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prot0type
Aug 24, 2010, 03:19 PM
caught this mention on engadget.com

http://www.gearzap.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/i/p/ipad-keyboard-case-2_1.jpg

- 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.

http://www.gearzap.com/ipad-folio-with-integrated-bluetooth-keyboard-black.html

Features of both the keyboard and case look decent.

I would like to see other case makers take a stab at this as well either using a 3rd party keyboard or even better the Apple BT keyboard.



Mr. Biggles
Aug 24, 2010, 05:12 PM
I would like to see other case makers take a stab at this as well either using a 3rd party keyboard or even better the Apple BT keyboard.

Clam Case is supposed to come out with something in the Fall.

http://clamcase.com/wp-content/uploads/wpicl/product/images/962f44f4fb06b7221a8e408ceb9d8e8138e3a38a0.jpg

sinsin07
Aug 24, 2010, 06:41 PM
Looks like a thick laptop from 2007

Doc750
Aug 24, 2010, 06:44 PM
they need to come out with a case that looks like that, but allows me to slip in the apple BT keyboard, and the Ipad.

prot0type
Aug 24, 2010, 07:57 PM
Clam Case is supposed to come out with something in the Fall.


Yep, I remember that report.

For some reason I'm turned off by that offering though. I know it's probably not the finished product, but I have a feeling it'll still be bulky, heavier than it should be, and of course pricey.

KeyCase may be the first of many till someone gets it right, not a bad first step though. If anything Apple should give it a go. Make a ver2 of their iPad case that has the option to stow away their bt keyboard for those that use it.

Mr. Biggles
Aug 25, 2010, 06:24 AM
...........and of course pricey.



When I signed up to be notified when it was available, I was sent a follow up email asking me what I thought the price should be. If memory serves me, the choices were something like $99, $129 or $179. I chose $129 knowing darn well it will be most likely the $179.

TraceyS/FL
Aug 25, 2010, 06:29 AM
My daughter liked it.... I have a few places it would be handy, but not enough to spend $99. Like the other poster said, give me something that holds my apple bt keyboard like that and I'd probably go for it to hqve just in case.

misterbig
Aug 25, 2010, 06:39 AM
Clam Case is supposed to come out with something in the Fall.

http://clamcase.com/wp-content/uploads/wpicl/product/images/962f44f4fb06b7221a8e408ceb9d8e8138e3a38a0.jpg

If I'm gonna carry that monstrosity I might as well bring my 13" MBP...

Mr. Biggles
Aug 25, 2010, 07:19 AM
If I'm gonna carry that monstrosity I might as well bring my 13" MBP...

That image makes it look huge and bulky, but this one not so bad size wise.

http://clamcase.com/wp-content/uploads/wpicl/product/images/8b6f22e5a82d574a39edf0b5701e188b066d2cc5.jpg

Chip NoVaMac
Aug 25, 2010, 10:25 PM
Neat idea if I did not already have the Apple Wireless Keyboard and a Skooba Netmessanger bag that it fits well in. And the Apple Wireless Keyboard allows for easy use with the MPB and iMac I have...

prot0type
Sep 16, 2010, 04:28 PM
Just an update from engadget:

Apparently, the KeyCase is now being sold through Amazon. The design has also changed a bit to include a magnetic flap and charges via micro USB.

http://www.amazon.com/AIDACASE-Keycase-Folio-Deluxe-iPad/dp/B004293QRO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1284672484&sr=8-4

nixiemaiden
Sep 16, 2010, 05:30 PM
I would consider this if the keyboard was removable and if there was a hole for the light sensor.

drenline
Sep 17, 2010, 02:36 AM
Does anyone know the MSRP on both of these products? I might be interested if it's a reasonable price range (under $60).

nixiemaiden
Sep 17, 2010, 09:02 AM
Does anyone know the MSRP on both of these products? I might be interested if it's a reasonable price range (under $60).

$99 +

drenline
Sep 18, 2010, 08:14 PM
$99 +

I already spent over $300 on accessories alone, I think I'll pass on anything more than $60 from now on, unless it's absolutely amazing...

Night Spring
Sep 18, 2010, 08:18 PM
Just an update from engadget:

Apparently, the KeyCase is now being sold through Amazon. The design has also changed a bit to include a magnetic flap and charges via micro USB.

http://www.amazon.com/AIDACASE-Keycase-Folio-Deluxe-iPad/dp/B004293QRO/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1284672484&sr=8-4

Urgh. Liked it better without the flap, what are we supposed to do with that huge flap while the iPad is in use?

Mike in Mass
Sep 20, 2010, 09:35 AM
Read a review recently (can't find it now...). The keys are under a rubber membrane and the review didn't like the feel.

nanohits
Sep 28, 2010, 09:03 AM
May also want to check out https://padacs.com/cart/product.php?id=91. Its $69.95 with free shipping. Should be available this week.

Review here: http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/mobility/42152-padacs-toccata-bluetooth-ipad-keyboard-case-now-shipping-in-australia