Some users who aren’t accustomed to the iPad‘s virtual keyboard, often use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard or folio cases that come with a keyboard to efficiently type on their tablets. These solutions have their problems – carrying the iPad and Apple’s Wireless Keyboard separately is not the most convenient thing to do and the keyboard that come with folio cases are nowhere close to Apple’s Wireless Keyboard as they tend to be cramped and have small, often poor-quality keys and sometimes even using odd layouts.
Touchtype – a new Kickstarter project aims to address the problem. Salman Sajid – creator of Touchtype has come up with a clever solution to carry the iPad along with Apple’s Wireless Keyboard.
The sleek case holds both your iPad and Apple’s wireless keyboard in one compact unit. The case straps in your device and conceals the keyboard in a pouch underneath the iPad. You can pull out the keyboard whenever necessary. It is compatible with the original iPad, the iPad 2 and the new iPad thanks to the elastic straps.
As you would expect, the Touchtype case can be used as a stand for your iPad. Thanks to an extra set of elastic straps, you can also orient the iPad in portrait mode. TouchType also includes magnets to automatically wake and sleep iPad 2 or iPad 3 in any orientation.
Check out the Touchtype’s Kickstarter video:
Although some will argue that there are other solutions for typing on the iPad, including various cases equipped with Bluetooth keyboards, the Touchtype iPad case seems like an awesome accessory for users who want to use Apple’s Wireless Keyboard with their iPad.
When it launches, the Touchtype will be available in three colors – gray polyurethane, black leather, and espresso leather. An early backer can secure a gray version for $47 while the espresso will run you $85. The project’s initial funding goal was $2,500. At the time of the writing of this article, it has already received funding of almost $19,000 with 26 more days to go.
You can check out Touchtype’s Kickstarter page to more details on how to back the project and don’t forget to tell us know what you think in the comments section below.