Attach a keyboard to your iPad with Incase Origami Workstation

Incase Origami Workstation

I find that the iPad’s on-screen keyboard is pretty limiting if you want to get any work done. There are at least three Kickstarter projects that I know of to address this issue, but none of their products are available yet. In the meantime, there are a number of combination keyboard and cases available, but they tend to be bulky and expensive.

So the folks at Incase have come up with an inexpensive alternative for people who already have an Apple Wireless Keyboard. The Incase Origami Workstation is designed to be a case for the Apple keyboard, which opens up into a simple stand for an iPad.

The name makes this case sound like more than it is. It’s made of a thin, stiff material with a grippable rubbery surface. It’s scored to fold into a prop-up stand, and in another position, as a cover for the keyboard. Both positions are held with Velcro fasteners. It also has a plastic holder for the keyboard. In all, it only weighs a couple of ounces, but it does what it’s designed to do.

Note that this is a case for the keyboard, not for the iPad, so you’ll be carrying around your iPad and your keyboard separately. But if you already have an extra Apple Wireless Keyboard, and you don’t want to spend the extra money for a case with a built-in keyboard, you might want to give the Incase Origami Workstation a try. It retails for $29.95 and is available online and at Apple Stores.

You're subscribed! If you like, you can update your settings


Comments have been disabled for this post