The Top 10 iPad Keyboards
Using an iPad sure beats carrying a laptop around, however, there are limitations to using an iPad. The most obvious limitation is the lack of a physical keyboard. Here is a list of the top 10 keyboards for iPads to suit your needs whether traveling or at home.
ThinkGeek Bluetooth Keyboard Case – $59.99
One of the best bang for your buck. It’s a case and a keyboard, which is great for travel, school and doing business. There are different models to satisfy both the iPad and iPad 2. It’s made of synthetic leather with a magnetic flap. You get a fully integrated Bluetooth keyboard what is Apple friendly and takes three steps to set up. It’s rechargeable via USB which is included.
iLuv Portfolio Case – $62
The iLuv Portfolio Case protects your iPad and includes a detachable Bluetooth keyboard secured with velcro. There’s a retractable kick stand support in the back to angle the screen. Battery life lasts only 30 days but is rechargeable via USB.
Apple iPad Keyboard Dock – $69
You can connect the dock to your computer via USB to sync the iPad and charge its battery. It’s sleek and keeps you in the Mac family. However you can’t use the iPad in landscape mode. It’s big so it’s better off as a stationary, at-home, type of keyboard. You can also bluetooth the orginal Apple keyboards to iPads in case you have one lying around.
Logitech Tablet Keyboard – $69.99
The Logitech Tablet Keyboard has low profile keys keeping the design sleek and attractive. It comes with a carrying case that converts into a sturdy stand to lean your iPad on. It’s Bluetooth ready and pairs up with iPads, iPhones and iPods. It speaks Apple having Apple controls just like a regular apple keyboard.
This ZAGGmate invention is clean in every way. It’s a complete case and Bluetooth keyboard together in this aircraft-grade aluminum shell that matches the iPad. The keyboard is Apple friendly and uses a 510 mAh rechargeable lithium polymer battery that’ll last several weeks of normal use without charging. The innovative hinge provides 10 angles for viewing and typing in both portrait and landscape mode.
Kensington KeyFolio – $99.99
The Kensington KeyFolio™ Bluetooth keyboard case is lightweight, easy to set-up with tactile rubberized and spill-proof keys. It has an adjustable stand that offers multiple positions for viewing in landscape mode. It has a rechargeable 430 mAh battery to go with the nice, clean and professional look.
Highly rated. Very portable and perfect for the traveler who needs to answer emails while on vacation. It’s a full-sized Bluetooth keyboard that is compatible for the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and any Mac. It comes with a carrying case and runs off two AAA batteries.
Logitech Fold-Up Keyboard – $129.99
Without fail, Logitech creates this awesome wallet shaker. Unlike the Folio style keyboards, this one folds out to be a full sized keyboard with Apple friendly keys. It wakes up and is ready to use as soon as you unfold it and automatically turns off when it’s folded saving battery power, which can be charged via USB. It’s also Smart Cover friendly.
ClamCase – $149
ClamCase offers a solid case for your iPad while creating a “laptop” feel. It integrates a Bluetooth fold out keyboard, and an innovative 360 hinge allowing you to swivel the “screen” and use it as a tablet. If you’re lucky you’ll be able to get your hands on the Star Wars-inspired Trooper iPad ClamCase.
Celluon “Magic Cube” Virtual Keyboard – $169.99
Impress your friends and colleagues with this futuristic laser-projected keyboard. It’s Bluetooth ready and connects to iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch, smartphones and most laptops. It has a USB rechargeable 700mAh built-in battery that lasts up to about 150 minutes of continuous use, which isn’t really much to the average user. It’s not quite practical but fun to have if you can spare $170.