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Zagg rugged folio for the Apple iPad mini review

on Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

I enjoy my iPad mini, but I worry about dropping it or otherwise damaging the unit when I travel.  Also, it serves most of my needs, but there are still occasions where I need to set up a laptop to write a review or extended emails.  Now, with the rugged folio from Zagg, I have convertedRead More…

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Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air review

on Thursday, July 31st, 2014

I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboard cases for iPads and iPad minis in my day, but I’m always game to try another.  I find that some are pretty uncomfortable to type on and some do very well for an undersized keyboard.  Then there’s the Belkin Qode Thin Type Keyboard Case for iPad Air, which isRead More…

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Logitech introduces new cases for iPads

on Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Logitech recently announced three new cases for the Apple iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display.  The Hinge (bottom, right) is a flexible, protective case made of “spill-resistant, wipe-clean materials to protect your iPad from accidental bumps, scratches and spills.”  It allows you to adjust the iPad to a variety of viewingRead More…

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Now there’s a ClamCase for the iPad mini

on Thursday, January 16th, 2014

ClamCase has been making keyboard cases for the full-sized iPad since the first model, and now they have just announced the ClamCase Pro iPad Mini Keyboard Case. It’s compatible with both the original mini and the new mini with Retina display.  This tiny ClamCase has the same features and functions as its bigger siblings but weighs only 0.87Read More…

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Belkin has updated their Ultimate Keyboard case to fit the iPad Air

By: Ryan Chapman
on Sunday, November 10th, 2013

Just a few months ago, I got the chance to review the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard case for my old iPad. Now that I have the new iPad Air, my favorite keyboard case is no longer compatible. There is good news though, as Belkin has released a newer version of their Ultimate Keyboard Case to fitRead More…

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ClamCase Pro disguises your iPad as a MacBook Pro

on Thursday, September 5th, 2013

As tablets, led by the success of the iPad, have exploded in popularity over the past few years, several companies have offered accessories to give tablets functionality that some feel are missing.  The ClamCase Pro is one such case which attempts to give an iPad 2/3/4 not only keyboard functionality but also the appearance ofRead More…

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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad review

By: Ryan Chapman
on Monday, August 26th, 2013

In the past few months, I have been fortunate enough to be able to test out three different Bluetooth keyboards for my iPad. The first one was a snap on/off keyboard cover for the iPad, the second was a folding keyboard, and the this most recent one is the Ultimate Keyboard Case for the iPadRead More…

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FlipKase Keyboard Folio case for iPad

on Friday, March 1st, 2013

One thing iPad keyboard cases have in common is undersized keyboards and keys, and they often have non-standard arrangements of those keys.  The FlipKase Keyboard Folio for iPad (2nd-4th gen), a project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, solves the undersized keyboard problem by letting you use Apple’s full-sized Bluetooth keyboard.  The KeyKase reminds me ofRead More…

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This Bluetooth keyboard case is also a backup battery for your iPad

on Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Bluetooth keyboard cases for iPads are everywhere.  It seems almost everybody sells one, and they’re all pretty much the same except for how the exterior of the case looks.  The Cooper Kai Skel case for iPad is a bit different from the rest.  It has a polycarbonate case with a brushed aluminum look instead ofRead More…

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Kensington KeyFolio Pro 2 removable keyboard, case, and stand for iPad 2, 3rd-gen, and 4th-gen iPad review

on Friday, January 25th, 2013

I’ve reviewed a lot of Bluetooth keyboard cases for iPads, and most of them have the keyboard permanently attached inside the case.  You’re stuck with carrying the extra weight of the keyboard, even when you know you won’t be using it, and you’re also stuck with always using the keyboard and the iPad within inchesRead More…

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ZAGGkeys Solo Bluetooth Keyboard and ZAGGfolio iPad case review

on Sunday, October 14th, 2012

I’ve looked at a lot of Bluetooth keyboards and keyboard cases for the three versions of the iPad I’ve owned.  Usually I find the on-screen keyboard is okay for a quick email, but I can’t type well enough with it to enter anything longer than that.  I don’t often need to enter large amounts ofRead More…

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Logitech’s Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad is Now Available in White

on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Logitech has announced that their award-winning Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad 2 and the new iPad is now available in pure white.  The Bluetooth keyboard serves as a protective screen cover when not in use.  Magnets in the cover connect to magnets in the iPad to keep the cover securely in place; they also workRead More…

