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Anker Ultra-Slim Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad Air, iPad Mini 2, iPad Mini, iPad 4 / 3 / 2, Galaxy Tab and other Tablets

  • Score : 4.3   (5,136 Customer Reviews)

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  • Product Specification:

    • Transmission Range Up to 10m / 33ft
    • Battery Type 2 AAA Batteries (not included)
    • Product Dimensions 284 x 122 x 6mm / 11.2 x 4.8 x 0.2in
    • Product Weight 9.2oz
    • System Requirements iPad / iPhone 4 & 4S / iPhone 3G & 3GS / iPod Touch / iMac / MacBook
      Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7 OS, Mac OS X
      Android 3.0 and above
      Windows Mobile 5.0 and above
      Nokia S60 second edition and above
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Product Description

Tired of tapping at your screen? Sit back and type in added comfort with the Anker® Ultra-Slim Mini Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard.

A break from typos.

Trade in tapping for typing and experience the efficiency of a full keyboard to compliment your touchscreen. Sporting a super-slim profile (0.23in thin) and cord-free, keep the minimalistic, modern-aesthetic workspace - but get your work (or play) done faster.

Comfort is key.

The whisper-quiet, low-profile keys bring a whole new level of comfort to your fingertips. What's more, keep all your most-used functions and media controls closer than ever with our arsenal of Windows-dedicated hot keys.

Powerful perseverance.

Ultra-low power consumption keeps the keyboard going through 700 hours of continuous use. The automatic sleep mode adds even more perseverance - giving you up to half a year between battery changes.

Supports Bluetooth 3.0 and above devices including:

• Apple iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina Display, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini; iPhone 4 & 4S, iPhone 5; iPod Touch
• Bluetooth-enabled PCs or Laptops with Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
• Bluetooth-enabled iMac / Macbooks with Mac OS X 10.2.8 or above (note that some exceptions may apply: we guarantee hassle-free support and easy returns/exchanges)
• Smartphones and tablets with Android 3.0 and above (This keyboard may have compatibility issues with Android 4.3 and 4.4.)
• Windows Mobile 5.0 and above
• Not compatible with Mac mini


The keyboard will automatically go into power savings mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. Press any key and wait 2-3 seconds to wake the keyboard.

Customer Reviews

Fengli Yuan
  • It sleeps if you do not touch it for a ...
  • It sleeps if you do not touch it for a while, and after it sleeps I can not turn the keyboard on by pressing any button as stated in its user manual. Instead, I have to manually turn it back on by switching the power button off, and then on. No other problems other than this. I phoned tech support and the Anker service people promptly agreed to return the defect keyboard. I am not sure if mine is one of the few, but this really is inconvenient if you tend to watch some videos for a while and then input things... I decided to file a refund and buy the Apple original.
  • 2015-05-23

Ernesto Terrazas Prieto
  • great choice
  • Simple and great keyboard! Love it!
  • 2015-05-23

Alan H.Myers
  • Anker Bluetooth keyboard
  • I recently purchased an iPad 2 Air.I wasn't to crazy for the keyboard on screen.I purchased the Anker keyboard from Anker keyboard is very simple to connect to your iPad,and the price is right.
  • 2015-05-23

K. Brandt
  • Great Keyboard
  • Works great for your tablets and smartphones, easy to set up and lightweight. With the features of this keyboard you basically turn your iPad into a computer.
  • 2015-05-21

Lucy Laud
  • Worked intermittently
  • I liked the form factor but this was a returned item because it didn't always work.
  • 2015-05-21
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Customer FAQ

