Logitech's simple and functional Keyboard Folio offers a keyboard plus iPad protection, but it's too thick for its own good.
The HP Elitebook Folio 9470m does a serviceable job at being a good thin all-around Windows 8 business laptop, but it doesn’t rise from the pack, and it doesn’t take any chances.
For a durable case with a very good keyboard that feels like it can take a beating, the FabricSkin is your bet. But it's a pricey accessory for a year-old iPad.
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The top-of-the-line FabricSkin Keyboard Folio for iPad Air is a sturdy spill-resistant case companion that's thinner than the previous version for iPad, but it's not the best keyboard accessory we've seen.
Belkin's iPad 2- and third-gen-iPad-friendly YourType Folio + Keyboard case takes a solid if uninspired folio case design and adds a keyboard for one of the better protective solutions around.
When it comes to Windows ultrabooks, the HP Folio 13 is the best of the bunch in terms of performance, price, and ergonomics, provided you can live with a less-than-razor-thin design. This laptop is targeted at small businesses but it's really for anyone who wants a reliable ultrabook that isn't a MacBook Air.
Logitech's clever Solar Keyboard Folio hooks iPad users up with a quality typing experience on the go, no USB charger required: it really does work as advertised.
Tablets generally are better for browsing than for getting work done, but a Bluetooth keyboard accessory dramatically improves the iPad's utility, CNET's Stephen Shankland finds.
$150 is a lot to pay for a keyboard case. The Fabricskin, however, has a keyboard that's made to withstand getting a bit messy, and feels durable, too.
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