Collection Includes Award-Winning QODE Keyboards and Versatile Folios for Home, Work and Play Rushden, UK – October 17, 2014 – Belkin International, the market leader for tablet accessories, today unveiled a new lineup of keyboard cases and accessories for Apple’s newest iPads. Featuring three QODE keyboards and a collection of thin, lightweight folios for both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, Belkin’s new accessories offer enhanced functionality, style and versatility to complement all lifestyles. “With the new iPad hitting shelves just in time for the busy holiday season and more people using tablets as laptop replacements, the creation of iPad keyboards that are as smart and as efficient as laptop keyboards is paramount. Not to mention, people need accessories that enhance and protect their products while on the go,” said Ana Hory, director of product management at Belkin. “Belkin’s new accessories for the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 speak to this trend and give iPad users more ways to love their new device.” For the new iPad Air 2, Belkin will expand its award-winning line of QODE keyboards to include iPad Air 2-specific versions of the recently announced QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard and award-winning QODE Ultimate Keyboard. Belkin’s line of QODE keyboards offers a sophisticated range of features and options to make productivity easier. The QODE Ultimate Pro and QODE Slim Style Keyboards feature Bluetooth® Smart technology for improved battery life and a redesigned keyboard layout that includes the same number of keys as a laptop keyboard for faster, more accurate typing. QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L176) – £129.99Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feelImproved keyboard layout for more accurate typingBacklit keys with three brightness levelsAdjustable landscape and portrait modes with two viewing anglesDetachable case works with the keyboard or alone; case is Smart Cover compatible when detachedSmart-sensing auto on/off technologyBluetooth Smart technology pairs with up to two devices simultaneouslyUp to one year of continuous battery life at average usage ratesAvailable in two colors: Space Gray and SilverQODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L178) – £99.99Aircraft-grade aluminum for premium feelThree viewing angles with dual neodymium magnets for extra stabilitySmart-sensing auto on/off technologyKeyboard folds into case for comfortable handheld tablet useUp to six months of active battery life at average usage ratesAvailable in two colors: Space Gray and Silver QODE Slim Style Keyboard for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (F5L174) – £79.99Folio-style cover and Bluetooth keyboard in oneImproved keyboard layout for more accurate typingInnovative stand for multiple viewing angles; magnets securely hold tablet at ideal angleBluetooth Smart connectivity pairs with other devicesHandheld media mode-keyboard tucks away flat for touch-screen useSlim, lightweight, stylish design in two colors: Blacktop/Gravel and Purple/AzaleaFlexible corner tabs hold iPad securely in placeIn addition to all-new QODE keyboards, Belkin’s new iPad collection also features updated folios for both the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3, providing complete protection and slim, sleek design.Slim Style Cover for iPad mini/iPad mini 2/iPad mini 3 (F7N249) – £34.99Slim Style Cover for iPad Air/iPad Air 2 (F7N253) – £39.99Curved, form-fitting design with velvety smooth finish and contrasting color accent stripAuto-wake cover with secure magnet closureCover folds to a comfortable typing angleIntegrated stop prevents slipping when in use; rubberized bumper provides multiple viewing anglesAvailable in three color combinations: Blacktop/Gravel, Stone/Cyan and Azalea/FiestaStripe Cover for iPad mini/iPad mini 2/iPad mini 3 (F7N248) – £29.99Stripe Cover for iPad Air/iPad Air 2 (F7N252) – £34.99Classic folio style with perforated vertical stripe design on coverAuto-wake cover with secure magnet closureCover folds to a comfortable typing angleIntegrated stop prevents slipping when in use; rubberised bumper provides multiple viewing anglesAvailable in Blacktop and PlumClassic Cover for iPad mini/iPad mini 2/iPad mini 3 (F7N247) – £24.99Classic design and sleek protection without bulkAuto-wake coverSecure magnet cover closureSmooth inner lining to protect screenCover folds to a comfortable typing angleFull access to camera and portsIntegrated stop prevents slipping when in use; rubberised pad provides multiple viewing anglesAvailable in three colors: Blacktop, Purple Lightning and Paparazzi PinkChambray Cover for iPad Air/iPad Air 2 (F7N263) – £34.99Classic folio style with chambray fabric designAuto-wake cover with secure magnet closureCover folds to a comfortable typing angleIntegrated stop prevents slipping when in use; rubberised foot provides multiple viewing anglesAvailable in Dark Gray and PurpleAvailability and CompatibilityDesigned with flexible corners, the QODE Slim Style Keyboard, Slim Style Cover, Stripe Cover and Chambray Cover will fit both the iPad Air and iPad Air 2, while the Classic Cover, Slim Style Cover and Stripe Cover will fit both the iPad mini, iPad mini 2 and iPad mini 3. All are available now at Belkin.com and select retailers worldwide. The QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L176) and QODE Ultimate Keyboard for iPad Air 2 (F5L178) will be designed specifically for the Apollo and are slated to be available from December. About Belkin International, Inc.Belkin makes people-inspired products that harness the power of technology to enrich people’s lives. To learn more, visit us on the Web, like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter.Apple and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. iPad Air and iPad mini are trademarks of Apple Inc.XXXUK Press ContactCarly Morris, AxiCom UKLinksys@axicom.comSource: RealWire

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