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If you are a serious iPad 2 user then the Padacs Rubata 2 may be just the type of accessory you need. This magnetic tablet keyboard case incorporates a Bluetooth keyboard for offering you a more comfortable and efficient way to create word documents, emails, surf the net, and/or play games.

Editor's Rating 

The Rubata 2 is one of two tablet keyboard cases that Padacs has created in order to make long proactive sessions with your iPad 2 a whole lot easier. While the other, the Toccata 2 incorporates a keyboard made of silicone gel, this particular model utilizes a traditional plastic hard-shell keyboard that is also compatible with Bluetooth enabled devices running Windows, MAC, or Linux, with a working distance up to 10 meters. If you do not know how to connect Bluetooth devices, the package includes an instructional booklet with an easy to follow step-by-step procedure to help you set it up. This keyboard offers you a bit more function than the Toccata 2’s does, consisting of 83 keys, 17 of which are dedicated to specific functions of the iPad 2. Its lithium battery allows for 90 hours of uninterrupted use between charges, with a charging time of 4-4.5 hours (pin connecting charger included). With the Rubata 2, you have two different viewing angles in stand mode , but I found the bezel frame does not fit very secure in either groove causing the display to shake and wobble a bit. If you need a tablet keyboard case to use on a commuter train or plane, then I think the Toccata 2 is the better choice; it has only one display angle, but the design is more stable.

Pros

  • 90 hour battery 17 shortcut keys
  • Weighted keys for comfort typing
  • Soft, water resistant faux-leather

            Overall: OKAY

            The Robata 2 performs slightly better than its sibling the Toccata 2. Ultimately, we think Padacs keyboard cases are a best case scenario for those who want to do serious work with iPad2 or iPad3, without impacting their budget in a serious manner.

            Features

            • Works with Apple iPad2 and new Apple iPad3
            • Soft-touch, water-resistant PU leather exterior with natural grain effect
            • Faux-leather bezel with micro-suede lining
            • Cutouts for rear-camera, audio-jack, hold/volume buttons and charging port
            • Magnetic closure
            • 60° and 70° viewing angles
            • Hard plastic shell keyboard
            • QWERTY format with 83 keys, including 17 shortcut keys
            • Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity
            • Working distance up to 10 meters
            • Built-in lithium battery with up to 90 hours use between charges
            • Charging time: 4-4.5 hours
            • Battery life: 3 years
            • Key strength: 80 +/- 10g
            • Key life: 500 million
            • Operating temperature: -20°C to 55°C / Humidity: 20% to 50%
            • Storage temperature: -40°C to 70°C
            • Built-in power management software
            • Includes USB charging cable

                          Specifications

                          Tablet Apple iPad 2
                          Style Folio, Keyboard
                          Brand Padacs
                          Function Business
                          Price Great Value $40-$79
                          Dimensions 7.9 x 1.02 x 9.8 (WDH)
                          Exterior Material Faux-Leather
                          Closure Flap, Magnetic
                          Features Button Cutouts ,Port Cutouts ,Speaker Grill,Bluetooth ,Stand Feature

                           

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