODE keyboards this Holiday," said Michael Cowan, accessories business director at AT&T. "Our customers benefit from having two wonderful options – the QODE Ultimate Pro keyboard and the QODE Ultimate keyboard – both of which offer style, protection, and productivity in one unified accessory."

QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L176) – MSRP $149.99

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Improved keyboard layout for more accurate typing
  • Backlit keys with three brightness levels
  • Adjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing angles
  • Detachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detached
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Bluetooth Smart technology pairs with up to two devices simultaneously
  • Up to one year of continuous battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver

QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L178) – MSRP $129.99

  • Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel
  • Three viewing angles with dual neodymium magnets for extra stability
  • Smart-sensing auto on/off technology
  • Keyboard folds into case for comfortable handheld tablet use
  • Up to six months of active battery life at average usage rates
  • Available in two colors: Space Gray and Silver

Availability
The QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 and QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 are available now at ATT.com and Belkin.com, and will be available in AT&T Stores on December 6.

About Belkin International, Inc.
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Media Contacts:

Leah Polk
Sr. Public Relations Manager
(310) 751-2738
leah.polk@belkin.com

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