New QODE Keyboard provides improved keyboard layout, detachable case, backlit keys and simultaneous pairing with two devices

Rushden, UK – October 14, 2014 – – Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, today launched its most advanced tablet keyboard to date, the QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air. The completely redesigned QODE Ultimate Pro combines durable tablet protection, unparalleled versatility and an upgraded typing experience in one convenient, lightweight package.

“We’ve taken everything that was great about our original QODE Ultimate Keyboard and added a number of premium features that our customers have requested, including a backlit keyboard, more responsive keys, adjustable viewing angles and a removable case,” said Ana Hory, director of Belkin’s QODE keyboard business. “The QODE Ultimate Pro turns the iPad Air into a lightweight productivity workhorse, giving users a viable way to get real work done without having to carry around a clunky laptop.”

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 accommodates 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.

Smart Keyboard seamlessly pairs up to two devices at once and also 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 stand-alone 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.

  • QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air (F5L171) Combines full tablet protection and keyboard in one
  • Improved keyboard layout for more laptop-like feel
  • 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 Keyboard pairs two devices at once
  • Up to one year of continuous battery life based on average usage
  • Slim and lightweight
  • Rubber bumper prevents keyboard from touching screen
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy in two colours: Silver and Space Gray
  • Compatible with iPad Air
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty

Availability
QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air is available now at Belkin.com, Amazon.com and select retailers worldwide for an MSRP of £149.99

About Belkin
At Belkin, we make people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to connect the dots between people and the experiences they love. Our award-winning product lines include wireless home networking and entertainment devices; mobile accessories for laptops, smartphones, tablets; home energy management and home automation solutions; plus a broad range of cable and power products. Belkin also owns the Linksys brand, maintaining a powerful new platform to deliver the next generation of home and wireless networking experiences. A privately held company founded in 1983, Belkin has more than 1,500 employees in 21 countries. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, Belkin can also be found on the Web at belkin.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/belkin, and on Twitter at Twitter.com/belkin.

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Karen Sohl
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