ipad keyboard case
We continue our look at Bluetooth keyboard cases with Kensington’s KeyCover hard shell iPad keyboard case. Offering a good combination of keyboard functionality when you’re getting work done and solid protection when you’re not, the KeyCover may help you find some new uses for your iPad, provided you’re willing to deal with a couple inconveniences.
Kensington touts their products as being smart. safe. simple.™ and it looks like the KeyCover iPad keyboard case is pretty much the embodiment of that principle. Designed to fit the 2nd, 3rd and 4th gen iPad models, the KeyCover provides durable, 360° hard-shell protection while allowing the iPad to be oriented in horizontal and portrait mode while using the keyboard.
Full disclosure: Twice a year, I’d rather have a MacBook than my iPad. Around the house, the iPad is fantastic. When I’m trying to write and edit articles from my hotel rooms at Macworld | iWorld and E3, it’s frustrating. CruxCase’s forthcoming CruxSKUNK won’t solve all the composition issues the iPad presents, but it will trick others into thinking I have.
Mobile road warriors flocked to netbooks, and are now adopting the iPad for two key reasons: size and weight. The all-day battery life of the iPad is a winner, but its onscreen keyboard is definitely a dud. A Bluetooth keyboard that that offers protection with a slim profile and iPad-matching battery could be the ultimate mobile accessory. The question is, does Cirago’s offering fit the bill?
Although it takes some getting used to, Solid Line’s Bluetooth Keyboard Case for iPad is certainly better for serious typing than the iPad keyboard. It’s a good case, and it’s a good keyboard, but it’s not the best for either. If you’re willing to get separate units, you’re going to do better for both, getting more flexibility for possibly less than $120. But if you want everything wrapped up into one tight, professional looking package, this is worth consideration.