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23rd April 2012, 07:03 AM   |  #1  
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I'm looking for a case for the touchpad that has a keyboard attached to it, has anyone found anything like this?
23rd April 2012, 07:30 AM   |  #2  
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I'm looking for a case for the touchpad that has a keyboard attached to it, has anyone found anything like this?

Kensington's keyfolio for iPads works, a little tight though (borrowed a friend's case).

Just ran across the following;
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/gold...-case/23833603
Looks exactly like the keyfolio, but cheaper. I'll know more when it arrives in a few days.

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23rd April 2012, 07:54 PM   |  #3  
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o04_s00_i00

This is the one I purchased a little while back - I got it for $20.00 - Amazon Prime free 2 day shipping.

Love the damned thing - if you can find it anywhere else around that price, I would jump on it - it's a great quality product for that price.
25th April 2012, 06:20 AM   |  #4  
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Kensington's keyfolio for iPads works, a little tight though (borrowed a friend's case).

Just ran across the following;
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/p/gold...-case/23833603
Looks exactly like the keyfolio, but cheaper. I'll know more when it arrives in a few days.

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Let me know your impression when u get it please!
26th April 2012, 03:33 AM   |  #5  
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Let me know your impression when u get it please!

Good news, it arrived today. Bad news, I sent it back for a refund.

Initially I was OK with it. The build quality wasn't as good as a Kensington keyfolio, but for $34 plus shipping I wasn't going to complain too much. The keyboard paired fine and most of the special top keys worked (4th and 5th key did nothing). However when the elastic strap came loose from low quality stitching after around 6 times closing the case, I decided to return it. I exerted no more force than necessary to stretch the strap around the cover.

Now that I've compared it with the Kensington case, I can definitely say the Kensington is well worth the extra cost. This is disappointing since this is the only keyboard+case with "HP Touchpad" in the product description I'm aware of.



PROs:
Better fit for the Touchpad that the Kensington cases. See this threadhttp://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=17133290 where I tried out the Kensington case.

Hard plastic keys versus rubber keys on the Kensington case. That said, apparently the newer Kensington cases have hard plastic keys. Rubber keyboards may not bother some, but I find them hard to use.

CONs:

Even with rubber keys, the Kensington keyboard is rigid and sturdy. The Goldx keyboard is disturbing non-rigid, even flimsy. I'm also concerned how it will wear over time. As you can see from the pictures, there is so much gap between keys you can actually see under them. It is a magnet for crumbs/etc getting under the keys. (Hey, everyone likes to eat crackers and type, right?)

Stitching. The reason I returned it, and severely lacking compared to the Kensington. Look at the pics and judge for your self.


Unless you tilt the screen all the way up, the "grips" that hold the bottom of the pad aren't sufficient to keep it from slipping forward and onto the keyboard from the least bit of vibration, such as someone bumping the table. The rigid keyboard on the Kensington does an excellent job holding it it place.


Conclusion:
Not worth the money. After I get the refund, I'll look at getting a Kensington case with hard keys. Barnes and Nobles has one for $53, and as long as they are prompt with the refund I'll give them another chance. Of course, I'll be back to the tight case problem. My sister is a good seamstress, and I'll see If I can get her to adjust it to better fit the Touchpad.

Wish me luck.

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EDIT: Forgot the thread link I mentioned.
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26th April 2012, 06:17 AM   |  #6  
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Great review although sorry product didn't work out. I ordered one of these to try: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DXGOA0/...cs_sce_3p_dp_1

The dimensions between the ipad 1 and the touchpad are within a couple of mm at most and any case should have enough give to handle it. I'll report back after receiving it.
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Thanks for your review and I'm sorry it didn't work out It would be amazing if we could get a case like the clam case for the ipad (http://clamcase.com/bluetooth-ipad-keyboard-case.html). Out of curiousity, would the touchpad fit in a zaggfolio?
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Great review although sorry product didn't work out. I ordered one of these to try: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DXGOA0/...cs_sce_3p_dp_1

The dimensions between the ipad 1 and the touchpad are within a couple of mm at most and any case should have enough give to handle it. I'll report back after receiving it.

that looks similar to this case that was reviewed here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1102844/h...io-case-review
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30th April 2012, 11:21 PM   |  #9  
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Great review although sorry product didn't work out. I ordered one of these to try: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004DXGOA0/...cs_sce_3p_dp_1

The dimensions between the ipad 1 and the touchpad are within a couple of mm at most and any case should have enough give to handle it. I'll report back after receiving it.

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that looks similar to this case that was reviewed here: http://www.overclock.net/t/1102844/h...io-case-review

This in fact was the exact keyboard I got down to the paper insert in the review being the same. Very pleased with it for $25 shipped.
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just wanted to mention that you guys could consider the aluminium keyboard cases for ipad 1 such as http://chinagrabber.com/ipad-bluetoo...icase-467.aspx

I picked one up while I was over in taiwan last month (not the one linked, but similiar) and it seems to fix/work. But as mentioned the product I picked up isn't the one I linked, I actually don't know the name of the case I got, it was from a night market stall and written in chinese (I can't read it :S) and I think it was a knock off of a case. It might be because it's a knockoff and not properly fitted to the ipad 1 but it fit my touchpad :S. I did have to put in a little extra padding around the corners (afraid it would fall out if it was too lose :S).

Not promising it would fit, and it is expensive but maybe try looking into something similiar? I haven't bought from that site either and can't verify the trustworthiness of it, but just linked it to give you guys an idea of what I was talking about.

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