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Night Spring
Mar 23, 2010, 07:44 AM
I have an Apple bluetooth keyboard that came with the iMac, but it's been sitting unused since we are using a full-sized USB keyboard with the iMac. I plan to use this bluetooth keyboard with my iPad when it comes. I already have a few bags that are the right size to hold the iPad and the keyboard, but I want a sleeve for the keyboard so it doesn't bump with the iPad. (I don't want a sleeve for the iPad, as I'd like to be able to just slip it out of the bag to use.) Has anybody seen any sleeves for the keyboard?



musicpenguy
Mar 23, 2010, 08:24 AM
YES! :) - Waterfield Design makes a great case for the keyboards - sfbags.com - I've got the case for the current keyboard and the old plastic BT keyboard - they are both fantastic and top rate - highly recommended.

I buy all my cases and bags there if they make something that fits my needs.

Tim

anthonymoody
Mar 23, 2010, 10:14 AM
I like those SF cases though I'm not excited about another 5-7 ounces of weight. i wonder...with the BT keyboard really need a case? Honest question.

Other than the aluminum getting a little scratched and possible nicked, what other damage might come from tossing it into say a messenger bag otherwise unprotected?

Night Spring
Mar 23, 2010, 10:31 AM
I like those SF cases though I'm not excited about another 5-7 ounces of weight. i wonder...with the BT keyboard really need a case? Honest question.

Other than the aluminum getting a little scratched and possible nicked, what other damage might come from tossing it into say a messenger bag otherwise unprotected?

I'm not worried about the keyboard getting damaged, I don't want the keyboard to scratch up the iPad!

I'm also just a bit paranoid about the keys catching against other stuff in my bag -- I'll also have my wallet, eyeglass case, documents with staples and paper clips on them, etc. in my bag.

Hmmmm, reading that, maybe what I need is a three compoent bag? :D

4DThinker
Mar 23, 2010, 10:50 AM
Consider wrapping a piece of stiff cardboard with a little padding, then slipping it between the keyboard and iPad. Use any case you want that has room for both.

Night Spring
Mar 23, 2010, 10:53 AM
Consider wrapping a piece of stiff cardboard with a little padding, then slipping it between the keyboard and iPad. Use any case you want that has room for both.

Great idea, thanks!

applesupergeek
Mar 23, 2010, 10:58 AM
The three component bag would be a much better idea.

For sure.

anthonymoody
Mar 23, 2010, 11:18 AM
The three component bag would be a much better idea.

Yeah - my iPad will be in its own sleeve, a standalone model to start, and ultimately probably one built into a bag I get down the road. So the iPad itself will have its own protection from the keyboard and everything else.

Then, just slip the keyboard into a separate pocket...

Oops - meant to multi-quote Night Springs comment saying he was worried about damaging the iPad moreso than the keyboard...

benmrii
Jul 26, 2011, 01:15 PM
Bit late to the party, but thank you for the sfbags.com suggestion. Been looking for a sleeve for my keyboard and came across this thread. Worth the bump for anyone else interested...

Quintus
Aug 4, 2011, 07:19 AM
Now this is a nice case! Looking to use it with my HP TouchPad BT keyboard as the specs seem pretty darn close to Apple's keyboard. Came across this thread and thought I would update it with this link. :D

http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB035KEY

lego batman
Aug 4, 2011, 11:46 PM
I have a friend who keeps his BT keyboard in the box when she is on the move and it looks a bit awkward since the box is pretty beaten up. I might have to pick one up for her but that means we would have to stop making fun of her :-P

SchneiderMan
Aug 5, 2011, 12:59 AM
For anyone who is still looking, I have to go with WaterField too.

http://www.gadgetmac.com/storage/product-images/Waterfield%20keyboard%20slip%20case%20small.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1280883999459

Ice-Cube
Aug 5, 2011, 01:03 AM
I'm using the origami workstation from Incase. Its great and adapts as a stand to place the iPad too.

http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57934/detail/black04.jpg

Link: http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/origami-workstation-cl57934/1

MacJames8
Aug 23, 2011, 03:11 PM
Here are cases that are designed to keep and hold both iPad and Apple Wireless Keyboard:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41-37BPw2kL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Folio Case for Apple iPad 2, with Viewing Stand and Pocket for Apple Wireless Keyboard (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RQRPLK")

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41mV%2B1cYYKL._AA300_.jpg
Laminated Canvas Case for Apple iPad 2, with Viewing Stand and Pocket for Apple Wireless Keyboard Red (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005IQWZE0)

palpatine
Aug 23, 2011, 03:20 PM
incase origami workstation. very compact, low-profile, inexpensive, and perfect for a road warrior. all of it fits comfortably into a man purse, and because it is separate from the ipad, you can always pull out the ipad and use it as an ereader alone. it is the perfect accessory :)

jmacnash
Aug 23, 2011, 03:25 PM
Tom Bihn makes a good Keyboard only case (http://www.tombihn.com/page/001/PROD/ACC/TB035KEY) as well.

IrishVixen
Aug 23, 2011, 10:12 PM
I'm using the origami workstation from Incase. Its great and adapts as a stand to place the iPad too.

Image (http://www.goincase.com/products/images/CL57934/detail/black04.jpg)

Link: http://www.goincase.com/products/detail/origami-workstation-cl57934/1

This is one of the most brilliant accessories I've bought for the iPad. I had a $10 or so sleeve I bought for the keyboard from eBay last year, but the Origami enhances the usability of both iPad and keyboard together. Well worth the $30 price tag at BestBuy.

jennyfer
Aug 24, 2011, 01:12 PM
Another vote for the Origami workstation. I just used mine this morning. You can use with your ipad in a case (or not) and it's been one of the best accessories I've ever purchased. Big thumbs up!

RossMc
Aug 24, 2011, 01:42 PM
I agree with the Incase Origami it looks good, Going to pick one up next time I'm over the Apple Store.