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The Clamcase is innovative if nothing else, and straddles the line between “super cool” and “just get a netbook.” It’s supposed to appear later this year, and the Clamcase is essentially a Bluetooth keyboard turned into a case/stand for the iPad. No word on pricing yet.

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The Clamcase is innovative if nothing else, and straddles the line between “super cool” and “just get a netbook.” It’s supposed to appear later this year, and the Clamcase is essentially a Bluetooth keyboard turned into a case/stand for the iPad. The photos and video show it to work in either slate or notebook mode as desired, but I suspect the weight of the Clamcase will play a big role determining how useful it really is.

There’s no word on pricing either, but from the looks of the Clamcase it’s a safe bet it won’t be cheap. It’s a cool revival of the hybrid tablet we haven’t seen since the HP tc1100 days. There is something patently useful with a screen that can be detached from the keyboard for use as a slate.

(MacRumors via GottaBeMobile)

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  1. That is exactly what I expected Apple would do when they first announced iPad. There is a question regarding the stability of the device when in “netbook” mode – the keyboard must me quite heavy to prevent the whole thing from flipping over. It could be a good opportunity to include a battery “layer” and maybe some of those extra ports that come as accessories…

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  2. I like the concept, I don’t know if it will really take off. The 1.5 Lbs does not need any weight added to it.

    Recently having purchased the Apple iPad Dock/Keyboard (might go back) I have a view that people are missing the point. Example, the Apple dock is only portrait, this one is only landscape. I want something for my desk that supports both. On the go I only need the iPad, otherwise I can just take the laptop.

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