I’ve been wanting to get a wireless keyboard case for my iPad 2 for a while now, but everywhere I looked they were just too expensive for something I just wasn’t “in love” with. But, when we were in Office Depot the other day I happened to see the Hello Kitty section(small, but enough to satisfy my girly Hello Kitty freak side) and of course I had to take a gander. And, obviously, I found the keyboard case and well…I just had to have it, and it was $50. Nearly half the price of some of the keyboards I’ve seen in places like Best Buy.
To the Review
The box for the case is, well, pretty much everything you’d expect out of a Hello Kitty product container. It doesn’t give you much information about the case, but I suppose that, being a pretty easy to use and limited functionality item, a lot of info boxes isn’t necessary. It simply has a small info box on the back with these few bullets:
- Protective Slim lined Leather Case for the iPad with keyboard Built-in
- Spill-Proof Keyboard
- Compatible with iPad 2 & 3rd Gen.
On the front there’s a flap that opens up to display the case in the box (I didn’t realize this was there until after my photo shoot… v.v ). The only thing that one could consider an “instruction manual” that was included was a small slip of paper with the basic instructions on how to turn it on, connect it to the iPad, and charging it(which, by the way, it came with it’s own black charging cord that plugs into any USB charger adapter). Again, it’s really no big deal because the only reason anyone would buy this is because it’s a bluetooth keyboard…or if they collect everything Hello Kitty regardless of wether or not they can use the item. I have to say, I am in love with it. The keyboard is basically a silicone surface, so when the case is folded up the iPad’s screen doesn’t get scratched. This is a particularly good thing, because I never bothered to put a screen protector on my iPad simply because I knew I would always be super careful with it and I had gotten the Smart Cover(pink, of course) right along with it. So whenever I wasn’t using it, even to walk away from it for a second, on went the Smart Cover. Call me a bad iPad parent, but I’ve just never needed a protector and the screen is still very nice looking.
The iPad is held securely in place on all sides, and it’s easy to get in or take out. I’m fairly sure though, that with most thick cases, taking pictures with the iPad won’t be all that great simply because you’ll probably end up with the case in the way. But on second thought, who uses their iPad to take photos anyways? Especially with the crappy ones on the iPad 2. I honestly can’t think of anything bad to say about the case, it’s sturdy and seems to be well made. Wether it’s “spill proof” as it claims to be…well I’m not about to pour a glass of water on my case, iPad inside or not.