Logitech (www.logitech.com) has announced the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini, a slim protective keyboard cover for the iPad mini. It’s due later this month and will have a suggested retail price of US$79.99.

Attaching with the click of integrated magnets, the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini has a slim aluminum cover designed to match the iPad mini and bring protection to it with minimal weight. When you’re ready to use it, flip the Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini around to reveal its built-in Bluetooth EasyType keyboard, which offers a traditional typing layout in a small seven-inch form factor.

The keyboard also sports iPad mini function shortcut keys for commonly used commands. Plus, it doubles as a hands-free view stand so you can use your iPad mini without having to hold it.

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard mini has an instant On/Off feature. The keyboard itself has a three-month battery life (based on usage of two hours per day).