Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case
It’s for a Pro, but not a MacBook
£160 FROM Razer, razerzone.com feat ure S Bluetooth, 10–600 hours battery life
Razer is well known for its specialist gaming keyboards and mice, and now it has brought that expertise to the iPad Pro with this mechanical keyboard.
Like its gaming-oriented counterparts, the Mechanical Keyboard Case is built like a tank – it’s very solid, and the upper panel acts as a protective case for the iPad Pro (12.9-inch); it’s detachable for use as a case on its own.
The keyboard panel is a bit chunky, but the mechanical keys feel firm and responsive, and we prefer them to most of the thin, flat keyboard covers we’ve seen. Our only criticism is that the keys can be a bit noisy when you’re typing.
There’s a set of function keys for iPad features such as volume, screen brightness, Spotlight and audio controls. Sadly, though, Razer opted for Bluetooth connectivity rather than using Apple’s Smart Connector. This is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts between 10 and 600 hours, depending on your use of the keyboard backlight.
The battery also adds to the weight of the keyboard, which comes to a full 1kg – or 1.7kg with the iPad Pro, which is more than a 13-inch MacBook Air! And, at £160 the Mechanical Keyboard Case is the most expensive iPad keyboard we’ve ever seen.
This Razer case provides a sturdy design and a comfortable keyboard.