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8 iPad Cases With Great Keyboards

Jun 19 2012 - 5:18pm

The included multitouch keyboard of Microsoft's new tablet, Surface [1] is getting some techie love after time spent frustrated working with touchscreen keys. Want to give your iPad the Surface treatment with an external keyboard of its own? If you find yourself wishing your iPad was more like a laptop or the laptop was a little more tablet, you'll want this MacBook-lookalike keyboard case [2] ($75). Should you want the best of both computing worlds, we have seven more case and keyboard combinations in the slideshow. don't worry, no small, hard-to-use silicone keyboards around here — these keyboards are as close to the real thing as you can get!

ZAGGmate Aluminum Case ($100)

The ZAGGmate with built-in Bluetooth keyboard [3] clips into the front of the iPad while leaving the back exposed. It's made of aluminum to complement the iPad's design and features a hinge that slides up to become the stand.

Rubata Leather Case ($60)

The Rubata leather case [4] features a sturdy keyboard with a 72-hour battery life and folds easily to go from portfolio to "laptop" with ease.

Crux360 Clamshell Case ($100)

The clamshell design of the Clamcase [5] (available for preorder) features 360 degree rotation and hinges that snap into place.

Trooper Clamshell Case ($150)

Let's face it — you're a Star Wars superfan, so you'll probably snatch this Stormtrooper-inspired clamshell iPad keyboard case [6] without hesitation. At $150, it's quite an investment, but it will successfully transform any generation of iPad into a clean laptop-like word processing machine thanks to its included QWERTY keyboard.

Hatch & Co Skinny iPad 2 Case ($75)

This Hatch & Co Skinny iPad 2 case [7] comes with a Bluetooth touch keyboard (no buttons, just slim raised edges), smart keys to control volume and language, and a smart cover so your iPad goes to sleep when you're done working as to save the battery. The case's battery lasts up to two weeks on its own (six weeks on standby), so you won't have to worry about constantly finding an outlet.

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