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Get a Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad for $35.99

It's refurbished, but less than half the price of a new one. This top-rated keyboard can help your tablet pull laptop duty.

Rick Broida Senior Editor
Rick Broida is the author of numerous books and thousands of reviews, features and blog posts. He writes CNET's popular Cheapskate blog and co-hosts Protocol 1: A Travelers Podcast (about the TV show Travelers). He lives in Michigan, where he previously owned two escape rooms (chronicled in the ebook "I Was a Middle-Aged Zombie").
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The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover can hold your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation.
The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover can hold your iPad in portrait or landscape orientation. Logitech

Can a tablet replace a laptop? It's a question I'm asked often, especially by folks who are in the market for a new portable PC but tired of Windows headaches.

Short answer: definitely maybe. For basic tasks like word processing, Web browsing, and e-mail, a tablet can definitely pull laptop duty -- provided you pair it with a physical keyboard. A good one.

Like this one: While supplies last, DealFisher has the refurbished Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad for $35.99 shipped. It lists for $99.99 and sells elsewhere (like at Amazon) for around $75-$80.

True to its name, the Ultrathin Keyboard Cover for iPad is an iPad cover with a built-in keyboard -- and it's ultrathin. It connects via Bluetooth, runs for months on a battery charge, and holds your tablet in either portrait or landscape orientation. It's compatible with the iPad 2, 3, and 4, and available in your choice of black or white.

In reviewing the product, CNET noted that it "might be the best keyboard accessory ever made for the iPad, if you're looking for a highly portable and functional keyboard that travels light." Just keep in mind it's not a case (nor does it claim to be), so it won't protect your iPad's back side.

You should also check the user reviews at Amazon, which number over 1,400: They average out to 4.4 stars out of 5, which is pretty impressive for a product like this.

Bottom line: If you're looking for an iPad keyboard, don't want to spend $75-$100, and don't mind a refurb with a 90-day warranty, look no further. This is the best price I've seen on this model.

Bonus deal: When you want a rock-bottom price on a TV, it usually means settling for a no-name brand and/or refurbished model. Not today. Dell has the Samsung UN32EH4003FXZA 32-inch HDTV for $267.99 shipped (plus sales tax in some states). That's already a solid deal, but here's where it gets crazy-good: When you add it to your cart, you'll also get a $125 Dell eGift card (delivered to you via e-mail 10-20 days after purchase). Use it to buy a printer, offset the price of a new laptop, or whatever. Ah, but is the TV any good? Check out the overwhelmingly positive user reviews (over 1,800 of them) at Best Buy.

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