iPad cases with built-in keyboards have littered the market as of late. In fact, you'll have to be pretty special in order to steal people's attention with one. We have a feeling you can feel that way about the Logitech Keyboard Case.
A half-shell case, it won't cover your iPad front and back like most keyboard-toting accessories. Instead, you can set the tablet face down on it when not in use, giving your screen a hard and tough layer of protection (aircraft grade aluminum) during transit, all while adding a mere 1/8th inch to the overall thickness.
As the name implies, the Logitech Keyboard Case features a Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard that you can use for faster typing on the iPad. Keyboard size is similar to those of ultraportables and is ample enough after some getting used to.
The iPad 2 sits on a slit on top of the keyboard, which holds it a slight angle. Not only can it prop up the tablet in landscape orientation, it can do portrait, too, which is my personal preferred typing view. While specifically designed for the iPad 2, the slit should be able to handle a good deal of hardware types, as well, such as the iPhone 4 (if you'd like to use a keyboard to type on it) or some of the other Android slates on the market. I do wish the slit was adjustable, though, so I can throw in a beefier skin on the iPad 2 and still use it.
Made by Zagg, the Logitech Keyboard Case is available now, priced at $99.99
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