August 7th, 2012 categories: Technology
Thumbs up for Salmon Sajid’s Touchtype case for the iPad and the Apple wireless keyboard. This was successfully funded on Kickstarter and mine arrived in mid-July. I liked it then and I love it now.
Why this post on a real estate blog? As you may know, I’m a techie, a geek. And once I had my first iPhone and fell in love with Apple, I’m an avid fan. Some people collect shoes – I collect techie stuff, now mostly for my iPhone and iPad. I want to share some of these finds with you.
Most days I don’t need a keyboard with my iPad – but some days I’m going to be typing all day, whether at a conference or writing at length. Those times, I not only want a keyboard, I want one that’s big enough for MY fingers. Sadly, the iPad cases I’ve seen have built-in keyboards that are too small. On trips, I carry my Apple wireless keyboard along, but generally there’s not a convenient way to carry it. Now with the Touchtype case, it’s here.
The case is slim and easy to carry: it’s less than an inch thick (with the iPad and keyboard in it) and 8½x11½, so it’s actually smaller than the portfolio with yellow pad that I carried with me for years. It’s made of soft leather that feels good and looks good – I chose the Wild Espresso color. The cover becomes a stand, keeps the horizontal iPad at a perfect 65° angle and also supports it in Portrait mode. I found the apple iPad cover flimsy, while this one gives a sturdy supportfor pressing and flicking. The tab that supports the cover/stand is similar to a logo when closed. The actual Touchtype logo is hidden beneath the iPad.
Leather and elastic corner straps allow for easy removal of the iPad from the case. The cover is set up so that you can keep the iPad multidirectional – choose whether you want the Home button on the left or right, top or bottom. Don’t want to use the keyboard today? Just keep it in the case; the iPad is accessible for use as soon as you open the cover. The case fits all three iterations of the iPad.
Nice attention to quality – from the feel of the leather to the stitching (no loose threads!) to the black box inside the shopping box that protects the Touchtype case.