The tyPad Turns An iPad Into a Notebook

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Cnet has a review of an iPad case called the tyPad that as a built-in Bluetooth keyboard. When you insert an iPad into the case it looks like a notebook computer. The case costs $129, which isn’t too bad when you consider that cases alone can cost $20 to $50 and the Freedom Pro keyboard I recently bought cost me about $75. The tyPad has its own battery that is rated for 100 days of standby and 90 hours of typing. Cnet points out two negatives of the case, one is that the keyboard does not have a right shift key and the other is that the iPad does not lock into place while it is in “notebook mode” presenting the possibility that it may slip. The reviewer also points out that the tyPad is designed to work on a desk and does not work well on a lap.