Apple unveiled the iPad Mini 6 in mid-September 2021, during a California Streaming event. This latest compact powerhouse has been announced alongside the affordable iPad 9th Gen and iPhone 13. The new iPad Mini comes in bright, renewed colors and is already on sale if you haven’t bought one yet. The company advertises iPads as a PC alternative, but without a physical keyboard it’s hard to achieve. So we put together a list of the best keyboards and keyboard cases for the iPad Mini 6. Whether you need a standalone keyboard or a keyboard case depends on a lot of factors, like how often you need to use the keyboard, whether you prefer to put the keyboard away from iPad and not connected to it, your overall style and build quality preferences.
Best keyboards for iPad Mini 6: Standalone Bluetooth keyboards
This Logitech metallic keyboard has keys designed with your fingertips, so typing feels more natural. The backlit switches automatically light up when your hands get close to them and the lighting adjusts according to your environment.
This stylish keyboard from Arteck offers decent functionality at an affordable price. It is available in two color options – black and silver. It has a long-lasting battery, so you don’t have to worry about running out of juice after weeks of daily use.
The wireless keyboard offers seven backlit colors. So you can switch to the color that suits your mood. It is thin and light and has a scissor mechanism for easy writing. At the bottom of the keyboard there are four rubber feet to prevent it from slipping.
This is the official Magic Keyboard from Apple. It has an excellent design and works perfectly when paired with an iPad. It offers the slim and simple design that Apple is known for. It also includes a rechargeable battery, via a Lightning to USB cable.
This Magic Keyboard is also from Apple, but it does offer a numeric keypad. For those who prefer to work with larger keyboards, this one is for you. It has the same premium design as the other Magic Keyboard and also includes a rechargeable battery.
This keyboard from RYMEK offers a whimsical typewriter design. If you are a fan of mechanical keyboards, this one is for you. It also provides a stand for the iPad, so you don’t have to use a separate stand. Its switches are backlit for dim conditions.
Best Keyboard Cases: Keyboards are built in with cases
This keyboard case comes with a bluetooth mouse. iPadOS introduced mouse and pointer support, so this keyboard and mouse combo brings you one step closer to a laptop replacement.
This cover provides 360 degree leather protection. It looks professional, so it can be used in formal environments. It provides three dents to support the tablet at different viewing angles in landscape mode.
This FGENLD slim body shell comes in six different vibrant colors – black, blue, green, pink, purple and yellow. The wireless keyboard is detachable and can be used independently. It uses a magnetic mechanism to attach to the case.
Personally, if I had to choose one of the above products, I would go with the Apple Magic Keyboard (without numeric keypad). I love its simple design, it offers perfect integration with iPadOS, and it’s rechargeable with the same cable I use for my iPhone. In addition, the build quality is reliable and guaranteed.
If you decide to opt for a Bluetooth keyboard, rather than a keyboard case, you might want to take a look at the best cases for the iPad Mini 6 range. After all, iPads are thin panels, and without proper protection, they can easily get scratched. Accidents happen all the time. So while a case won’t completely protect your iPad, it will still reduce potential damage. Whether you’re looking for something formal or casual, colorful or faded, there’s a choice for you!
iPad Mini 6th Gen is Apple’s latest compact iPad. It is powered by the A15 Bionic chip and supports the Apple Pencil 2nd generation.
What accessories do you use with the new iPad Mini 6? Did you choose any of our recommendations? Let us know in the comments section below.