iPad Gains Keyboard from Kensington

Accessory maker Kensington has debuted the KeyFolio, essentially an iPad case with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard. The $99 accessory is slated to debut by the end of the October, the company said.

The KeyFolio offers some handy features, such as iPad-specific keys to access functions (such as home, etc.) and a stand that allows you to use your device much like a laptop. The battery within the keyboard itself must be charged; Kensington says it would last through about 90 hours of use before needing another charge.

It's not too heavy -- it only adds another pound or so to the overall weight. The keyboard is a tad small, think of it as close to netbook size -- a bit larger maybe, but still comfortable to type on.

If you're worried about the keys scratching the screen itself, don't. This is because the keyboard itself is rubberized -- a good feature too just in case you spill that cup of coffee on it early in the morning.

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