Well, this keyboard is specifically designed for the iPad Mini and is available with either black keys or white keys and costs $29.99.
If you use Coupon code "ipadminibluetoothboard" the price drops to $23.99 + $2.85 for shipping. Deal ends December 31, 2012.
Here are two (2) links to a Bluetooth keyboard from the iPad Mini:
Keyboard with Black Keys: Please Click Here
Keyboard with White Keys: Please Click Here
The MacUpdate Promo includes:
- Toast Titanium 11: Disk burning utility
- Printopia: Printer sharing tool
- Data Rescue 3: Data recovery utility
- FX Photo Studio Pro 2: Photo post-processing tool
- Fantastical: Calendar utility
- iStat Menus 3: System monitoring tool
- PhoneView 2: iPhone access and backup tool
- Concealer: Secure information storage tool
- EarthDesk 5: Dynamic desktop
- Mellel: Word processor
- Bookends 11: Reference management tool
Price: $29.99 (Suggested Retail but more inexpensive “on the street”)
UPDATE ON 3/31/2011: This Body Glove case fits both the original iPad and new iPad2
Pros: Excellent construction and smartly designed to provide protection for Apple’s iPad and allow for easy transport with built-in handles. Exterior compartment on the backside of the sleeve holds iPad USB-to-docking cable and AC-to-USB power adapter.
Cons: About the only “complaint” I have with the case is that the flowery design on the front is a tad on the feminine side for my taste but I wouldn’t shy away from this otherwise fantastic iPad sleeve because of that.
Comments: Personally, I’m not a big fan of any kind of laptop “sleeves”. Not because they don’t provide protection for the laptop, or in this case the iPad, while in a larger bag, backpack, or suitcase, but because they don’t seem very useful out of those environments. The neoprene material these sleeves are typically made from can be slick when transporting the item by hand. Body Glove, however, engineered this neoprene sleeve with built-in nylon handles and a felt-like interior so it’s easy to carry and neoprene exterior protects your iPad from life’s hard knocks and the felt interior protects the iPad’s glass display. The combination of these features allows this sleeve to be more versatile that the typical laptop sleeve and the Body Glove Iris Sleeve is more like an iPad carrying case than a sleeve. So if you’re looking for something more than an iPad sleeve but less than an iPad bag, please consider Body Glove’s Iris Sleeve for Apple’s iPad – you’ll be glad you did!
Pros: Fast and accurate voice recognition finally on the Macintosh!
Cons: High cost – nearly twice the cost of the Windows version. *Owners of MacSpeech Dictate v1.x are entitled to upgrade to Dragon Dictate for Mac for $49.99. Users must be patient and train the software before they should expect fast and accurate dictation results.Although editing can be done using one’s voice, the end-user probably will find that it’s easier to edit dictated text using his or her keyboard instead of using verbal commands.
- Intel-based Mac
- Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
- Internet connection required for product registration
- Nuance-approved USB microphone for Mac (included with new purchase)
Comments: Starting with this sentence, I am dictating this entire review using Nuance’s Dragon Dictate 2.0 for Mac OS X instead of typing it. I must say, that it works as well as the Dragon Dictation program for my iPhone. As a matter-of-fact, I think I might use this Mac application as much as I use my iPhone app with the same name. According to Nuance, people talk about three times faster than they can type and although I get tongue-twisted from time to time I can easily say that I can talk twice as fast as I can type! Additionally the nice thing about dictating to my Mac is that just as I can type by speaking to my Mac I can easily edit the same document with my voice instead of using the keyboard. For the purpose of this review, however, I am not editing any of this text at all so that you, Gentle Reader, can get a good idea of how accurate this program is.
Dragon Dictate for Mac allows you to easily create documents, e-mails, chats, Facebook postings, and more. Additionally, you can use DragonDictate for Mac to control applications on your Mac that you may already have. For example, you can say, “Open Microsoft Word” and Dragon Dictate will launch Microsoft Word automatically. At this point, you can open a new document and simply start dictating a letter a note or what have you simply by speaking into your microphone!
