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Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case
In addition to the magnetic grips for standing the iPad, the Ultimate Case also lets you slide the iPad forward for use as a tablet. The iPad covers the keyboard in this position so the keys are not exposed. This works surprisingly well for using the tablet without removing it from the case, as is the norm for other cases.
Those who prefer a laptop form will like the ClamCase Pro. Once the iPad is popped into the lid (an easy process), it becomes a MacBook Air-like laptop without a trackpad. Magnets in the ClamCase turn the iPad on and off when opened and closed.
The typing experience on the ClamCase Pro is the best of all the keyboards in this collection. It is also the most expensive of the lot.
The screen can be folded under the keyboard for using the iPad as a tablet without removing it, although this is not very comfortable in practice. The keys are exposed to the hand holding the unit, which feels a bit weird. They are deactivated, so there are no inadvertent keypresses when using the iPad this way.
Dimensions: 7.88x9.68x0.85 inches; 1.5 pounds.
The iPad fits securely in the lid of the ClamCase Pro, and is very much like a laptop in use. The keys have a nice tactile feedback with good key travel.
Apple doesn't support trackpads with the iPad, so it's no surprise that it is missing on the ClamCase Pro. The space where a laptop trackpad would normally be found is a good palm rest on the front of the keyboard.