updated 02:50 pm EDT, Mon August 30, 2010
Allows netbook-style use
Accessory maker Sena has unveiled the Keyboard Folio, a new iPad case. While similar to some other leather folio-style cases, the Sena model includes a built-in Bluetooth keyboard, effectively transforming an iPad into a netbook. To that end, a stand on the back of the case can prop up an iPad for better viewing while typing.
The keyboard can alternately be folded back to use an iPad in a more traditional form. Before batteries run dry, it supports 45 hours of active use, or 55 hours of standby; a silicone face is a said to be liquid-resistant. The case itself is being manufactured in four different colors, including black, tan, red and brown. It will only ship on October 7th, but pre-orders get a $20 discount off the $150 retail price.