Nexus 9’s Keyboard Folio and Magic Cover now available from Amazon

The Nexus 9's official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s official Keyboard Folio. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s interesting new Keyboard Folio may be “coming soon,” according to Google Play, but you can already pre-order yours through Amazon. The retail giant says that delivery will take place on launch day — November 3 — and it’s offering Google’s official Nexus 9 Magic Cover as well.Amazon beat Google to Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 pre-orders last week, and now it has become first to offer official accessories, too. You’ll have to pay 99 cents more for both, but if you don’t want to wait for them, that’s a small price to pay.

The Keyboard Folio, which was leaked a number of times before the Nexus 9 got its official unveiling, will cost you $129.99. That’s not exactly cheap, but it provides you with a keyboard designed specifically for the Nexus 9 and its new Android 5.0 Lollipop software, and it snaps onto your device as it is was always a part of it.

The keyboard connects to your Nexus 9 via Bluetooth, and it has a built-in battery that provides up to five months of use on a single charge. The folio itself also delivers two typing angles that will help you find a comfortable viewing position wherever you may be working.

The Nexus 9's Magic Cover. Photo: Google

The Nexus 9’s Magic Cover. Photo: Google

The Magic Cover is considerably cheaper at just $39.99, but that’s to be expected given that it’s essentially just a piece of fabric that is designed to protect either the front or the back of your Nexus 9 — but not both simultaneously. Like the keyboard folio, it’s held in place by magnets, and it folds up into a stand for typing or watching movies.