It took just 28 days for Apple to sell 1 million iPads, and users have already downloaded 12 million apps and 1.5 million books from Apple’s online iBookstore. Still, one of the most anticipated accessories for the device—the keyboard/stand/protective cover called the ClamCase—won’t hit stores until the fall.
The case attaches to an iPad using a 360-degree torque hinge that allows it to open and close like a book. It can also be used horizontally to prop the iPad up like a digital photo frame or small-screen TV and, when closed, the ClamCase protects the iPad’s 9.7-inch display.
The case also turns the iPad into a laptop-like device, thanks to a Bluetooth-enabled keyboard. And the keyboard isn’t just iPad friendly: It can be used with other Bluetooth-compatible devices, including Playstation3 and TiVo. The accessory is expected to cost between $99 and $129. clamcase.com.