Cool new iPad case with integrated Bluetooth keyboard further threatens netbooks

With an integrated Bluetooth 2.0 Keyboard which seamlessly connects with the iPad for quicker and more comfortable typing – this innovative folio case is ideal for people who regularly use their iPad for e-mailing, making notes and writing documents.

The clever design of this multi-functional case allows it to protect the iPad, whilst it can easily convert into the laptop style postion. If you don’t need the Keyboard it simply folds behind the iPad and out of sight.

Product Features:
– Stylish & streamlined protective leather case designed for iPad.
– Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 Silicone Keyboard.
– Quiet keystrokes, dust-proof & spill-proof.
– Durable Leather Style Exterior.
– Magnetic fastening secures case closed.
– Rechargeable battery lasts for approximately 45 hours per charge.
– Bluetooth keyboard charges using standard Apple power cables.
– Auto sleep mode when idle for 10 minutes.
– Easy setup – automatically re-connects when turned on.

The KeyCase iPad Folio with Integrated Bluetooth Keyboard is available (currently sold out, “stock due shortly”) via UK retailer GearZap (£59.95, US$92.52) here.

MacDailyNews Take: The first of many, but this is “Boot Camp for iPad.” In other words, a product for people who don’t really get it, yet, but will – as soon as they actually use their Apple product and quickly ditch the crutch they so surely believed they needed.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

19 Comments

  1. Getting closer to what I’ve been talking about. This solution will solve a lot of people’s issues with the iPad. Sure, it is extra cost above the already pricey iPad, but so much greater usefulness and flexibility than a netbook. And the iPad is just as good as before when you pull it out of the sleeve.

    And I’d have to say that this looks like a better convertible case option than the Apple offering. I’ve tried theirs, and the stand-up angle too steep.

  2. Wait a minute guys, you’ve lost me. I thought the party line was that keyboards are so 1990’s and a bad idea? Thank God the group think has shifted – this actually looks like a cool product.

  3. I don’t get why so many people complain about wifi printing… I have several apps on my iPhone that print to printers, why don’t people use them on the iPad?

    My wife has an iPad but I haven’t tried it yet…but can’t imagine it not working… Sure its not ‘native printing’ but a lot of the problems are solvable on third part apps.

  4. “Sure, it is extra cost above the already pricey iPad, but so much greater usefulness and flexibility than a netbook.”

    It’s about $40 more than the Apple case.

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