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iPad Folio Turns Your Apple Tablet Into A Netbook Replacement

iPad Folio Turns Your Apple Tablet Into A Netbook Replacement

By Chris Scott Barr

I’ve started using my iPad for a lot more over the last month or so, likely because I finally decided to jailbreak my iPhone. When used with the right application, I can broadcast my 3G connection over WiFi to the iPad. While I’ve gotten pretty good at typing on the touchscreen, I know that I’m still much faster when typing on a real keyboard. I’ve no desire to carry around a separate device just so I can type a bit faster, so I get by only punching out around 40WPM on it. However, once this case is approved by the FCC, I might have a better option.

The iPad Folio is a stylish leather case for the iPad that’s got a leg-up on the competition. Built into the cover is a Bluetooth keyboard, which can sync do your tablet. It even acts as a stand so that you can use the devices together, much like a small laptop or netbook. It doesn’t appear to add much bulk to the iPad, and having the keyboard will certainly make up for the small amount of extra weight. It’s currently on sale in the UK for around $90, and should be available here in the US in the near future.

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