Crux Loaded Case by CruxCase Turns Your iPad Into a Laptop

 - Jun 3, 2011
References: cruxcase & mashable
The Crux Loaded Case by CruxCase is a hard clamshell case that essentially turns your iPad into a laptop computer. The left side of the case accommodates your tablet, while the right side boasts a keyboard and multitouch trackpad. Bluetooth technology connects the iPad with its neighboring peripherals, and an embedded external battery prevents them from affecting your iPad's battery life.

Although the Crux Loaded Case won't be available until this fall -- a detail that, as Mashable points out, gives Apple plenty of time to alter the way in which Bluetooth works on the iPad -- it's a promising addition to the growing market of clamshell iPad cases that solve the tablet's keyboard issues. Perhaps Apple will take a page from CruxCase and release its own native case with similar functionality.