Date: 30th January 2012
January 30th 2012 - Well respected technology review websites, Using Home Windows Server (UHWS) and Hexus.net have posted in-depth reviews of Urban Factory’s Urban Keyboard for iPadTM 1 & 2. The Urban Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad is a stylish imitation leather folio cover with an integrated BlueToothTM Keyboard. A top selling product in Europe, it is helping iPad users get even more value from their tablet devices.
“The Urban Keyboard Sleeve for iPad and iPad 2 is a luxury imitation leather folio equipped with a high quality mini Bluetooth keyboard, making typing emails and documents a faster and more productive experience.” Andrew Edney of UHWS, summarises, “Unleash the full document typing potential of your iPad with the Urban keyboard Sleeve. If you are looking for both a case, stand and a keyboard for your iPad you should certainly take a look at this one!”
The UHWS reviewer lived with the product for a month and used the Bluetooth keyboard folio extensively throughout that period. Here are some of the key features they tested and their findings in the Urban Keyboard review:
• Secure protection for the iPad, “easy to fit and nice looking”
• High quality mini Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard, very easy to pair with the iPad and made from silicone meaning it’s water resistant and anti-bacterial
• Stylish high quality design with magnetic closure, and front and rear camera openings (important to check for iPad 2 compatibility)
• Swivel screen can convert viewing position from portrait to landscape, and easy-to-use stand supports the iPad
• iPad in its own protective cover can be detached from the main folio (so users don’t need to take the keyboard with them all of the time)
Thierry Zeitoun, CEO & Founder Urban Factory, comments: “There is a reason that the iPad is one of the fastest selling technology devices in recent history. It’s a great device with huge potential for both work and play. The Urban Keyboard helps iPad lovers get even more out of their investment. I use it every day and it negates the need for bulky laptops/netbooks and means I only need this one device in my bag.”
Hexus.net has also reviewed the Urban Keyboard – citing the fact that the keyboard “becomes intuitive to use” and that the inner sleeve can be “pulled away from the folio, creating a thinner, lighter case that's good for everyday use.” The reviewer concludes by commenting: “I see merit for the road warrior who needs to type out longer emails on a regular basis”, exactly the market that the Urban Keyboard is aimed at.
The Urban Keyboard is available today online via Amazon, with other retail and online outlets due to carry stock in the near future. RRP is £89.99.
Urban Factory, a leading provider of technology lifestyle accessories, also manufactures a broad range of products for the iPadTM, from charging and multimedia cables, ‘Connection kits’ providing USB and memory card connectivity through to an extensive range of bags and stylish luggage. A list of which can be viewed via the Urban factory website at http://www.urban-factory.com
For more information about Urban Factory, to request products for review/competitions or if you are interested in becoming an official reseller please contact us on +44 (0)1635 592199 or via UKPR[at]urban-factory[dot]com
About Urban Factory
Headquartered in Paris, France, Urban Factory designs and manufactures an extensive collection of accessories for notebooks, tablets, PCs and cameras. Priding itself on producing desirable lifestyle products at a competitive price point, the company’s strengths are product design and the quality of the materials used in the manufacturing process. Urban Factory approaches product development with three core brand values – modernity, elegance and strength. For more information please visit http://www.urban-factory.com