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Solar-Powered iPad Case & Keyboard Now Available from Logitech

A solar-powered iPad case from Logitech has been announced by Logitech.

Mashable noticed the iPad case on Best Buy’s website before it was even announced.

“Unfortunately, the case doesn’t seem to power the iPad, only the keyboard,” Mashable noted. “However, that too is an improvement over most keyboard-bearing tablet cases, whose batteries can run out fairly quickly.”

The Logitech® Solar Keyboard Folio is for the new, third-generation iPad and the iPad 2, the company has stated. Summarizing, it is an “ultra-slim, book-style case and keyboard.”

Here’s more info from the company:

Similar to Logitech’s solar keyboards for Mac® and PC, the Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio includes onboard solar cells that charge the built-in Bluetooth® keyboard in any light, whether indoors or outdoors. When fully charged, the battery lasts for up to two years, even in complete darkness (based on a average use of two hours per day)….

The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio has two stand positions, so when you want to use your iPad you can choose the viewing angle that’s best for you. Open the folio and place your iPad in the first position to enjoy the full keyboard when you’re typing. Place your iPad in the second position and the first keyboard row acts as your one-touch media playback and volume controls, so you can play, pause and change volume instantly.

The folio also has an instant On/Off function, which means your iPad automatically wakes when you open the folio and goes on standby when you close it.

The suggested retail price for the Solar Keyboard Folio is $129.99.

Sources: Mashable & Logitech

 
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