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Jeff Campbell
05-06-2010, 10:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://gizmodo.com/5532077/clamcase-turns-your-ipad-into-a-laptop?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)&utm_content=Google+Reader' target='_blank'>http://gizmodo.com/5532077/clamcase...t=Google+Reader</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"The ClamCase concept is advertised as an "all-in-one keyboard, case and stand for the iPad," but what really matters is that it lets you turn your iPad into a decent-looking pretend laptop."</em></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/Sl5QWmhRYSw&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/Sl5QWmhRYSw&amp;feature=player_embedded&amp;ap=%26fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Defeats the purpose I say, well that is my impression on first glance since this won't be released until the fall and I have no idea on the pricing. Very ingenious though!</p>

Jason Dunn
05-06-2010, 11:12 PM
I've got to say, that's pretty damn clever. It actually makes the iPad appealing to me! :)

Sven Johannsen
05-07-2010, 03:26 AM
I think it is kind of neat. I have contemplated a BT keyboard for my iPad a bit and wondered what direction I should go. I have a MS BT keyboard 6000 ( http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=016 ) and it works fine with the iPad. Apple's own looks nice. Both though are a little big and I would need to come up with a way to carry them with the iPad without them scratching each other up. I have one or two folding BT keyboards for PDA use, and they work fine as well. They pack pretty small, but do eat batterries and don't really have a real keyboard feel. This think looks like it would make a pretty good keyboard solution and provide a semblence of protection as well. Couple that with it creating a nice stand for video viewing, it has some potential. If it is competatively priced, around that of the Apple BT keyboard or MS one, it would interest me.

I have seen some comments that folks would like to see a way to connect it to the dock, and maybe have it contain a batterry pack and possibly some USB support, i.e include features like Apple's adapters, but I think that would start driving the price up to where it becomes attractive to fewer people.