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If a separate keyboard case is not your liking, turn your iPad into a full iOS laptop with the Clamcase. Available in black, white, or a special Storm Trooper Edition, the Clamcase is a protective case for transporting the iPad.
When it's time to work just open the lid as on any laptop, which exposes a full keyboard complete with special keys to control the iPad. The case can be used folded flat as a tablet, as a stand for watching video, in addition to full laptop operation.
Company web site $150
The Piano Master combines a real electronic keyboard with an included iPad app to teach the piano to budding musicians. The keys light up on the keyboard during lessons, and the iPad screen shows exactly where the fingers should be playing.
This was unveiled at the CES 2012, and looks like a great method for learning the piano.
Company web site Price not provided at publication time
So you want to be a rock star, but find not being able to play the guitar to be a hindrance? Enter the Guitar Apprentice, a guitar appliance that is designed to teach the guitar to anyone. The iPad actually plugs right into the body of the guitar, and becomes the strumming surface for playing and learning.
The Guitar Apprentice looks like a good way to learn the guitar, no strings attached.
Company web site Price not provided at time of publication