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This iPad case adds a Bluetooth keyboard



The new Brookstone catalog came on Saturday and although I'll be ordering one of everything in there (I wish!), one item in particular caught my eye.


The Brookstone Bluetooth Keyboard Portfolio is a leather iPad portfolio case with a built-in rechargeable Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard. Just flip open the case and the keyboard is right there. The case also can be used as a stand to make your iPad more like a netbook or laptop. The keyboard comes with a charger and can be used for up to 90 hours on one charge.

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The iPad's built-in keyboard is cool but I just can't get used to typing on glass with no feedback from the keyboard. I have a small, foldable Bluetooth keyboard but this one seems much more convenient since it's always there and ready to go. The one downside I see is that it will add some bulk to your iPad, coming in at 1-inch thick. If I were ready to give up my laptop and just use the iPad, this case would be in strong contention for my gadget inventory.

[Last modified: Monday, November 1, 2010 9:56am]


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