ARCHOS Announces the Thinnest Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad

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ARCHOS iPad Bluetooth Keyboard

Everybody loves a super slim iPad keyboard case right? Well, maybe not everyone – but iPad keyboard cases styled to look thoroughly ‘Apple-like’ or to make the iPad look a little but like a MacBook Air have certainly proved popular.

Here’s one from a surprising source that looks very promising. It’s the ARCHOS Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad. ARCHOS are well-known and have a good reputation for making portable multimedia players – this new iPad accessory is the product of a new division in the company that’s focused on ‘sharing ARCHOS innovations with other brands’.

There’s a lot to like about the specs for this product – starting with its claim to be the thinnest of the thin when it comes to ultrathin keyboard cases of this kind. It’s just 5mm thick and weighs only 0.5 pounds – both are well under the specs of the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad. The rest of its key features sound quite good too:

    • Adjustable kickstand – Allows one to adjust their iPad for the best viewing experience possible
    • Magnetic bonding to the iPad – The keyboard is magnetically held to your iPad
    • Automatic screen switch on/off Function – The iPad will turn on or off when the keyboard is removed or placed in the cover position
    • Long battery life – Enjoy with your iPad for months thanks to a long battery life via a Bluetooth connection
    • Aluminum Back casing – Stylish aluminum back casing to match your iPad
    • Full QWERTY keyboard – Type easily with a full keyboard and work quickly with iOS shortcuts

Oh, and it’s going to be priced at $79 – which is well below any iPad keyboard cover of this type that I’ve seen.

It’s due out in March and I’m definitely looking to get hold of a review unit.

You can see more detail on the new ARCHOS Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad at its product page on the ARCHOS site.

Patrick Jordan

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2 thoughts on “ARCHOS Announces the Thinnest Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for the iPad

  1. This looks like a promising product. However my iPad 3 is black, not white. I think a white keyboard would look a bit odd, and I don’t see any evidence that Archos intends to offer a black one. Actually, I think a black base with white keys would make them stand out better. I chose the black iPad for that very reason, i.e. to enhance the display.

  2. Can’t wait to order one. Finally a keyboard and back case worth buying. Not too concerned with the white keys with my black iPad, but if they do offer a black one I’d buy it.