Q1.  The wrong characters are coming out when I type. Why is this?
Please make sure that no water or other liquid has gotten inside of the keyboard, and that it has not been subjected to any rough physical treatment, as doing so may cause internal components to be misplaced.
Q2.  My Bluetooth keyboard is experiencing limited coverage. Why is this?
Please make sure that there is no interference from other devices, then try pairing again.
Q3.  Why isn’t my Bluetooth keyboard working?
The Bluetooth keyboard will not work without a Bluetooth HID profile or driver installed. Please make sure that your device is properly equipped.
Q4.  My Bluetooth keyboard keeps disconnecting from my device. Why is this?
Please check that the keyboard still has sufficient power, and that it is not experiencing any interference from other devices, then try pairing again.
Q5.  Why isn’t my Bluetooth keyboard working with my Android-equipped device?
The Bluetooth keyboard is only compatible with Android 3.0 and above. Please upgrade your system if needed.
Q6.  Can I use my Apple keyboard and regular keyboard interchangeably?
Both keyboards may be used, given the keyboard is compatible with your operating system. There are some minor differences with regard to control keys, however, such as the Command key on the Apple keyboard and the Windows key on the regular keyboard. For example, when using a regular keyboard with a Mac, the Command key function will no longer have any use.
Q7.  Why is the Anker keyboard so expensive?
We incorporate top-quality chips and other raw materials into our products to ensure maximum performance. We have strict manufacturing standards and require quality inspection of all of our finished products. All defective goods are sent back for reprocessing, as we believe that higher costs during the manufacturing process result in a better customer experience. Moreover, we have one of the world’s most professional customer service teams standing behind each of our products.
Q8.  How do I know the keyboard is low on power?
The LED on the keyboard will blink red.
Q9.  How do I Print Screen on this keyboard?
For Mac: Command+Shift+3. For Windows: No shortcut available.
Q10.  What might be the cause of my keyboard missing the first keystroke?
This issue may occur when the keyboard is waking from sleep mode. The Bluetooth connection will take 1 or 2 seconds to reconnect and if you type during this time then the keystroke may not be registered. It's advised to hit a key to wake the keyboard first and then begin typing.
Q11.  How long will is take (idle time) for my keyboard to enter sleep mode and how long should it take to wake?
Idle time depends on the batteries' remaining voltage. The lower the voltage the quicker the keyboard will enter sleep mode. On average, idle time is around 10 minutes before the keyboard enters sleep mode. When in sleep mode the keyboard will take at most 2 seconds to reconnect after a key is struck.
Q12.  Do I need drivers for my keyboard to work?
You do not need any keyboard drivers for this keyboard to work. All you need is a Bluetooth connection on the host device.
Q13.  Why is my keyboard disconnecting when in sleep mode and how should I connect it back?
When in sleep mode the keyboard will not be shown as paired with the host device. Hitting any key will reinitialize the previous connection.
Q14.  Is there a shortcut list for Android available?
For an Android shortcut list, please reference by searching "Android Keyboard Shortcuts: All The Hotkeys You Need" on PCWorld website.
Q15.  Why can't I get the keyboard to pair with my device?
a. Turn off both devices (host device and also the Anker keyboard).
b. Turn on Anker keyboard and push the connect button for 3 seconds until you see a flashing blue light.
c. Turn on the host device and turn on Bluetooth.
d. In the Bluetooth devices menu, select Anker keyboard, this will cause the host device to show a 'Pairing Code'. Enter the code using the Anker keyboard then hit return/enter and the keyboard will be paired with your device.

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Latest Post

Will this work with the current Apple TV

Apple TV can now pair with bluetooth.  will this device work?

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam May 21, 2015 at 7:43 AM

Yes it will 

I tested it and it works


Reply Report as spam May 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Sleep Mode

I have this keyboard and it works well apart from the fact the 'Sleep mode' function doesn't work in the way that is stated in the instructions. When the keyboard sleeps I always have to cycle the power switch in order for it to exit sleep mode. Should it do this or is it defective?

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 8:53 AM

I have the exact same problem, confirmed on two macbook pros.  10.10+  Doesn't happen with my Apple keyboard, but who wants one of those? ;)

Reply Report as spam Apr 28, 2015 at 11:53 PM

Please contact the tech staff at so they can evaluate the issue and that the proper action. Thanks.

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Contact for the issue to be fixed

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:47 PM
Try changing the batteries and pairing it with another device, this will confirm if the issue is with the keyboard.

For further help contact our customer service team at for further help.
Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 9:00 PM
Won't workWith Mac mini?

I have a Mac mini (model ID Macmini 7,1) which has Bluetooth 4.0 & is running the Yosemite OS. Will the K1280 keyboard really not work on this machine & why not?



Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Mar 5, 2015 at 5:07 PM
We're not 100% sure, we just know the Mac Mini doesn't like it!
Reply Report as spam Mar 6, 2015 at 1:00 AM

not sure but give it a try 

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:48 PM
100% recommended

Disclaimer: DISCLAIMER: I was supplied a sample for test and evaluation. Nonetheless, my review is fair and all words I'm writing express my honest opinion.

When I got this keyboard for testing I immediately knew I'd be a happy camper.

It works well with iOS, PC and Mac. The keys are large enough for fingers but not too large to make this a long keyboard. Typing in it is nice and the keyboard is very responsive, even when using key combinations such as shift+Option+arrows.

There' a little button on the back of the keyboard to switch on/off and a place to put the 2 AAA batteries in.  The battery insertion slot great because it makes the keyboard to be higher on the rear part and, therefore, "wrist-friendly" 

On the front side, there is a little blue light that indicates whether the bluetooth is on/of and to activate/deactivate the bluetooth you push Fn+Z. I quite like this as opposed to have control on a number-pad key or as a hidden button as I've seen in some keyboards.

The bluetooth works well (as expected) and connecting it with my devices was very easy. Must confess that it was much easier on iOS and MacOX devices though.  

The instructions are so well thought they eve bring a few tables with the combinations for the various systems (iOS, Android, PC, Mac OS). If you're using iOS there is also a key that leads you the home screen. Cool!

here are minor changes I'd suggest though.

One is related to batteries. Personal preference maybe, but I prefer to have lithium batteries (charged through mini-USB) rather than AAA batteries. The keyboard is made of plastic and though it is very comfortable the plastic-feeling is in there. And finally the keys are a bit noisy when pushed.

Nonetheless, I feel 100% confident in recommending this product if you are looking for a compact, light and responsive keyboard. Love it and for sure it will be my travelling companion.

