Cool gifts for geeks, 2011: Tablet accessories

Presenting the gems in portable entertainment.

By Network World Staff, Network World |  Unified Communications, gadgets, gift guide

Versavu Keyboard and Case for iPad 2, by Targus

This is a combination protective case plus Bluetooth keyboard, designed to fit the iPad 2 (other models may fit the older iPad). The unique feature with the Versavu is the case's ability to rotate the iPad when attached to the keyboard, which lets a user rotate into portrait mode if they want when typing up their emails, notes or other projects that require a keyboard. Most of the other iPad keyboards I've seen only allow for landscape orientation with their keyboards. The keyboard had a nice response to my typing, and I only made a few mistakes when touch-typing (for example, the apostrophe key was too close to the return/enter key).

The system comes with a USB charging cable for the battery on the keyboard, since power is required for the Bluetooth connection. There's an on/off switch that can save battery life as well. Overall, if you're looking for a nice combination of a protective carrying case that also includes a nice Bluetooth keyboard, this is a good option.

Cool Yule rating: 4 stars
Price: $100
Reviewed by Keith Shaw


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