iPad Keyboards For Apple Gadgets
Made For iOS - Wireless BlueTooth & iPad Dock KeyboardsApple offers it's own iPad 30-pin Dock Keyboard as one of the basic accessories they provide. The Apple iPad Keyboard Dock combines a docking stand with a compact, full-sized keyboard. However, because an Apple iPad tablet comes with Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR built-in, you can connect to devices like wireless BT headphones, speakers, or Bluetooth keyboards for more versatility.
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|Logitech iOS Keyboard
Case Folds Into iPad Stand
|Targus iPad Travel Kybd
iPad Specific Function Keys
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FaceTime Camera Openings
|Flexible Bluetooth Keyboard||Apple Docking Keyboard||Mini Bluetooth Keyboard|
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Recharge via USB
|Apple Dock Keyboard
|iPad or iPhone|
Helpful iPad Specific Control KeysThis video gives a quick overview of the unique keytops and functions the Apple iPad can take advantage of. Home, Search, Screen-Lock and Media playback function keys among them:
Bluetooth vs Docking Keyboard For iPadDeciding on whick type of keyboard is right for you and your iPad tablet use is made alot easier by this great article at MacWorld.com. Lots of good insights on the differences between Apple's iPad keyboard offerings.
Bluetooth Keyboard For iPad OptionsThe Apple iPad's support for Bluetooth will open an interesting range of wireless key input options - from mini to full size. Ideally you want iOS specific dedicated function keys. While you can use any Bluetooth keyboard you want, you may have a struggle figuring out how to use certain functions.
Most Bluetooth keyboards will wake the screen directly. But with an Apple wireless keyboard - you can also set the screen brightness, adjust volume, and skip and pause iPod playback. Do note that after you connect to an available Bluetooth keyboard, you'll have to power the keyboard off in order to be able to bring up a virtual keyboard again. Do be aware Apple doesn't support printers or other Bluetooth profiles which it potentially could, outside of Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
Apple Wireless Keyboard
For Mac or iPad-iPhone-Touch
Using USB Keyboards With An iPadThe'Camera Connection Kit' Apple released is a bit more versatile than many initally thought. Because it comes with an iPad Dock to USB connector (as well as an SD Card Dock) - The kit will support a USB keyboard on the iPad if done through a *POWERED* USB hub. Otherwise, USB keyboards draw too much power for the iPad to support. You can also use a powered Hub to transfer photos from a portable USB 2.0 hard disk. Others reports USB headsets and microphones work for Skype, audio and VOIP uses.
Apple Camera Connection Kit
Additional USB Keyboard Support
Using USB devices other than digital cameras aren't 'officially' supported by Apple. But read this MacWorld article about the iPad Connection Kit, and check-out this interesting video from YouTube: