CES: iPad case with built-in keyboard (podcast)

Larry Magid speaks with Robert Lutz of Accessory Workshop, who was showing an iPad case with a built-in wireless Bluetooth keyboard.

tyPad Accessory Workshop
Accessory Workshop used CES to debut a new version of the tyPad, an innovative iPad case with a built-in rubberized keyboard that connects to the iPad via Bluetooth.

The $114.95 case, which is not much thicker than many other iPad cases, also serves as a stand, putting the iPad into an excellent position for typing. Although some touch typists may have a bit of trouble using the keyboard, which is smaller than a standard desktop or laptop keyboard, I found it easier to type on than the virtual keyboard on the iPad screen. 

For more on the first version of the product, see Josh Lowenohn's hands-on post .

To learn more about the tyPad, I spoke with Robert Lutz of Accessory Workshop.

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Larry Magid is a technology journalist and an Internet safety advocate. He's been writing and speaking about Internet safety since he wrote Internet safety guide "Child Safety on the Information Highway" in 1994. He is co-director of ConnectSafely.org, founder of SafeKids.com and SafeTeens.com, and a board member of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Larry's technology analysis and commentary can be heard on CBS News and CBS affiliates, and read on CBSNews.com. He also writes a personal-tech column for the San Jose Mercury News. You can e-mail Larry.

 

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