In this article, we at iLounge have compiled the best iPad Mini 5 keyboards in 2020. The iPad Mini 5 with a Bluetooth keyboard will almost feel like an afterthought, especially for those who want extra productivity while on the go.
Keyboards make everything faster, including posting social media updates, responding to email, chatting up a friend, creating blog posts, term papers, essays, documents and more. On-screen keyboards get tiring after a while, and without a Smart Connector you’re mainly stuck with Bluetooth connectivity.
Thankfully, there are some very good Bluetooth options you can choose from.
Here are the best iPad Mini 5 keyboards
1. Logitech K480
Need an all-in-one Bluetooth keyboard that does everything? Then you can’t go wrong with the K480 Logitech keyboard for your iPad Mini 5. The built-in dock allows your 2019 iPad Mini to fit in snugly without worrying about the device toppling over. Moreover, the K480 has a dial-switch feature that lets you connect the keyboard on up to 3 compatible devices. This means you can use it for your desktop computer, your iPad Mini and even your smartphone, and toggling is just a matter of turning the knob on the device you want to type on.
The full-size Bluetooth keyboard bears the Logitech logo, which means you can expect a quality offering. The keys respond excellently to each tap, and overall provides a comfortable typing experience. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a premium Bluetooth keyboard that offers the same value as the K480!
Arteck’s ultra-thin keyboard essentially turns your 2019 iPad Mini into a mini Apple laptop, which in itself is not an easy feat. First, you lock the iPad Mini to the groove stand. Once in place, you’ll be able to adjust your iPad Mini 5 to any angle, just like you would a regular laptop. Bluetooth pairing is painless and soon, you’ll be typing your usual speed and firing off emails like a pro. When not in use, the mini keyboard can serve as a shield to protect your precious iPad from everyday spills and scratches. You can even put the whole thing away in your purse or bag without worrying that it’ll get knocked up with your other things.
Adequate battery means you get 50 hours’ worth of typing on a single full charge, which shouldn’t take more than an hour. The ultra-thin keyboard from Arteck even has wake and auto-sleep functions that allow iPad Mini 5 users to conserve energy.
If a standalone Bluetooth keyboard is what you need, then look no further than the ultra slim offering by MOTONG. It looks just like the Magic Keyboard and yet has a much lower price tag than its Apple-made counterpart. There’s a prop-up mechanism that can make typing for long periods more bearable. MOTONG has even added in a stand that can support the iPad Mini 5’s weight for optimized viewing angles.
Insert two fresh AAA batteries and you can expect the mini bluetooth keyboard to last for 6 months. Not bad for a standalone keyboard that’s stylish and comes with a handy stand!
4. Arteck Universal
Backlit keyboards can be a lifesaver, especially when you’re constantly exposed to the dark, i.e., finishing work in the car or when you come up with a great idea in the middle of the night. In this case, you’ll be pleased to know that Arteck has come up with not just one, but seven backlit color options that cater to every need, style and preference.
Typing is pretty good and the universal keyboard works on not just the 2019 iPad Mini, but on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS devices as well. Fresh batteries equal typing that lasts for around 6 months, and the price tag is just too good to pass up.
5. Logitech K380
Size and compact form a huge factor in your buying decision? Love the quality that Logitech brings? The K380 is a worthy consideration for your hard-earned money. It’s much smaller than its regular-sized counterpart and it doesn’t have a prop-up mechanism like the K480, but the K380 has its own merits. One, it’s compact enough that you can take it wherever you go. Two, you get a Logitech-branded keyboard, which means that the K380 will stand the test of time and it’ll work whenever you need it!
The multiple Bluetooth pairing makes switching from iPad Mini 5 to phone or laptop a fairly simple affair. Press the corresponding button and you’ll instantly be connected.
6. Anker Ultra Compact
Anker is a brand that’s proved itself to be great, and we love the fact that their Bluetooth keyboards offer the same kind of quality that’s synonymous to their products. Case in point- the Anker Ultra Compact Keyboard is for those who want a better typing solution that could fit into almost any bag. It’s low-profile, compact and provides a surprisingly pleasant experience. Connecting is a breeze, and soon you’ll be typing as fast as you would on a full-scale keyboard.
Load it up with fresh batteries and you won’t have to worry about replacing them for the next 6 months. This keyboard is for those who don’t want to be inconvenienced with a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard and yet want a better typing option for the occasional blog post, lengthy email, assignments and chat sessions.
OMOTON has thought of everything when they made this ultra slim Bluetooth keyboard for iPad Mini 5. For instance, the built-in sliding stand pops out to hold your 2019 iPad Mini in place while you type up a storm. The bottom part of the keyboard is slightly raised to provide a better typing experience. Moreover, there are dedicated hotkeys at the top that works very well when you connect it to an iPad. The aluminum chassis and white keys are a page right out of the Magic Keyboard’s book, but there’s no denying that it looks superbly elegant.
8. iClever BK-05
Want a full-sized keyboard but shudder at the thought of lugging a heavy and unwieldy accessory around? We hear you. For this reason, the folding backlit keyboard by iClever is such a neat product because it solves the whole full-sized-but-not-full-weight dilemma. Featuring a tri-folding mechanism that effectively reduces the keyboard’s size to a mere 1/3 its original dimension, backlit capabilities, and a sleek, lightweight chassis, iClever could very well replace your mini Bluetooth keyboards.
The super-slim Bluetooth keyboard even has bells and whistles such as backlit color options and adjustable brightness. Now, who says full-size keyboards and iPad Mini 5’s don’t match?
9. Apple Magic Keyboard
When nothing but the best will do, then there’s only one option. Apple’s Magic Keyboard is among the top Bluetooth keyboards for iPad Mini 5 simply because it’s made by Apple. The full-sized layout makes productivity a breeze. The multimedia keys are a welcome sight for iPad users who can’t live without the requisite hotkeys. Quality materials mean that each keypad press, sentence, and a reply is a feast for the tactile senses, making typing more enjoyable.
Connecting to iPad Mini 2019 shouldn’t take more than a minute. Disconnect, then stash into your bag when you’re done. This wireless keyboard will be sure to draw a few envious looks, especially if you’re using it in a cafe, on campus or on a plane!
There you have it, the 9 best iPad Mini 5 keyboards money can buy. Depending on your typing preference, need and if you have a case for your iPad Mini 5 or not, you’ll find our choices to be more than up to the task in delivering a seamless typing experience. These handpicked Bluetooth keyboards will not let you down!