While it's technically possible to write on an iPad, for most people, laptops are still the mission-critical writing machine of choice. It's all about the keyboard: a virtual keyboard simply can't cut it.
Keyboard cases help, but they come with their own compromises. The Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg was one of our favorites, but the slightly compressed keys might turn off serious writers.
Enter the Logitech Tablet Keyboard for the iPad. Like Apple's own white Bluetooth keyboard, Logitech's keyboard is a standalone Bluetooth device that can technically be used with any computer. It looks a lot like Apple's Bluetooth keyboard, too, except cast in black plastic instead of white. Like Apple's keyboard, Logitech's runs on batteries instead of using a charger (four AAAs).
What makes this keyboard iPad-specific, then? Well, the Tablet Keyboard wasn't just made with iPads in mind; Logitech in fact sells another version for Android tablets with slightly different buttons. But the advantages here come in terms of the keyboard's set of iOS-specific buttons, as well as the keyboard's ingenious convertible case/stand.
The microfiber-lined plastic shell magnetically opens up, and a small plastic stand clicks between both halves, forming a sturdy tabletop stand for portrait or landscape mode, with either the iPad or iPad 2. The stand's roomy enough to accommodate some back shells we've used. A slide-out tray gives the iPad extra tilt, which was fantastic for at-the-desk writing with the keyboard in our laps. In normal stand mode, my iPad 2 was elevated like a picture frame. In the extended-out stand mode, the iPad viewing angle changes to nearly 45 degrees.