CES 2015: Kensington Announces 'KeyFolio Thin X3 Plus' Battery Case for iPad Air 2

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Following on the heels of a recent announcement for its next-generation mobile security lock, security-focused accessory manufacturer Kensington also announced a new line of iPad cases for the iPad Air 2, called the KeyFolio Thin X3 Plus.

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Building on Kensington's similarly-titled products for the original iPad Air and iPad Air 2, the X3 Plus features a larger 4,500 mAh battery inside of its attached Bluetooth keyboard, alongside an integrated USB port that allows users to fully charge an iPhone up to three times or a 50 percent charge to an iPad. A free-to-download app lets users monitor how much battery the keyboard has left to charge their devices.

"Today's iPad and iPhone users don't want to risk running out of battery life. They want to know that they have the power they need to get the job done, regardless of where they are," said Jim Murakami, Global Product Marketing Manager, Kensington. "With the new KeyFolio Thin X3 Plus, we're taking power to the next level while also giving users the high-performance keyboard they want to be more productive. It's the perfect mix of function, style and efficiency."

The keyboard features six rows of scissor-switch mechanical keys, including a row of dedicated shortcut keys for improved productivity. The company promises secure protection as well, with "a sleek and form-fitting, hard-shell exterior" that's also not bulky.

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Kensington has not given a specific launch window for the KeyFolio Thin X3 Plus for iPad Air 2, but did confirm the new case will cost $119.99.

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73 months ago
I have te Kensignton keyboard cover for my ipad air 2. I enjoy it very much, even though it doubles the weight of the ipad. I wonder how much more weight this will add. Still, the idea is great.
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