With a soft microfiber interior and reinforced panels to provide structure, the iPad Case is the perfect way to carry around your iPad. And it does double duty. It folds in just the right places to act as a stand that holds iPad at an ideal angle for watching videos and slideshows or for typing on the onscreen keyboard.
The case is made from vinyl-like PVC plastic and has a microfiber interior. It’s designed to provide access to the device’s side buttons, headphone port, and so on, only exposing the screen when you want to flip the lid open.
The iPad Keyboard Dock combines a dock for charging your iPad with a full-size keyboard, which includes special keys that activate iPad features. The dock has a rear dock connector port, which lets you connect to an electrical outlet using the USB Power Adapter, sync to your computer, and use accessories like the iPad Camera Connection Kit. An audio line out port lets you connect to a stereo or powered speakers (audio cable sold separately)
The keyboard measures 11 inches wide and 4.5 inches deep, and stands just 0.65 inch tall toward the back, sloping down to a mere 0.25 inch at the spacebar. The white plastic dock fused to the back of the keyboard gives the accessory a total depth of 7.25 inches.
IPad’s keyboard become irritating when one has to move a cursor from one position to another position. For example, if after writing a document you want to edit the first two lines, you have to touch IPad and take the cursor to that position unlike using mouse facitlity.
With all of the netbook hoopla, it’s worth remembering that Apple really hasn’t filled the need for a full-featured, really small laptop. With Steve Jobs saying that they simply can’t build a cheap netbook without sacrificing quality, Mac lovers who still want one are left, quite literally, to their own devices.
myMacNetbook.com is here to help — it has all of the latest news about getting OS X to run on a netbook in one place. It also has a valuable chart that shows you which netbooks work best with OS X, and links to the software that you will need to use in order to get a netbook up and running with our favorite operating system, and valuable, step-by-step directions for turning a netbook into your OS X dream machine.
The compatibility chart assumes that you want to install Snow Leopard, and shows you which features will and won’t work on a particular piece of hardware. As of today, it looks like there are 10 different netbooks that are completely happy with an OS X install. I’ll probably hold out for generation 2 of the iPad, even though I am very tempted to buy one now. On the other hand, getting something smaller than my MacBook Pro that does everything that I need it to do, and for a lower or similar cost, sounds pretty sweet too.
How many of you have already gone with an OS X netbook, or are planning to go that direction rather than getting the iPad?