ClamCase announces all-in-one keyboard, case and stand for Apple iPad (with video)

ClamCase has announced, naturally enough, the ClamCase, and all-in-one: keyboard, case and stand for Apple iPad:

Direct link to video via YouTube here.

MacDailyNews Take: AC/DC’s not going to be happy. [Update: May 8, 2010: As predicted, the video has been pulled and replaced with a new one with different music. We’ve changed the video and link to the new one above.]

Coming “fall 2010.” Price has not yet been set.

Bluetooth Keyboard
– The chiclet style Bluetooth keyboard offers a tactical feedback allowing you to compose and type quickly.
– Your iPad easily connects to ClamCases wireless Bluetooth keyboard
– ClamCase is iPad’s only physical hardware keyboard solution with a case. It features manual power on and off button with blue LED indicator light and automatic power save mode.
– Connection to other HID compatible Bluetooth devices such as Sony Playstation 3, Tivo and HTPC (home theater PC) to give you the ultimate wireless keyboard experience, says ClamCase.
– Bluetooth technology enables the iPad’s 30-pin dock connector to be free for charging, syncing and other hard wired functions.

360-degree Case
– The 360-degree torque hinges enable greater flexibility and fixed angles for featured modes of operation as the simple and sleek design of the ClamCase protects your iPad from dents and dings.
– Made of high quality ABS plastic to ensure long lasting protection.
– Shields against falls and breakage, dust and dirt.
– ClamCase closed position guards against accidental openings and falls.
– Smooth yet grippy rubberized exterior texture of the 360 degree hinge provides a more user-friendly hold for confident handling.

Positioning Stand
– Designed to enhance the iPad experience by providing a you-decide stand with an endless combination of positions to accommodate your desired tasks.
– Flip-back keyboard to expose the rubber hinge grip and enjoy your iPad in tablet mode.
– Watch movies at the perfect angle with the uniquely designed ClamCase stand which can position into an infinite number of viewing angles.
– Manipulate the iPad touch screen and use your favorite apps at just the right angle.
– The unique positioning of the ClamCase allows users the capability to display a digital picture frame slideshow in both portrait and landscape views.

For iPhone, too: The company says it is also working on a version of the ClamCase for iPhone, to take advantage of iPhone OS 4’s Bluetooth keyboard compatibility.

More information here. (ClamCase’s servers are currently overwhelmed.)

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  1. iPad, meet your Netbook go-to-meetin’ clothes. Or perhaps it is your clandestine spy clothes. Or your let’s-not-make-that-other-guy-too-jealous clothes. Or, for the old fuddy duddies, a way to transition from known laptop-like experience to iPad bliss.

  2. I do recall that old post about an Apple display with a slot in the side. Perhaps Apple will do that for iPad as well (I know, not original, it has been suggested before). Of course, I would love to see that amped up, and see who can come up with the best laptop-like enclosure for the iPad.

  3. Ouch! Those net books don’t have a chance!

    (Does Steve know that someone did this?)

    Just kidding. Apple has a patent that shows a pad sliding out of a iMac like stand. So, he should not mind it being done. Could be a conflict with Apple patent though.

  4. We’ve seen this before… or at least Apple has.

    Remember how the Newton morphed into the eMate?

    And while the eMate was intended for kids, it was bought by many “road warriors” to avoid carrying their lumpy and heavy laptops around.

    It’s Ground Hog day!

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