Review - Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio Makes a Great Gift for Dad


KensingtonI have to admit that I've been lusting after an iPad 2 for quite some time now, but haven't had the good fortune to snag one just yet.  My husband happened to hit the jackpot though at work, for his company recently decided that all employees needed an iPad 2 and issued him one.

I love playing around on this new gadget, but have to admit that I don't quite like it when it comes to typing.  I definitely miss having a separate keyboard there for when I need to type a lot and prefer my bulky laptop for this task instead.

My husband also complains that typing is a little too tedious on the iPad 2 and because of this, he doesn't use his iPad very much.  WHAT?!?   :wow:  Okay, that to me is simply unacceptable, and I thought that there must be a better solution out there which would increase the functionality of the iPad 2.  Thankfully, Kensington came to my rescue with their new KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio.  Keep reading to learn more about a Father's Day gift idea that will hopefully knock my husband's socks off!

I reviewed the KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio from Kensington, which retails for $119.99, but is currently on sale for $76.17 with FREE SHIPPING on

Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio
Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio

The Kensington KeyLite Touch Keyboard Folio offers an ultra slim, stylish and durable design for your iPad 2. The Bluetooth touch sensitive keyboard provides liquid and dust-proof keys with an iPad friendly keyboard layout. Optimized for travel, this triple duty versatile case offers an adjustable two-position stand and automatic wake/sleep cover for maximum convenience. The protective case, with Microfiber material, is easy to grip and folds quickly for tablet hand use.


The first thing that impressed me about the Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio was just how light this little cover was.  Weighing in at just 10.4 ounces, you'll find that this keyboard folio will hardly be noticed and is definitely made for travel.  The KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio also offers triple-duty protection for your iPad 2, featuring automatic wake/sleep functionality and an adjustable stand for landscape or portrait viewing.

In my opinion though, this case does much better on a hard, flat surface than on your lap.  The adjustable stand only has a single viewing angle for the screen and didn't seem conducive to using for long on your lap.  Once I moved it to a table though, I thought the iPad's screen was much more comfortable to view.

The KeyLite Keyboard Folio is Bluetooth enabled, so pairing it with your iPad 2 is definitely quick and easy and took me a matter of seconds.  It's also able to be plugged in to any computer via a micro USB port and offers an amazing 68 hours of use on a single battery charge as well as 45 days of standby time.  There's even a power on/off button on the Kensington keyboard itself so that none of your precious battery life is needlessly wasted.

The Bluetooth keyboard is also both liquid proof and dust proof, which for my husband, are essential features.  Unfortunately though, because the keys are touch sensitive, it felt like I was back to typing on the iPad 2 again. I don't know if this will bother my husband or not, but I would have preferred having slightly raised keys which would help you truly know whether you've typed something or not.  Maybe it's just me and I'm finally getting old...wishing for a keyboard, when that's such old technology!   :laugh:

Either way, I know my husband is going to flip over his Father's Day present because this definitely makes the iPad 2 easy to travel with and much more user-friendly for lots of typing.  If you have a techie dad on your gift list this year, then by all means, consider one of the many wonderful accessories from Kensington which will take their gadget enjoyment to the next level!

Product Review 4 Stars
Disclosure: I received the KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio from Kensington in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!

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46 Responses to Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio Makes a Great Gift for Dad

    Claire Says:


    I’d love the Virtuoso™ Signature Stylus and Pen (Black)

    April Brenay Says:


    love the Ipad
    Sling Bag (9″-10″)



    I would like to try AbsolutePower™ Dual USB Wall Charger with 30-Pin Apple Cable

    Jaime Says:


    The Blackbelt Protection band in pink!

    Margaret Smith Says:


    I’d also like the AbsolutePower™ Dual USB Wall Charger with USB Adapters

    Betty Baez Says:


    Would love to try the Virtuoso™ Signature Stylus and Pen (Silver)
    Create & Annotate also

    Ilona Says:


    Chaise™ Universal Tablet Stand (White)

    Shana Says:


    Virtuoso™ Stylus for Tablet (White)

    nikki robak Says:


    virtuoso stylus black pen

    Heather Dangerfield Says:


    I like the Chaise Universal Tablet Stand in White.

    Lisa Neely Says:


    The keyfolio keyboard case looks like another great product from Kensington !1

    ginette4 Says:


    I would love to try the Virtuoso™ Signature Stylus and Pen

    Candice Hull Says:


    I would get the protective cover and stand.
    Thank you

    Peter Says:


    I’d like to try the BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad 2 in White.

    joseph s Says:


    would love a universal tablet stand in white

    Sarah Hirsch Says:


    i like the keyfolio keyboard case

    Stefanie G Says:


    I’d also love the BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad 2 Pink
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    I like the keyboard Folios

    Kathy Swaim Idol Says:


    I would like the stylus

    Cynthia C Says:


    I think the Protective Cover & Stand would be nice.

    Selene M. Says:


    Another product would be the
    Virtuoso™ Stylus for Tablets

    DEBIJOT Says:


    chaise universal stand

    Eileen Says:


    My husband is pricing them now, so I’d love to get him this case for the iPad 2


    Sulgi Lee Says:


    Virtuoso Stylus

    Rebecca Graham Says:


    I like the Chaise Universal Tablet Stand.

    Hannah Gillispie Says:


    I love my iPad but it is so hard to write an email on it! I use it all the time because it is so much easier to put it in my purse. I need this keyboard! lol I also like their tablet stand. That would be handy for when I need to put a video on for the kiddos

    Wendi Scharrer Says:


    Pro Keyboard Case

    Celeste Says:


    I like the BlackBelt Protection Band in pink!

    Tamra H Says:


    Would also love to try the Protective Folio & Stand!

    Virginia Rowell Says:


    I would love the Chaise Universal tablet stand in black.

    trishden Says:


    Another product I like is the Mouse-in-a-Box Optical 2. Thanks for a great giveaway!
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    Melissa Belle Says:


    Protective cover and stand

    Norleans Says:


    Chaise Universal tablet stand in black

    Enizete Lane Says:


    Would love to have the Protective Folio & Stand.

    Kelly D Says:


    I would like the BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad 2 White

    Paul T / Pauline T Says:


    I like the Virtuoso™ Signature Stylus and Pen (Black) – emscout9 at Hotmail dot com

    Kyl Neusch Says:


    the Protective Folio & Stand.

    Gina F. Says:


    I would love to try the BlackBelt™ Protection Band for iPad 2

    Theresa J Says:


    I like the KeyFolio Secure Keyboard Security Case & Lock for iPad 2

    mary fanara coleman Says:


    I would get the Protective Back Cover for new iPad® & iPad 2

    Monique Rizzo Says:


    I like the Virtuoso stylis

    Thanks for the chance.

    melina r Says:


    like the virtuso stylis

    Davis Says:


    BlackBelt™ Protection Bands for iPad 2

    cynthia Says:


    the pen for the tablet

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