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New Trent Airbender 3.0 Wireless Bluetooth iPad Air Keyboard Case for iPad Air and Air 2

The New Trent Airbender 3.0 is compatible with Apple iPad Air and iPad Air 2 only. Its ultra-low profile Bluetooth keyboard has a spacious key design and layout that makes typing comfortable. It is enclosed in an attractive, high quality hard clamshell case with a matte finish with a soft, padded interior encloses it. The multi-adjustable arm/stand allows for 360 degree vertical and horizontal iPad Air positions.

Comparison to the New Trent Airbender 1.0

The Airbender 1.0 is rated an Amazon best seller. It has a may have better rating than the 3.0 but is not compatible with iPad first generation, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad Air 2. For all intents and purposes the product is pretty much the same. If you own an iPad 2, 3 or 4, the Airbender 1.0 is the one you want.

New Trent Airbender 3.0

[Read: New Trent Airbender Pro Review]

The Keyboard

The keyboard has a great feel. The lowest four rows of keys of its sensible layout are comparable to the case it replaces and the fifth row up (for numerals) is of the same height while that row on the previous keyboard is only half the height of the other keys. The Airbender 3.0 provides a new feature: a dedicated row to control special iPad features such as music controls, brightness, volume and others.

The Case

Unlike previous cases the Trent Airbender 3.0 case allows for multiple angle views of the iPad and permits the iPad to tilt farther back. The Airbender also allows for use of the iPad in portrait orientation. The case is fitted with a rubber catch to latch the case securely when closed. This feature adds security when traveling. Opening and closing in a travel bag could cause the Airbender to cycle between awake and sleep states. A metal hinge on the new Airbender case replaces the plastic one on the previous Airbender.

New Trent Airbender 3.0

One important convenience is the ability to detach the keyboard from the case. The two together act like a book. The keyboard can be removed when no longer in use. Just turn the Bluetooth off; the switch is on the keyboard. Remember, when your keyboard has been removed from the bottom your iPad, still in the top part of the case, is no longer protected.

iPad Air Securely Attached

Your iPad Air fastens easily into the plastic backing portion of the case. It snaps in so securely there’s no chance of it slipping out. The cleverly sized cutouts for the volume rocker, mute switch, camera, headphone jack, logo, docking port and microphone make possible a thin case. The grill-type covering for the speaker doesn’t dampen the sound even slightly. A transparent circular  plastic covering over the Apple logo protects the back when laid down on a surface such as a table.

New Trent Airbender 3.0

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Online Guide

An easily understood online guide shows various ways to attach the keyboard. Once you use the case for a while you’ll discover a way to connect and disconnect it most comfortable for you. The new Airbender case is much slimmer than the older one. Yet you won’t have to re-learn how to detach the keyboard from the case.

[You can find a review of the Trent Airbender 3.0 by Steven Combs]

You’ll find that the versatility and ruggedness of the attractive new Trent Airbender 3.0 makes it convenient for use at home, office or travel.

About the author

    Dean Duke

    Dean is a father of 2, working full time as an IT consultant. He is an experienced tablet user spending many years honing his skills and learning to be more productive while using his iPad. After meeting the founder of TabletProductive.com, Chris J. Lee in 2015, he has been a main contributor to the blog ever since.

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