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iLuv Professional Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 2 (photos)

iLuv's $129 iPad 2 case has its own detachable Bluetooth keyboard for on-the-go writing. We get hands-on with it.

Scott Stein
I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
Scott Stein
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The $129 iLuv Professional Case with Bluetooth Keyboard for iPad 2 doesn't have a name that rings off the tongue, but it's a solidly built leather folio. Unfolded in a keyboard orientation, it actually looks in passing like a laptop...a leather laptop. The flat keyboard has solidly clicking keys that feel like those on Gateway and Acer laptops, although key size is compressed as on smaller Netbooks.
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The iLuv case is propped up by a fold-down strut that snaps against the back when not in use.
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When folded up, the iLuv case does have a professional look, but it's far thicker than any other case we've seen.
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A unique feature of iLuv's keyboard case: the keyboard attaches and detaches via Velcro, letting you use the keyboard and case as standalone peripherals.
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Without the keyboard insert, the case is significantly thinner.
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iLuv's keyboard case (left) sits beside one of our recent iPad 2 keyboard favorites, the Logitech Keyboard Case by Zagg.

Read our review of the Logitech Keyboard Case for iPad 2.

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