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Kensington Black Keyboard Case for The New iPad and  iPad 2 Model K39512US
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Pretty good, with some minor issues 05/21/2012

This review is from: Kensington Black Keyboard Case for The New iPad and iPad 2 Model K39512US

Pros: The keyboard works great and the battery life for the keyboard seems to be excellent. It has an automatic shut off feature that helps you out if you forget to shut it off. Typing is a bit clumsy, especially the shift key on the right side that tends to have you hitting adjacent keys... That can cause some unintended full line deletes if you're not careful... But that's what the "command Z" (undo) is for. I really like the fact that the keyboard is magnetic and easily removable. I take it out when I don't need it and it makes the case more user friendly for angled viewing. Overall it's much more efficient for the "touch" typist than the touch screen is. I just need that tactile feel when typing and this keyboard provides that.

Cons: I can tell that this case was originally designed for the iPad 2. The iPad 3 really does not fit all that well and the camera hole is off by as much as 1/8". That's enough to cause problems if you actually want to use the camera. Heat has also been a problem (just once) when I had the ipad (black) in the sun while keeping score at my son's ball game last weekend. I had to pull the iPad out and let it cool off for a few minutes before it would turn back on. This is an inherent problem with any padded case like this. The iPad 3 obviously generated enough heat with the sun that it became a problem. The white iPad is probably less susceptible to this problem but it's something to keep in mind when looking for a case. I will likely get a different case for summer ball games... One that lets the unit ventilate better than this one does. The iPad did cool off very quickly once I pulled it out and let it get some air... I was back in business within 3 minutes.

Other Thoughts: I think Kensington needs to do something about the camera hole and make it a bit bigger so it doesn't interfere with the iPad 3. The iPad 3 is enough thicker than the second gen model that it doesn't fit as well as it should. They're advertising that the case works for both, which it does but really it's not a great fit for the new gen iPad. The case does the job but you certainly wouldn't want to drop it. The edge of the iPad is exposed enough that it would damage it if it were to be dropped on the edge.

eForCity Three Clear LCD Screen Protector Cover Guard Film Shields with Lint-free Cleaning Cloth Compatible with BlackBerry Torch 9850 / 9860
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works exactly as described. Easy to stick on and you won't know it's there without looking closely.

Cons: The edges are starting to show after some time but it's hanging in there and doing its job well.

Other Thoughts: Can't go wrong with these covers for this phone.

Fosmon Premium Quality Anti-Glare (Matte) Screen Protector Film for Apple The new iPad 2012 / Apple iPad 2 (2nd Generation) - 3 Pack
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Definitely does what it is designed to do - Protect the glass and reduce glare

Cons: Does not work with the iPad 3 at all. Unfortunately I could not deal with the incredibly reduced quality of the screen. The retina display actually generates a very dithered look due to the fine pixels and the RGB color mottling is very noticeable... To the point where I finally just pulled the thing off the screen and it is no longer being used. I hate the glare, but I can't deal withe the bad color quality and blurriness that this screen cover caused.

Other Thoughts: I've since read similar reviews from iPad 2 owners about the anti glare covers so it doesn't seem to be limited to the retina display. I suspect it's worse with the retina display due to the fact that the pixels are so small that they mix with the anti-glare even worse than an iPad 2 would.


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Display Name: Corey C.

Date Joined: 02/14/02

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