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The Solar Keyboard Folio charges with ordinary room light. It uses Apple's Smart Cover technology and when the iPad is opened and set in one of two keyboard slots the keyboard automatically connects to the iPad via Bluetooth.
Opening and closing the Solar Keyboard Folio turns the iPad on/off appropriately.
The Solar Keyboard Folio allows working with the iPad in two different display angles.
The media position as shown in this photo is designed to facilitate watching video at a comfortable angle. When the iPad is in this position the Solar Keyboard Folio displays only two rows of keys which become dedicated media player controls.
This keyboard was one of the first to appear for the iPad, and it is still a solid performer. It consists of a keyboard tray that is brushed aluminum on the bottom. The iPad is snapped in the tray facedown for safe transport in the gear bag.
The iPad slips in the standard slot above the keyboard for typing, but sits loose without magnetic gripping. It can't really be used in the lap for this reason as it needs to sit firmly on a flat surface.