The whole idea of getting an iPad -- for me, anyway --- is being able to travel light and still have access to the internet, be able to do a lot of work like showing presentations, etc.
But I do miss not having a keyboard. So I did a LOT of reading and research on iPad cases with keyboards.
One of the best articles I found was on CNET - Ultimate iPad 2 cases. From there I followed the various links to proucts that appealed to me at first glance. Found a ton of videos on youtube on the various products.
- Zagg. Logitech's Keyboard case and watched the video review of Zagg.
Couldn't quite love this one. Click on the photo to see the video review.. Somehow, it doesn't seem to look as secure.
Worse, the back part of the ipad is unprotected. Isn't that one of the reasons why we get a case --- to protect it?
And typing on a keyboard that's sunk into the case looks uncomfortable.
Big mistake! I hadn't counted on how HEAVY and how BULKY this was --- almost heavier than the Lenovo notebook I gave away to my nephew. Worse, after I connected, and tried to type.....
I couldn't get past the first letter I pressed. It showed up as ppppppppppppppppppppppppppp. Tried several times. Also found that if I wanted to switch to the onscreen keyboard, I couldn't.
No second chances for me. I am returning this, posthaste
- ClamCase. This is one I am most interested in. It just became available. But the shipping could take 4-5 weeks. It's a bit pricey, but seems to be a lot more versatile and offers more protection than the others. I'll wait until I see more reviews on this product. But this seems to be a lot slimmer (and hopefully not quite as heavy) as the other cases.
I'll have to find about how easy and how well one can type on it.
But for now, will use a slim case --- in red, even ---- until I can no longer stand it and get a wireless keyboard. I always pick black...but this time, to match the excitement of having an iPad, I got the red. Getting to be daring in my old age :)