A new start-up company, Hatch & Co, has released a new keyboard case for your iPad 2 that deserves a little attention. The SKINNY keyboard case is a faux leather accessory that gives those of us using our iPad a little more like a laptop the option to type on actual keys instead of the touchscreen.
As I see it, there are two reasons to use an external keyboard with your iPad. The first is to make it easier to type of course, but the other is that when you bring a keyboard up on the screen you lose half of your real-estate. This can be very frustrating when you are trying to type a document or work on something that requires more viewing area. This is where the SKINNY keyboard case offers a very nice option.
Advertising itself as being the world’s slimmest iPad 2 keybaord case, the SKINNY is 0.6 inches thin and weighs only 10.4 ounces. The look of the leather that holds both the keyboard and your device is a little bulky, but the measurements say otherwise.
The keyboard itself is spill-proof and dust-proof which means you can be a klutz (like me) and still work beside your coffee cup, or feel a little more relaxed when letting your children use your iPad. Operating wirelessly over BlueTooth, the added bonus is you can pair this accessory with your iPhone as well! Powered by a rechargeable battery, the keyboard features power saving features like sleeping when your iPad is closed and waking only when the iPad is turned back on.
There are a lot of extras with this keyboard case that add to the value such as the built in iPad stand, making it easy to view your work while you type and integrated hot-keys that give you instant access to things like volume control and navigation options.
Available in black with gray accenting or white with brown accenting, the SKINNY Keyboard Case can be purchased directly from the Hatch & Co website for $89.99.