Most of the time, when we see iPad keyboards, we see large Bluetooth accessories or keyboards integrated into cases that make the iPad into a mini laptop. The iKeyboard does not represent most of the time, but we’re not so sure that’s a good thing.
The iKeyboard is a very simple device. In fact, calling it a device would be suggesting we have something that is technology fueled – that would be incorrect. The iKeyboard is an overlay for your iPad with depressed keys lined with a thin film to provide touch typing for users. The thin film is transparent, so when you toggle the iPad keyboard to numbers mode, the iKeyboard won’t become a nuisance. Being that there are no electronic parts at work, it’s also very light and thin, though you’ll still need to remove it if you have a tight-fitting case for your iPad.
There certainly are benefits to touch-typing being available for the iPad – taking notes in a lecture or a meeting suddenly becomes a whole lot more feasible, for example. It remains to be seen if the iKeyboard is that solution, though. According to a very brief update from Gizmodo back in December, the iKeyboard was less than impressive in practice. For those interested, the iKeyboard will sell for $35.