The program comes with a USB headset and you must spend about 20 minutes teaching Dragon Dictate how you typically speak so that it can learn how you pronounce words and your voice inflections. By doing this calibration, you’ll find that Dragon Dictate is fairly accurate. I can see using DragonDictate quite a bit to dictate e-mails and Word documents. The more I use this program, the more I like it! So if you prefer to speak to your Mac, instead of typing on it, considered Nuance’s Dragon Dictate for Mac OS X as it makes the tedious job of entering large amounts of information quickly, easily and accurately.
Price: $29.99 (Suggested Retail but more inexpensive “on the street”)
UPDATE ON 2/8/2011: This Body Glove case fits the Verizon version of the iPhone 4, too!
Pros: Excellent rotating, belt clip adapter for the iPhone 4. Ratcheting clip allows you to angle the phone on your hip in any position you find to be comfortable. The case also allows you to stand the iPhone in either portrait or landscape modes which is convenient for reading articles or watching videos. Rubberized outer case allows for a sure grip.
Cons: Rubberized case is prone to scuffing.
Comments: There’s a common expression that says, “Different Strokes for Different Folks.” Prior to the iPhone’s debut, I’ve always used some sort of phone case with a belt clip. Personally, I find that the belt clip allows easy access to my phone without cluttering my pants pockets or without forcing me to carry the phone in my hand.
For me, I’ve never liked iPhone cases that force the user to literally either carry the phone in his/her hand or place it in a pants pocket or in a purse. That, to me, is a recipe for disaster as I’m liable to set my phone down somewhere and then leave it behind which is simply not acceptable! Also, I have found that some silicone cases don’t allow for one to easily slip the phone in and out of a pants pocket due to the tackiness of the material. Additionally, I don’t like the idea of keys or coins coming in contact with my iPhone.
Fortunately for me, Body Glove has always released a swiveling belt clip case shortly after a new iPhone model debuts. With the introduction of the iPhone 4, it took a little while longer for Body Glove to introduce its iPhone 4-compatible swiveling belt clip case but it just went on sale. Once again, in my humble opinion, Body Glove has come out with the perfect iPhone 4 case.
The Body Glove iPhone 4 case features a hard plastic case with dimpled glove-like material around the front edges (the part closest to the screen) as well as along the back of the iPhone. The glove-like material provides an easy-to-grip material without that material being slippery or tacky feeling like a slip-on silicone case. The Body Glove designers provided ample clearance around the iPhone’s dock and speakers to allow for easy connections for charging/syncing. Additionally, there is space around the volume and ringer controls as well as the ear buds and power button for easy use. There is also space around the rear camera and flash so as not to inhibit photo taking.
One feature that has endeared me to the Body Glove case is that the swiveling belt clip mechanism is a separate piece from the actual back side of the case. This allows the case to flex somewhat without breaking like other iPhone cases I’ve had from other manufacturers. For those of you reading this review, you can also choose not to install the swiveling belt clip mechanism and, instead, replace it with a flat plug that matches the exterior of the case to allow you to carry the iPhone easily in your hand or in your pants pocket/purse. For me, however, the swiveling belt clip case is where this case shines. The belt clip has three (3) unique features: (1) It has a “kickstand” that pops out to allow you to position the iPhone either horizontally (see Belt Clip Stand View photo below) or vertically to make it convenient to watch movies on the iPhone or use the iPhone and (2) the release button for the belt clip is located on the bottom versus on the top of the clip which prevents the iPhone from disengaging from the clip accidentally if you were to bend over to pick something up and (3) a slot on the side where you can insert a coin and twist slightly to open the case to allow for easy cleaning of the iPhone and the inside of the case.
If you like for your iPhone to be securely nestled in a belt clipped case, there is no better case for you to buy than Body Glove’s iPhone case.
Belt Clip Stand View: