Tuggerah, Australia - October 23, 2013: Belkin, the market leader for tablet accessories, today unveiled its newest lineup of cases and keyboards designed for the new iPad Air. Featuring three new Qode keyboard cases and a range of folios created for use on the go or on the couch, Belkin’s collection for iPad Air offers something for everyone and every use.

“Research firm IDC speculates that more than 227 million tablets will ship worldwide in 2013, up more than 57 percent from 20121, and from our own research we know that consumers are using these tablets primarily as laptop replacements and to watch video content,” said Chet Pipkin, CEO of Belkin. “We created our iPad Air accessories around these use cases, upping the ante in terms of protection, versatility and comfort to provide the best experience possible with their new device.”

For iPad Air, Belkin updated and improved its award-winning keyboard case collection with three new keyboards offering a range of features and options under the new Qode brand name. The name Qode represents performance, productivity and ease of communication. Smart and intuitive, Qode combines sophisticated technology with beautiful design to create the best iPad keyboards on the market.

The Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case offers top-of-the-line features and dual-sided aluminum protection in a sleek and slim body for those wanting to use their iPad as a laptop replacement. Ultra-thin and lightweight, the Qode Thin Type for iPad Air offers unsurpassed portability and ease of attachment for those who don’t want a keyboard all the time, while the Qode Slim Style provides full protection in a slim, stylish folio design. All new keyboards feature Belkin’s exclusive TruType™ keyboard for superior typing accuracy, optimal tactile response and a comfortable, laptop-like feel.

Belkin’s iPad Air case collection also features 6 unique cases and folios designed to match any style, activity or use. Designed for use while relaxing, the LapStand Cover is crafted with a unique ComfortForm material that helps to keep the iPad Air balanced comfortably on a lap for easy hands-free viewing. For those looking to cover the iPad Air in colour and pattern, the FormFit offers a wide range of stylish options while keeping a slim, minimalist profile.

Belkin’s full lineup of new iPad Air keyboards and iPad Air cases:

Qode Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L151) $149.95
  • Extremely thin and light aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feel and durable screen protection
  • Well-spaced TruType keys offer responsive, accurate typing
  • Three viewing angles with dual neodymium magnets for extra stability
  • Keyboard auto on/off; smart sensing technology automatically turns keyboard off when not in use
  • Keyboard folds into case for comfortable handheld tablet use
  • Rechargeable battery with 264 hours active battery life
  • Aluminum body in two color options: Black and Silver
Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L155) $129.95
  • Protective screen cover and Bluetooth® keyboard in one
  • Well-spaced TruType keys offer responsive, accurate typing
  • Function and iOS specific keys
  • Secure-hold magnets snap seamlessly to iPad
  • Two angles for both landscape and portrait viewing
  • Rechargeable battery with 79 hours active battery life
  • Anodized aluminum body in Silver
  • Less than 4mm thin
  • Smart sensing technology automatically turns keyboard off when not in use
Qode Slim Style Keyboard Case for iPad Air (F5L152) $109.95
  • Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in one
  • Well-spaced TruType keys offer responsive, accurate typing
  • Innovative stand for iPad Airltiple viewing angles
  • Handheld media mode – keyboard tucks away flat for touch screen use
  • Slim, lightweight, stylish design in 5 colors: Black, Red, Topaz and Purple
LapStand Cover for iPad Air (F7N065) $59.95
  • Patented LapStand™ design keeps iPad steady on lap
  • ComfortForm™ material forms to body
  • Multiple angles for viewing or typing
  • Protective corners and strap closure keep iPad secure
  • F7N061 available in Blacktop and Stone microfiber
  • F7N065 available in Charcoal, Red, Cream and Sorbet twill
FormFit Cover for iPad Air (F7N063) $39.95
  • Ultra-thin, form-fitting design
  • Multiple angles for viewing or typing
  • Clasp closure
  • Available in Black, Slate and Lavender
TriFold Cover for iPad Air (F7N056) $39.95
  • Soft-touch finish
  • Cinema viewing angle and comfortable typing angle
  • Elastic strap closure
  • Available in Black, Purple and Bubblegum
MultiTasker Cover for iPad Air (F7N059) $69.95
  • Natural grain leather
  • Stylus and business card storage
  • Multiple angles for viewing and typing
  • Magnetic tab closure
  • Available in Black, Ink and Rose
Stripe Tab Cover with Stand for iPad Air (F7N060) $49.95
  • Multiple angles for viewing and typing
  • Integrated magnetic tab closure
  • X-frame design with protective corners keep iPad secure
  • Pinstripe pattern for contrasting color and texture
  • Available in Black and Ink
Dash Tab Cover with Stand for iPad Air (F7N064) $49.95
  • Multiple angles for viewing and typing
  • Integrated magnetic tab closure
  • X-frame design with protective corners keep iPad secure
  • Dash pattern along spine for pop of color and texture
  • Available in Black

Belkin accessories for iPad Air will be available from iPad launch date.

To download images of the Belkin accessories for iPad Air, please visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/96595199@N05/

iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

1IDC, Quarterly Worldwide Tablet Tracker, http://www.idc.com/tracker/showproductinfo.jsp?prod_id=81

About Belkin
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products. With more than 200 patents, Belkin invents products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. From wireless home networking and entertainment, to mobile accessories, energy management, and a broad USB and cable mix, Belkin products connect the dots between people and the things they love. Belkin also provides public and private sector organizations with high-quality security, infrastructure, energy, and server-room solutions. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,200 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the Web at https://www.belkin.com.au. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/BelkinAustralia and follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/belkinau

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