LAS VEGAS--Samsung Galaxy Tab owners looking to both protect and erect their tablets have a number of products to choose from.
The Zaggmate creates a hard shell around a tablet and unfolds into a stand to prop it up.
Zaggmate for the iPad includes a Bluetooth keyboard as an alternative to the tablet's onscreen keys. The keyboard also supports the iPhone and iPod Touch. Taking it for spin with my iPod Touch, I found the keys kind of cramped, causing a fair amount of typos. The Zagg rep told me it can take up to an hour to get used to the smaller keyboard. And I did find my typing improved as I adjusted to the size and spacing of the keys.
Zaggmate for the iPad has been available since November. The version with a keyboard sells for $99, while a keyboard-less edition costs $69. Zaggmate for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which launched in November, is set for release next month.