Razer, the popular computer accessory maker, has today announced the Mechanical Keyboard Case, a keyboard designed for use with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro. The keyboard, retailing for a whopping $170, connects to the iPad via Blueooth and can also double up as an iPad case when needed. It also features a kickstand.

While still super thin, just as you might expect from a keyboard doubling as a case, the Razer solution claims to use real mechanical key switches which we think may make this the best iPad keyboard around.

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We haven’t been able to test this ourselves yet, but the thought of having a truly mechanical keyboard when out and about has us ready to get a toaster for what Razer has built. Each key is individually backlit too, making ease of use one of the keyboard’s main selling points.

This revolutionary technology with slim chiclet keycaps raises the bar for ultra-mobile keyboards. Featuring optimized actuation and reset points and an actuation force of 70g, the world’s first low-profile mechanical switch delivers the exact same performance and feel as a full-fledged mechanical keyboard.

Razer’s fancy mechanical iPad Pro keyboard case can be bought online directly from the company and will cost just shy of $170 in the process. That’s a lot of money for a keyboard, but when its features are factored in, things aren’t so bad after all.

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The fact it doubles up as a case and stand for working on makes this even more deserving of a spot on any iPad Pro user’s wishlist.

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Of course, for those that don’t need a hardware keyboard, the iPad Pro’s software keyboard is surprisingly easy to use, thanks to the sheer size of the thing when in use. We think we still prefer the idea of a hardware keyboard for now, however.

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