Top keyboard/cases for the iPad 3 (gallery) Summer 2012 edition

Summary:We tested many keyboard/ case combos for the iPad and present this selection of the best.

The unveiling of the Surface Tablets by Microsoft with the clip-on keyboards has opened many eyes to the utility of a thin tablet paired with a keyboard cover. Owners of the iPad can benefit from similar functionality with third party keyboard cases that are currently available.

Not everyone needs a keyboard for their new iPad, but those who do need look no further. This selection of top keyboard/cases is the result of hands-on use of quite a few, resulting in these best of class. All of the cases have keyboards that can handle anything from light typing to banging out the next great novel.

Best keyboard/case combos for the new iPad 3

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All of the keyboards use Bluetooth to connect wirelessly to the iPad. They range from super-thin and light models to full leather portfolios for the iPad. If you are thinking a keyboard might be useful, take a look at these and you should be able to make up your mind. Each keyboard is shown in a variety of views to clearly demonstrate what you get with each.

This gallery has been updated with keyboards released since original publication a few months ago. You will find the hot Ultrathin Keyboard Cover and the Solar Keyboard Folio from Logitech now in the coverage.

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Topics: iPad, Hardware, Mobility


James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' w... Full Bio

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