Gadgets & Gizmos

From the staff of the Tampa Bay Times

This iPad case adds a Bluetooth keyboard

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November

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.

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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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