397 of 429 people found the following review helpful
Review of the Newtrent Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4 (NT38B),
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: New Trent Airbender 1.0 - Wireless Bluetooth Clamshell iPad Keyboard Case. Compatible: iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2. (upgraded version) (Personal Computers)
Updated Review of the New Trent Airbender 1.0 - Wireless Bluetooth Clamshell iPad Keyboard Case. Compatible: iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2. (upgraded version)
This is not your Grandfather's iPad accessory!
Gone are the days of hybrid, add-on, "sort-of-kind-of", considerations of converting your iPad gen 2, 3 or 4 into a productivity platform. Thanks to this updated version the Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4, you now have a business class iPad productivity system that will rival your and Netbook class notebook for portable business output.
Thanks to Newtrent's engineering and quality considerations the Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4 is designed to convert your iPad into a full-time notebook.
Gone are the earlier versions were the lid could be removable. Gone are the earlier versions where the keyboard was cramped due to extra real-estate being devoted to iPad auto-off magnets. Simply snap your iPad gen 2, 3 or 4 securely into the confidence building protective Airbend lid, quickly pair the keyboard to your iPad via reliable Bluetooth connectivity and away you go!
The Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4 has a "front tooth" tab that only allows you to close the lid in one orientation, but it now positively guarantees every time instant auto-offs of your iPad simply by closing the lid, thereby helping save valuable battery life.
The Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4 has a non-removable lid extension and a molded two position lid-ledge affording a mind boggling 56 different combined portrait and landscape screen angles to choose from.
While traveling public transit and using the screen in portrait mode, on my lap I never had the screen and keyboard slip or falter.
The Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard's reach is improved, offering better touch typing ease as it also supplies a smart row of Function (fn) keys giving your iPad productivity short-cuts to everything from cut/copy/paste to audio and media controls to screen brightness.
Thanks to lighting quick Bluetooth pairing with your iPad, a long-life USB-B (cord included) charging port advertising 500+ charge cycles of battery life, and durable, elegant and professional construction, the Airbender 1.0 Bluetooth Keyboard Case for the iPad gen 2/3/4 is not well suited for someone who is wishy-washy about using their iPad as a tablet one moment and longing for a full business-class productivity platform the next.
Instead this Airbender 1.0 is perfect for the iPad productivity user who wants a 22mm thin powerhouse of efficiency transforming your iPad from a toy to a notebook.
Tracked by 4 customers
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-10 of 24 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Dec 7, 2011 10:00:57 PM PST
Matthew Cohn says:
your 3 suggestions are 100% spot on. I have the keyboard / case and would rate it 4 stars. With those 3 changes it would be 5 stars!!!
Posted on Feb 14, 2012 6:47:51 AM PST
C. Dworkin says:
Very good review; however, I have no problem charging my iPad2 while it's in the case in the closed position. I've seen this criticism from someone else of not being able to charge the iPad while the case is closed. The case is made of molded plastic; I wonder if there was a batch of cases that were manufactured slightly "off" and may be defective.
Posted on Mar 31, 2012 8:03:41 AM PDT
Ann Alto says:
You and others say this is not built for portrait viewing and yet the views show that it can be set up that way. Can you elaborate?
In reply to an earlier post on May 5, 2012 5:39:54 PM PDT
The only issue in portrait view mode is that the iPad is top heavy and if the tilt angle is set far back, it risks tipping over backwards.
Posted on May 7, 2012 6:53:00 PM PDT
Andrew Cannan says:
This comment is listed under the wrong product. It is a review of the IMP39B "Embassy" case by New Trent. The product listed here is the IMP38B Airbender. Two similar products, though different design concepts by New Trent. Pay attention to what you're reviewing, folks.
Posted on Jun 10, 2012 5:44:44 PM PDT
Can anyone tell me if the keyboard has 4-way arrows?
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2012 8:37:18 PM PDT
Ann Alto says:
Yes, the arrows are located in the lower right hand corner.
Posted on Jun 25, 2012 7:52:17 AM PDT
M. Canales says:
Good review, horrible video.
You can hardly see the product or the features that you are commenting on.
It's a shame, because your review was pretty good.
Posted on Jun 25, 2012 12:59:17 PM PDT
Thanks for the review & video.
Posted on Jun 25, 2012 1:01:40 PM PDT
Does the keyboard have dedicated keys to increase/decrease brightness, 'play' iTunes music, 'stop', 'home', 'lock', etc. like Apple's own iPad Keyboard Dock?