The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Cooper Kai Apple iPad 2 / 3 / 4 Wireless Keyboard Folio Case in White
If it's not the idea of increasing your tablet’s bulk that's holding you back, but rather the high cost of the average keyboard tablet cases, then Cooper Kai Wireless Keyboard Folio may be your best case scenario. This low-cost design features a built-in silicon keyboard with 12 short-cut keys dedicated to the iPad 2 and New iPad 3/4 functions.
- Dust / waterproof silicone keyboard
- Up to 90 hours use between charges
- Low cost
- Consumes a lot of desk/tabletop space
- Long charging time of 4-4.5 hours
- Only one viewing display angle
- Silicone keyboard lacks touch-sensitivity
This keyboard case from Cooper is a folio-sytle design made of PU leather with a natural grain look and feel. A faux-leather frame on the inside holds the iPad firm and secure while leaving clear access to all controls and features, including its rear-facing camera.
The Cooper Wireless Keyboard Folio features a built-in Bluetooth keyboard made of dust- and water-proof silicon material. Potential users should note that this is a QWERTY style format, so perhaps not appropriate for non-native English speakers. The layout consists of 76 total keys, which includes 13 short-cut keys dedicated to iPad function. Recharging time is a quite long (4-4.5 hours), but the battery can last up to approximately 90 hours between charges (USB charging cable included).
- Works with Apple iPad 2 or New iPad 3/4
- PU leather exterior with natural grain effect
- Magnetic closure
- Faux-leather bezel with micro-suede lining
- Cutouts for all iPad buttons, ports and camera
- Integrated stand supports the display at a 70° angle
- Built-in dust- and waterproof silicon keyboard
- Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity
- QWERTY format with 76 keys, including 13 shortcut keys for iPad Mini function
- Working distance up to 10 meters
- Built-in lithium battery works up to 90 hours between charges
- Energy saving keyboard sleep mode
- Charging time: 4-4.5 hours
- Included USB charging cable
- Battery life: 3 years
- Key strength: 80 +/- 10g
- Key life: 500 million strokes
- Operating temperature: -10°C to 55°C
The silicon material makes for some typos, but the keyboard itself is more efficient than the iPad. All cutouts are in place and precise for keeping the tablet completely functional while encased.
The magnets in the cover are so strong that all I needed to do was simply push the flap toward the right direction and it snapped shut against the case body. With the exception of drops and heavy impacts, the PU leather and silicone materials are resistant to just about any other potential threat.
I could easily peel the keyboard out of the case, but double-sided taping on the back leads me to believe that it is not intended to be a removable design. The overall build is comparable to many other keyboard case designs, and should hold-up quite well for its intended application.
The case is not backed by a warranty, but for only $39.95, I think this generic design is one gamble worth taking.
The quality is a bit lacking, but those iPad users in a pinch to save a few bucks can certainly consider the Cooper Kai Wireless Keyboard Folio a best case scenario.