If you are an iPad mini user you may want to check out New Trent’s freshly released Airbender case for iPad mini which includes a fully functional keyboard. Made from a thermoplastic hardshell composition, the New Trent Airbender case is water resistant and offers full cover protection. According to the brand, it can withstand both the downpour of the rain and being submerged into shallow water. Its full cover protection includes a polycarbonate shell and silicone protective layer, which makes sure your lock switch, earphone port, and on/off button all safely sealed even when your iPad mini gets soaked. It also has a small plastic window to keep your rear camera covered and a transparent plastic cover for your screen.
Some added features of the Airbender case includes the auto shut-off and the built-in Li-Ion battery. One of the selling points of the Airbender case is its aluminum arm which functions as a prop and allows your iPad mini to be positioned either vertically or horizontally and enables you to even adjust the distance and viewing angle according to your preference.
As for its QWERTY keyboard, it can pair easily to your iPad mini through wireless Bluetooth 2.0 connection. It can also be detached from the iPad mini case, should you wish to simply hold to your iPad mini alone. Users of the Airbender keyboard case are quite happy with the performance and size of the keyboard primarily because they encounter no difficulty typing with it and pairing it with their minis.
You have to be warned though that the toughness of the Airbender case to protect your iPad mini comes with a price. Reviews have it that it feels almost impossible to remove your iPad mini from the case afterwards. You may have to use a screwdriver to help you get the snaps of the case to open. But well, come to think of it, that’s secure protection right there anyway.
The Airbender case comes with a price tag of $39.95, and weighs a little over 9 ounces, or almost the same weight as the iPad mini itself (which is just over 10 ounces). It measures 8.22 inches by 5.67 inches by 0.98 inch. Those who are fond of colored cases may not be too happy to know that the Airbender case is only available in matte black. On the other hand, New Trent offers a limited 10-month warranty from the original manufacturer and a 30-day money back guarantee so you might want to check it out first.