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iPad case with integrated keyboard receives FCC approval

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, August 25, 2010
News Categories: iPad Accessories

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The KeyCase iPad Folio, a new iPad case, has received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, opening the door for a potential stateside release. This leather folio-style case features an integrated Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard that also helps the case serve as a stand. The keyboard is powered by a built-in rechargeable battery good for roughly 45 hours of use per charge; the battery charges using standard Apple charge/sync cables. The KeyCase iPad Folio is currently being offered by U.K. retailer GearZap, and is priced at £60, or roughly $93. [via Engadget]

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1

whats the point? i hate to pull just get a laptop card, but im sorry spending 499 (549 cdn) and another 90 bucks doesnt make sense (to me anyways) mind you i would have loved to have an ipad like device with a keyboard 10 years ago in high school, i used a palm pilot with a external keyboard to take notes it worked good, but a device like the ipad with its capacity back then would have been sweet!

Posted by mario83 on August 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM (PDT)

2

Why get a magical device and turn it into a totally non-magical laptop?

Posted by tarZen on August 26, 2010 at 4:48 AM (PDT)

3

@#2,

Could not agree more.

Posted by sb on August 26, 2010 at 1:21 PM (PDT)

4

Couldn’t agree less. The iPad is no less magical just because you have a case with an integrated keyboard. It can come out of the case any time you want to use it sans keyboard. But for touch typists, the addition of a real keyboard adds functionality that is otherwise missing on those occasions when it is needed.

A keyboard makes the iWork apps on the iPad actually usable. And when I don’t need a keyboard, it’s still the magical device it always was.

Posted by DP on August 26, 2010 at 2:48 PM (PDT)

5

This thing seems a bit beside the point of an iPad. I think of the iPad is an anti-computer. For that price, and there’s no mention of extra weight, why not just get a MacBook?

About the only thing I miss about having a “real” keyboard with my iPad are the cursor keys for editing.

Posted by jeffharris on August 28, 2010 at 4:35 AM (PDT)

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