I’m hosting another New Trent contest, this time for the New Trent Arcadia Airbender iPad Keyboard Case. I purchased my first iPad the day the original version was released in 2010 and over the last three years I have tried several different keyboard cases. I’ve also tried to use an external Bluetooth keyboard with the iPad but nothing that I’ve tried worked as well as the Arcadia. I’m not just saying this because I’m hosting the contest, though, I am completely serious. I still have the Arcadia Airbender case on my iPad even though I’ve had more than enough time to test it for review purposes.
On a recent morning I found myself in the parent drop off line at my daughter’s school about 25 minutes before the bell was set to ring. I had to drop my son off at school early so instead of driving back home, waiting for 5 minutes, and taking my daughter to school we went a bit early. She sat in the backseat and read a book while I sat in the front seat and wrote an article. I’ve never had a more productive day in the parent drop off line.
Here’s a bit of the review I posted on Amazon.com in April after I’d had a few weeks to test the product, which works on all second generation or newer iPads:
Putting the clamshell case on my third generation iPad was simple. The Airbender isn’t a single-piece unit and that, alone, made it easier to install. After charging the device, it was time to test out the keyboard.
I am particular about the feel of the keyboards that I use and the Airbender did not disappoint. The keys aren’t overly spongy, which is a problem I’ve had with other iPad keyboard cases. Each key clicked nicely and the size and spacing was nice.
In addition to the standard keyboard keys, the Airbender also includes a variety of shortcut keys that I’ve never seen on other keyboard cases I’ve purchased. Shortcuts include brightness keys, volume controls, an auto-lock key, photos and more.
If I hadn’t been won over by the keyboard, then the fact that the shell is actually a three-piece product would have won me over. The keyboard detaches from the iPad; when you keep the swivel base attached to the iPad you can set your tablet up like a traditional desktop computer system.
The contest ends on May 28, 2013 at 12:00 am and one lucky U.S.-based winner will receive a New Trent Arcadia Airbender. Enter by filling out the appropriate items in the Rafflecopter Giveaway widget below.
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