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If you’re in the market for a non-conventional keyboard case for your new iPad Air, you may want to check out this new offering from Moshi. The California-based accessory-maker introduced the origami-styled VersaKeyboard yesterday.

The case is interesting because it can be manipulated to work as a stand and comes equipped with an ultrathin detachable Bluetooth keyboard. It works in both landscape and portrait mode, and the keyboard has a battery life of 130 hours…

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From Moshi’s website:

“Don’t bother bringing your laptop — VersaKeyboard combines an ultra-thin keyboard with our popular VersaCover to give you the ultimate in iPad productivity. The detachable Bluetooth keyboard can be positioned anywhere within 30 feet of your iPad for maximum typing flexibility. Optimized scissor keys ensure tactile responsiveness and swift iOS keyboard shortcuts. When not in use, the keyboard slides snugly into the rear polycarbonate case for easy storage.”

The case has a soft microfiber cover that protects the display while on the go and supports the iPad’s auto-wake/sleep. And the entire thing only weighs 350 grams (12.5 ounces), making it one of the lightest keyboard cases on the market.

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Notable features:

  • Detachable Bluetooth keyboard with 130 hours of battery life and LED power indicator.
  • Folding VersaCover doubles as a stand in portrait and landscape modes.
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight design at 350 grams (12.5 ounces).
  • Durable polycarbonate shell includes convenient keyboard slot.
  • Support for iPad auto-wake and sleep functionality.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the VersaKeyboard is going to be available for a while. Moshi is saying January 2014, which would put it out of range for holiday shipping. But if you’re interested, you can find more information here.

  • Taf Khan

    Looks very nice.

    For anyone in the uk wanting a case, go to tesco as they have very good deals on right now. I just picked up a Griffin Slim Folio for £12.50. Very cheap for full leather in a compact design.

    Any chance of a review on the IN1 tool case for the iPhone 5/5s, looks very interesting!

  • Damian W

    I have previous Case from moshi for ipad 3 and I will warn you that it is very delicate and easy to break.

    • Stefano

      Well damn, how was its size, relatively, to what you see here?

      • Damian W

        It is not about the size but about the quality they make a case from they used plastic at the back that was destined to break in a few days after using it. My one case broke and I got it replaced. The replacement cracked too. Even though I was super careful like never before

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    This is an interesting design, hiding the detachable keyboard behind the tablet. I prefer the detachable keyboard to the keyboard case as it adds more flexibility to my movement. Being rooted to the device (like a laptop) is not my idea of an iPad air keyboard. Nice!