Think about it, the iPad is a perfect mini-computer for someone on the go. The iPad allows you to access your email, the internet, YouTube videos and more from one, device. I have came across many people who use an iPad as a replacement for their computer. For a person who doesn’t need to upload videos, edit graphics, or write code, the iPad is perfect. The iPad gives you all of the main functions that you would want to use with a computer, in a portable, touch screen device. Sadly, there is one major problem to the iPad itself… its keyboard.
The iPad is designed for someone on the go, who doesn’t want to carry extra bulk. the average person will indeed to write documents, type emails, and more with the iPad. However, word processing is one major feature that people use with their computer. Although Apple does provide Pages, a $9.99 word proccessor for the iPad, typing more than a few sentances will take some time. Typing on a touch screen, with a smaller than normal keyboard is very hard. The body is used to touching physical keys to get “confirmation” that you have indeed pressed the keys, and therefore allowing you to type faster. So, 3rd party accessory got thinking… “What can we do to fix this issue?”
Wireless Emporium was one of the companies who found a solution. I was able to pick up a Leather Portfolio Case w/Bluetooth Keyboard from Wireless Emporium. This case will give you not only with an external keyboard for the iPad, but it is built into a case. For $50, this iPad case provides you with everything that you need to turn your iPad into a netbook running iOS. This case connects via bluetooth to your iPad, and will then replace the physical keyboard on your iPad. This bluetooth keyboard is fully functional, and works completely as advertised. Although the keys are slightly smaller than on a normal keyboard, they reach their maximum size inside of the case. The keys are made up of a rubber material, that does take some getting used to. The keyboard itself adds a little bulk to the cases size, however you would only expect that with the addition of the keyboard. Overall, I love this keyboard. It truly completes Apple’s overall vision for the iPad, by adding a keyboard that will make typing a breeze. I love this case, and is a great purchase. You can buy your own, here: http://www.wirelessemporium.com/p-18650-leather-portfolio-case-w-bluetooth-keyboard-for-apple-ipad.asp