The Brydge iPad keyboard case, a Kickstarter project, looks very promising. It features a full-sized keyboard in an aerospace-grade aluminum body, and it has a patent-pending hinge system that uses friction and magnets to securely hold your iPad – even when you try to shake it apart. The hinge rotates through almost 180-degrees, so you’ll have no problem finding the correct viewing angle. The keyboard is Bluetooth, so there are no cables. There are special iPad function keys, and the keyboard is USB chargeable. Closing the hinge causes both the iPad and the keyboard to go to sleep. An optional model even has speakers. The Brydge plus iPad is about the size and weight of a MacBook Air.
Although they have already received pledges for more than double the goal, you can still pledge a minimum of $210 to receive a Brydge with speakers. The pledge period ends June 4, and estimated shipping is October, 2012.