iPad Case

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.

iPad Keyboard Dock

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.

IPad or Netbook?

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?

Working on the go will be top iPad use

A new survey by Sybase says that 2,443 of adults with a mobile phone, when polled, claim that their number one use case for an iPad would be working while out and about. 52.3% of those polled say they would work from a device like the iPad, 48.2% said they would use it to watch movies and television, and 35.4% said that they would use it to play games. Those are some interesting numbers — we’ve already heard that a full third of potential iPad users would use it to read books (though of course for some people, reading books would be considered work), and we’ve even heard that 44% of the iPhone apps being tested so far are actually games.

So basically, no one has any idea what we’ll be doing with our iPads when we actually get them. No, my guess is that people suspect that they will use an iPad for working, but in practice, they’ll use it more for what Apple expects them to use it for: games and consuming media. It could also be that “work” apps take longer to develop on the iPad, which would explain why we’re seeing games made when most users believe they’ll be working. But of course, we’ll have to see — it’s possible that we may not know the main use for the iPad yet, as even Apple seems to be torn on what the real focus of the computer will be.