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Adonit Writer Plus Keyboard Case for iPad

on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Adonit has a Writer Plus Case for iPad 2, and they’ll soon have a tweaked version for the new iPad.  The Writer Plus has a removable aluminum Bluetooth keyboard with scissor-action keys.  The folio case has a suede interior and a rubber exterior.  The iPad is held in a shell that leaves buttons and connectorsRead More…

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Touchtype Case for iPad and the Apple Wireless Keyboard

on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

There’s been some discussion recently on The Gadgeteer about alternative keyboard cases for the iPad – something to accommodate the full-sized Apple wireless keyboard and that can be used on your lap as well as a tabletop.  There’s a Kickstarter project that addresses part of this wishlist; unfortunately, it’s not going to work on yourRead More…

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Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio – Harness the Sun

on Friday, May 4th, 2012

The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio not only protects both the front and back of your new iPad or iPad 2 but also gives you a solar-powered Bluetooth keyboard. It’s powered by light, even low-light and lamp light.  Based on an average usage of 2 hours a day, when fully charged the keyboard is reported to lastRead More…

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Logitech Ultrathin iPad Keyboard Has You Covered

on Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

I hate hiding my slim and sleek gadgets in big bulky covers, and while I don’t (and probably never will :)) own an iPad, the new Ultrathin Keyboard Cover which was announced today by Logitech looks the goods. The cover has an ultrathin alumium screen aligned with iPad’s built in frame magnets and makes use of the iPad’sRead More…

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Hack Your Own Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad

on Thursday, April 12th, 2012

I’ve tried a lot of Bluetooth keyboard cases for the iPad, and they all suffer from the same complaint.  Regardless of any other features they may offer, all keyboard cases have undersized keyboards.  If you’re a true touch-typist, like I am, you’ll find it very hard to type on these small keyboards because your fingerRead More…

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Crux360 Keyboard Case for the New iPad

on Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

CruxCase has announced their new Crux360 keyboard case for the new iPad.  The iPad snaps in from the front for quick and easy insertion/removal, and there’s a panel on back that can either cover up the entire back of the iPad or be removed to show off the Apple logo.  The Crux360 for iPad3 isRead More…

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ClamCase Announces Its Keyboard Case for the New iPad

on Friday, March 16th, 2012

ClamCase has been making keyboard cases for iPad since the original one.  They just announced the ClamCase for the new iPad.  The matte black polycarbonate case turns your new iPad into a “laptop” for those times when you need to use a keyboard.  The Bluetooth keyboard has scissor keys in a QWERTY arrangement, plus thereRead More…

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Kensington KeyLite Ultra Slim Touch Keyboard Folio Review

on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The one thing I dislike about using my iPad is the on-screen keyboard, and it seems many people agree with me – evidenced by the sheer number of Bluetooth keyboards and keyboard cases on the iPad accessories market.  Typing a quick email on an iPad is fine, but typing anything longer is slow and error-filled. Read More…

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Sena Keyboard Folio for Apple iPad 2 Review – Revised

on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Note:  I had been accidentally sent a case for the original iPad when I wrote this review, and I had drawn some erroneous conclusions based on the fit of the iPad 2 in the wrong case.  I have received the proper case, and I have revised my review and inserted corrected pictures. As I haveRead More…

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Targus Versavu Keyboard and Case for iPad 2 Review

on Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

I love my iPad 2 and I use it for everything – surfing, reading, email, apps, you name it.  The one thing I don’t like to do with the iPad 2 is enter large amounts of text.  I’m a true touch-typist, and the virtual keyboard turns me into a slow, inaccurate, two-finger typist.  I haveRead More…

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May the Force Be With Your iPad

on Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

ClamCase makes a line of keyboard cases for iPad and iPad 2, and they’ve just introduced a special limited edition Trooper case.  The case is in Imperial White with black accents.  The case is made of polycarbonate to protect your iPad 2.  It has a 360-degree black hinge that supports the iPad 2 in typingRead More…

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Crux Loaded Keyboard Case for iPad 2

on Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

There are a few cases that add a Bluetooth keyboard to your iPad or iPad 2.  The Crux Loaded Case for iPad 2 is the first of these cases that will also add a trackpad and a backup battery.  The Loaded’s rechargeable lithium-ion battery will add up to 7.5 hours to your iPad 2’s batteryRead More…

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ZAGGmate for iPad

on Sunday, November 21st, 2010

The people at ZAGG say you’ll wonder how you ever used your Apple iPad® without a ZAGGmate case.  The ZAGGmate cases are made of aircraft-grade aluminum with a bead-blasted, hard-anodized finish to match the iPad.  They are 9.75″ tall X 7.63″ wide.  A case fits on your iPad as a screen cover and adds 0.25″  or less (depending on the style)Read More…