Keyboards and iPads are a useful but sometimes awkward combination. The Apple iPad is not a device that cries out for an accessory: its minimalist chic and versatile touch screen nearly demand a lack of clutter. While writers on the go can, technically, type on an iPad's virtual onscreen keyboard, it's obviously not ideal. But neither is the decision to clutter up a thin, light device with big, bulky external keyboards. The $129.99 iLuv iCK826 Professional Case with Detachable Bluetooth Keyboard will likely polarize iPad case minimalists and those who prefer to think of the iPad as a productivity tool. Bulky and awkward, the iCK826 nearly defeats the purpose of having a slim iPad.
iLuv's all-in-one Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad is a leather folio-style case that unfolds to reveal a full keyboard on the inside lid, much like other keyboard cases we've seen before. Is it "professional"? Well, it's thick, and it's made of black leather through and through. It makes an iPad feel like an old-school business accessory, if that's what you're looking for. It also adds quite a bit of thickness due to the added keyboard.