by Brent Dirks
February 11, 2014
CruxCase is turning to Kickstarter to fund its newest accessory. The CruxENCORE is designed to turn any iPad Air into a MacBook lookalike with a full-sized keyboard and complete protection for the tablet. Here’s a quick video about the project. Click here if you can’t see it. The case is less than an inch thick and weighs in at just 1.45 pounds without the iPad Air. The built-in battery can go for up to a month of normal usage before needing to be recharged. Along with a smooth anodized aluminum coat to match the back of the iPad Air, the nicest feature is easily the case’s hinge. Able to move a full 360 degrees, users can rotate their iPad Air for any number of tasks, including typing and movie watching. Right now, you can snag a CruxENCORE for an early bird pledge of $59. Once those slots are all gone, the minimum pledge will jump to $79. Backers can select from one of eight different color combinations if all stretch goals are met. If the $90,000 funding goal is met, estimated delivery of the case is in May. The CruxENCORE looks like a very nice product for users looking for a high-quality and well-designed keyboard case. Count me in as a backer. For other recent accessory news and reviews, see: Review: Should You Adopt Romo, The iPhone-Powered Robot?, This Week In Accessories: Cartera iPhone 5s/5 Wallet, Studio5 Speaker And More, and Third-Party Accessories For The iPhone And iPad Could Soon Be Less Expensive.