Solid Line iPad Case Brings Physical Keyboard To iPad

Imagine if the iPad were a hybrid netbook / tablet rather than a tablet alone. Imagine if the iPad shipped with a keyboard. Imagine if the iPad could shift into a netbook of sorts with just the turn of a case? It's not likely that Apple will ever ship an iPad like that, but Solid Line Products has the next best alternative. The company has just released their new all-in-one leather case / Bluetooth keyboard for the iPad, and it will be shipping next week.


Most iPad users probably already own a case, making the idea of buying another a tough one. But if you haven't yet, and you wish your iPad had a physical keyboard, this one is the one to get. It's a Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard that's built right into a case, and because of how the case flips back, it effectively converts the iPad into a notebook. The keyboard uses a micro-USB cable for charging and when fully charged, which takes 4 to 4.5 hours, the keyboard provides 90 hours of continuous use.

The case measures 9.75” x 8” x 1” with the iPad inside, and an inner flap holds the iPad securely in place, and a magnetic clasp on the outer flap adds secondary protection. It's priced at $119, and if you've been looking for a way to make your iPad your sole travel computer, this may be a worthwhile investment.

 Solid Line Begins Shipping All-in-One Leather Case & Bluetooth® Keyboard for iPad™ Next Week

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Solid Line Products, LLC (www.solidlineproducts.com) today announced that the company is now taking orders for its brand new, all-in-one leather case & Bluetooth® keyboard for the iPad™ for shipment next week. The Bluetooth 2.0 silicone keyboard is built into the quality leather folio case designed to protect the iPad from nicks, scratches, and scuffs.

    “Unfortunately, we humans can’t undo 30 years of keyboard conditioning overnight. This new product makes the iPad™ more practical for emails, note taking, or even for posting Facebook status updates.”

Designed for those who find the iPad’s soft keyboard impractical for any serious typing, the built-in keyboard pairs seamlessly to the iPad with three simple steps. The case allows for easy positioning of the iPad at an optimum angle for viewing a horizontal screen and typing. Put another way, Solid Line’s case allows consumers to use their iPad as they would a laptop as needed.

“The iPad™ is indeed a revolutionary product,” said founder and CEO Henry Lo. “Unfortunately, we humans can’t undo 30 years of keyboard conditioning overnight. This new product makes the iPad™ more practical for emails, note taking, or even for posting Facebook status updates.”

The keyboard uses a micro-USB cable for charging. When fully charged, which takes 4 to 4.5 hours, the keyboard provides 90 hours of continuous use.

The case measures 9.75” x 8” x 1” with the iPad inside. An inner flap holds the iPad securely in place, and a magnetic clasp on the outer flap adds secondary protection.

Priced at $119, Solid Line is taking pre-orders and will begin shipping units early next week for early October delivery. The case is available in either black or brown.

Solid Line Products, LLC is headquartered in San Francisco. The all-in-one keyboard is the first in a line of products for the iPad™ that the company will be bringing to market in the coming months. 
Via:  Solid Line
Tags:  Apple, case, tablet, Keyboard, ipad
Comments
inspector 4 years ago

a hybrid netbook? Even with a keyboard its still an ipad tablet :). Its not adding any features to it.

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