Overall rate: 5 stars! 

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Mar 3, 2015 at 5:35 PM

Thank you! It's always a pleasure to test nice devices such as this one (it totally got a place in my backpack!)


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Reply Report as spam Apr 2, 2015 at 3:21 AM

Very details and helpful review. I've compare mine side-by-side to the Apple version (until theirs broke) and the Anker is an excellent value.

Reply Report as spam Mar 3, 2015 at 6:24 PM
Thanks so much for the kind words.

We do try to offer a selection of keyboards, some with Lithium and some that accept AAA batteries. We'd expect you to get so much lifetime from either battery that hopefully the batteries won't be too much of an annoyance.
Reply Report as spam Mar 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM

Wow Long 5 Star feedback thanks

Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:50 PM
Power saving

I just got the keyboard today and realsie that it would not awake from the sleeping mode power saving mode by pressing key. Does that mean that it is faulty. THat case ill just return it.

Replies(4) Collapse Report as spam Feb 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Returning it is always an option. However you bought it for a reason and if it has the features you want and you otherwise like it, why not take advantage of the customer support that everyone here speaks so highly of? Maybe it's something really simple and Anker can help you keep a keyboard you really want. I own one of these and Ithink it is the best in the price range and I like it a lot better than the one with the Apple name on it. You can reach Anker at

Reply Report as spam Feb 27, 2015 at 5:51 PM
Chris Chan

im not saying the keyboard is not bad the problem that it wouldnt wake while i am using my mac is very annoying and if anyone can tell me the soultion i would be very happy. 

Reply Report as spam Feb 28, 2015 at 9:51 AM
We're sorry to say that it may be defective.

Please give our customer service team a shout at, they'll get you back up and running.
Reply Report as spam Mar 1, 2015 at 9:30 PM


They will help you 


Reply Report as spam Mar 30, 2015 at 3:51 PM
Connection error bw keyboard to tablet.

As discribed in the title. Keyboard is K1280 and the tablet is Galaxy Tap III Lite

My tablet can detect the keyboard, but they cannot be hooked. When I try it following the instruction, following error message pops:

To pair with:

Anker Bluetooth Keyoard

Type on it:

xxxxxx, then press Return or Enter


'xxxxxx' is 6 digits number, which changes in every try. 

Please give me any idea, or I have to return it.




Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Feb 22, 2015 at 4:29 PM
Type in the code that is displayed on the keyboard and then press Enter.

If this doesn't work then give our customer service team a shout at, they'll be ready and waiting to help out further.
Reply Report as spam Feb 25, 2015 at 2:00 AM
pound sign instead of $

how can i change the $ to a pound as it resctricts my work usage with an otherwise excellent keyboard ?


Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Feb 22, 2015 at 3:56 PM
This is something you'll have to amend on your system's operating system!

If you're not sure how to do this then give our customer service team a shout at, they'll be ready and waiting to help further.
Reply Report as spam Feb 25, 2015 at 1:30 AM
John Sayre-Scibona

I have the same issue.  Not good as I have to switch between the iPad keyboard and the Anker keyboard.  Dumb.........sad

Reply Report as spam May 1, 2015 at 6:08 PM
Keys and Functions of the keyboard

I have the Anker keyboard model KI 280 . I want to know if there is a diagram that displays the  functions of each key ?

There are many keys with shift-letter, F type keys , etc, that I do not know what they do?

Is there a key or keys that print the screen?



Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Feb 16, 2015 at 2:47 PM


To print the screen you have to use Command+Shift+3 (using Mac).

On the other hand, there is no shortcut available for Windows.

The functions of each key should be in the manual. If not, please feel free to contact Anker support (, they will answer all your questions perfectly.


Reply Report as spam Feb 16, 2015 at 5:43 PM
If the information that you need isn't in the manual then give our customer service guys a shout at

There isn't a direct print screen button but there are ways around it depending on what OS you're running.
Reply Report as spam Feb 16, 2015 at 9:30 PM
Karen Kay

I have the Anker Bluetooth Wireless keyboard, Model: K1280C

The letter A has come off and the hinge is broken.  Can you tell me where i can get a replacement hinge from please.

Thank you 

Replies(2) Collapse Report as spam Feb 1, 2015 at 3:32 PM

contact       they'll help you out.

Reply Report as spam Feb 1, 2015 at 3:48 PM
Please give our customer service guys a shout at, they'll help you out right away.
Reply Report as spam Feb 2, 2015 at 1:00 AM
Anker Bluetooth Keyboard Green Light!

Hi, i have a question. I have K1280 wireless keyboard. I use it with my macbook pro retina. After 10 minutes keyboard disconnect, but green light still open, it couldnt close. What can i do? Anybody have this problem ?

Replies(1) Collapse Report as spam Jan 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM
Do you mean after 10 minutes without use or 10 minutes regardless of whether you've been pressing keys or not?

Please give our customer service guys a shout at, they'll be able to help you further.
Reply Report as spam Feb 1, 2015 at 10:30 PM
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