I love my iPad, but have yet to use it for heavy work, including writing my Gear Diary posts. Typing on the MacBook is just so much faster because of its full-size keyboard. Later today I will post a review for a credit card size Bluetooth keyboard that works with the iPhone and iPad. Although that keyboard works really well, I have a hard time using a phone sized qwerty keyboard. The same company, EFO has recently released an iPad case that contains a full size Bluetooth keyboard. Now, you can easily carry your iPad, flip it open and type away.
Here are the details from EFO:
iPad folding Leather protective case not only protect your valuable iPad, but also provide you with an elegant look by it’s stylish design. With the design of the build-in Bluetooth keyboard, it can speed up the massive typing by using the Bluetooth keyboard instead of using iPad touch screen. It also can increase the live of the touch screen.
The Bluetooth keyboard suit for all the Bluetooth device that with keyboard function enable (e.g. iPad, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4G, iPod Touch that has installed iOS 4.0, Mobile, Computer, Notebook etc.). With the bundle of iPad and iPhone, you can really work on go.
The portable and slim design is perfectly for traveller, mobile worker, lecturer etc. that working environment with the Bluetooth enabled iPad and/or iPhone (all models).
- Perfect matching protective case for iPad
- Soft, waterproof, space saving design
- Use the iPad in a variaety of positions
- Bluetooth keyboard suit for all bluetooth enable devices
- Works with Windows, Mac, Linux, iPad, iPhone 4, iPhone 3Gs if upgraded to IOS4
- Build-in Battery which can last for about a week
- Continuous standby for 100 days.
- If use 4 hours per day, the keyboard can use max. up to 20 days when full charge
- Bluetooth V2.0 Working distance : 10 M
- Operationg Voltage : 3 ~ 5 V
- Work Curent : < 5mA
- Standby Current : 2.5mA
- Sleeping Current : < 200uA
- Charging Current : > 100mA
- Standby Time : 100 days
- Continuous working time : 90 hours
- Charging Time : 4 to 4.5 hours
- Battery capacity : Minimum 430 mAH
- Frequency Band : The ISM band of 2.402 ~ 2.480 GHz
Check out the product and more information here at the EFO website. The unit retails for $50.00.