The Apple iPad is a nice and portable device for surfing the web, playing games, watching videos, and even sending and receiving email. The on-screen keyboard is surprisingly usable, and you can kind of sort of touch-type on it — provided you position the tablet perfectly so that you can see and touch the screen comfortably without straining your neck. But if you want to get some serious writing done, you might want an external keyboard.
Several companies have started bringing keyboard cases to market recently. These are basically protective cases with Bluetooth keyboards built in. Unfortunately most of the ones I’ve seen seem to be rebranded versions of the same exact case, from companies including Kensington and Brando. And while I was kind of impressed when I first saw the case, users have reported that the keys are too squishy, making the keyboard difficult to use.
The Adonit Writer, on the other hand, looks a bit different. Like the others, the Writer combines a Bluetooth keyboard and a protective cover. But the keyboard is adjustable, and while it’s a bit tricky to tell for certain, the keys look much sturdier than than the membrane-style keyboard found in other models.
Engadget reports that the Adonit Writer will be available by Christmas for about $120.