VersaKeyboard: ‘The First Disappearing iPad Keyboard’

 I’m not that frequent a user of iPad keyboard cases, but I have to say this one looks great. It’s called the VersaKeyboard and it’s touted as ‘the first disappearing iPad keyboard’.

If it’s even near as good as the promo video then it’s going to be a heck of a good iPad keyboard case. I’m also optimistic about it because it’s from Moshi, makers of one of my all-time favorite and most heavily used iPad cases – the VersaCover.

Here’s a few of the key features of the VersaKeyboard:

  • Detachable Bluetooth keyboard with 130 hours of battery life and LED power indicator.
  • Folding VersaCover doubles as a stand in portrait and landscape modes.
  • Ultra-thin and lightweight design at 13.4 ounces (380 grams).
  • Durable polycarbonate shell includes convenient keyboard slot.
  • Support for iPad auto-wake and sleep functionality.

It’s compatible with the iPad Air (I hope we’ll see one for the Retina iPad mini soon) and priced at $100.

You can see more detail and place an order at the VersaKeyboard product page at Moshi.

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Crux Skunk iPad Keyboard Case: Quick First Impressions

Crux Skunk for iPad

I backed the Crux Skunk iPad keyboard case project on Kickstarter almost a year ago. I thought it looked like one of the most impressive iPad keyboard cases I’d seen, and it offered some impressive sounding features – a notably slim design, a 360 degree hinge that allows for a great range of typing and viewing positions for the iPad, and a full-size QWERTY keyboard.

Well, mine finally arrived a couple days back and I have tested it out a little and have some very quick first impressions to share. Here they are, in no particular order:

— The packaging for the Crux Skunk is fairly nice.

— The name feels bizarre to type and to to say. My daughter thought I was making it up as a joke. I wonder if there’s some cool back story behind it.

— For my pledge level (I think it was $155) it came with an attractive black leather carrying case – a nice touch.

— Getting the iPad into it the first time is a bit of a pain in the neck. You need to loosen a couple of bolts on the frame’s bottom holding clasps with a very small, included, Allen wrench; then insert the iPad, then tighten up the bolts and adjust as necessary until you can comfortably open and close the clasps to insert and remove the iPad. Not a big deal – but also not a super slick starting point.

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Cool Things: New Logitech Keyboard Folio Cases for iPad and iPad mini

Logitech Keyboard Folio iPad Cases

Logitech has unveiled a new line of keyboard folio cases for the iPad and iPad mini. They’re called the Keyboard Folio and the Keyboard Folio mini and, as the bit of the name would imply, they offer protection for the front and back of the iPad and iPad mini.

And as you can see in the promo photo above, they come in a range of colors. They support the iPad’s automatic sleep/wake feature and offer a ‘traditional’ typing experience backed by the solid reputation of Logitech’s keyboard cases.

Here’s the promo video for the new Keyboard Folio cases:

The Keyboard Folio goes for $99.99 and the Keyboard mini for $89.99. Both are available for pre-order now, with the Keyboard Folio expected to ship in April, and the Keyboard mini in May. I ordered a dark blue Keyboard mini this morning.

What do you all think of these new iPad keyboard cases from Logitech?

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ZAGGKeys PROfolio+ iPad Keyboard Cases Now Available in Leather

ZAGG PROfolio iPad Keyboard Case

This will make a lot of iPad keyboard case fans happy. ZAGG has announced that their ZAGGKeys PROfolio+ iPad keyboard cases now come in leather.  ZAGG”s keyboard cases have already proved popular with iPad users, and deservedly so – they generally offer the best keyboards in my opinion.

I’ve used ZAGG keyboard cases with my iPad 2 and iPad 3 and liked them a lot. The only thing that prevented me from getting very frequent use out of them was that I disliked the hard, rigid cases. I actually detached the keyboard on my last one, and only use it outside the case these days. I’ve noticed that quite a few other people felt the same about the ZAGG iPad keyboard cases – love the keyboard, don’t love the case.

These new leather models look like they may well change that sentiment very quickly.

Here are some of the notable features for the new ZAGGKeys PROfolio+ keyboard cases for the iPad 2/3/4:

  • Backlit keys in 7 colors (PROfolio+ only)
  • Full coverage protection (front & back)
  • Secure magnetic closure
  • Genuine leather or durable polyurethane

They go for $159 and come in a range of 3 clors – brown, red, and mocha.

You can see more details or place an order at their ZAGG product page.

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This Just In: ZAGGKeys Mini 9

ZAGGKeys Mini 9

Wow. I only just ordered the ZAGGKeys Mini 9 three days ago, and it’s already here.

This is ZAGG’s new keyboard case for the iPad mini. I chose the 9 model because it has the standard sized ZAGG keyboard – and I ‘m a big fan of their iPad keyboards.

I haven’t even got the ZAGGKeys Mini out of its packaging yet, but I am very much looking forward to giving it a try very soon.

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50% Off ZAGG iPad Keyboards Today

ZAGG, makers of some of the very best keyboards and keyboard cases for iPad, are having a 50% off sale today. They’ve got a number of their popular iPad keyboard cases available at half price for ‘a limited time’. Included in the sale are their ZAGGKeys Mini 7 and Mini 9 keyboard cases for the […]

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Review: Brydge+ iPad Keyboard Case

The Brydge iPad Keyboard is one of many iPad related Kickstarter projects I backed this year. As some of you may have noted two recent ones were major disappointments: the Human Toolz Mobile Stand for iPad and the Facet iPad Stand. Brydge is touted as an effective and unique iPad keyboard that will give your […]

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Coming Soon: ZAGG Keyboard Cases for iPad mini

ZAGG are amongst the leading makers of iPad keyboard cases. In my experience their keyboards are the best out there when it comes to these combo keyboard cases for the iPad. It’s good to see that they’ve announced new ZAGGkeys Mini keyboard cases designed specifically for the iPad mini. There are two models – the […]

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ZAGG Announces Their Thinnest, Lightest iPad Keyboards

ZAGG have announced their latest, greatest iPad keyboards, the new ZAGGkeys Pro and ZAGGkeys Proplus. The company touts them as their thinnest, lightest keyboards yet and one of the thinnest on the market. The ZAGGkeys® PRO™ and PROplus™ are ultra-thin Bluetooth® keyboard accessories that accentuate the utility and convenience of the Apple® iPad® 2 or […]

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