There are two styles of keyboard covers for the iPad mini, the cover and the portfolio. The cover is a simple keyboard that clips onto the iPad mini to form a cover for the display in transport. The portfolio style is a simple folio case that has a keyboard on one side and the iPad mini on the other.
This collection of 5 keyboard cases for the iPad mini are the best choices available at the time of this writing. The writer has used all but one of them to type tens of thousands of words without problems. The last keyboard in this selection has not been used personally but was recommended by numerous readers and thus is included here.
This Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard for Apple iPad Mini provides a keyboard for the iPad Mini and a cover for when the Mini is turned off. The keyboard weighs around a third of the weight of the iPad Mini. It has EasyType keys with shortcut keys included. The keyboard/case comes with a USB cable to recharge it; each charge can last for three months.