M.I.C. has introduced an iPad 2 keyboard made from aircraft-grade aluminum with a bead-blasted anodized finish so it matches the iPad 2. Together they will create the look of the MacBook Air and will make typing more comfortable.
Along with the laptop style, there is a hinge so the iPad will fold over the keyboard and operate as the usual tablet. The chicklet-style keys are black, similar to those on the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. The iPad 2 will automatically wake up and go to sleep when it is taken out and put back into the case.
The ports on the iPad 2 are accessible at all times, even while using the keyboard as a case to protect your screen. The keyboard can be used in both portrait or landscape mode and it rests comfortable and securely in a low profile stand which has no moving parts. The keyboard easily connects to the iPad 2 via Bluetooth.
There is a rechargeable battery in the keyboard that charges through USB and the standby time is 10 – 15 days. A full charge will give you about 90 minutes of working time.
The case weighs 12.2 ounces, so it will add some weight to the iPad. For those who use their iPad 2 for typing emails and documents, this case may be a great solution. There are other keyboard cases on the market such as the Zaggmate, but Apple lovers appreciate the look of their products, so this matching case may be a hit in iPad accessory sales.
You can purchase M.I.C.’s Aluminum Keyboard Buddy Case for $49.90 + $13.00 shipping at the M.I.C. store website.