The folks at Cooper Cases are apparently quite proud of this tablet folio case: After all, it’s described as both “Infinite” and “Universal” in its lofty name. And in a few aspects, Cooper’s pride may be justified. Unfortunately, too many generic features (including the look) detract from the overall product.
Padacs Apple iPad 2 Toccata 2 Keyboard Folio Case
You’re addicted to the iPad 2, which is why you need an easier and more secure way to do more proactive work with your newest vice. The Padacs Toccata 2 incorporates a Bluetooth keyboard made of silicone gel material that is resistant to dirt, dust and liquid spills, so you can enjoy your other favorite vices like coffee, cigarettes, donuts, etc while consumed with your gadget.
- Dust & water resistant silicon keyboard
- Removable keyboard with 13 shortcut keys
- Up to 90 hour battery life
- Very bulky case design
- Only one display angle
- No cutout for the speaker grill
- Silicon keys lack touch-sensitivity
With the serious iPad 2 user in mind, Padacs has designed the Toccata 2 for turning your device into a laptop computer. Made entirely of synthetic materials, this tablet keyboard case is just as thick as my iBook G4, but more compact, lighter and easier to transport. Its removable Bluetooth silicone keyboard is ideal for processing word documents, emails, surf the net, play games, or anything to preserve your device’s screen touch-sensitivity. The smaller size and smooth, soft touch of the silicone gel type-pad may take some time to grow accustomed to, but well worth your patience for something that proves more resilient than the standard plastic hard-shell keys.
- Works with Apple iPad 2 and new Apple iPad 3
- Water-resistant PU leather exterior
- Faux-leather bezel with micro-suede lining
- Cutouts for rear-camera, audio-jack, hold/volume buttons and charging port
- Magnetic closure
- 65° viewing angle
- Silicone keyboard is dust-proof, waterproof, anti-polluting and anti-acid
- Removable keyboard design with Velcro backing
- QWERTY format with 76 keys, including 13 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
I wish it offered more than just one display angle, but I do like the soft feel of the silicone keyboard. Silent key strokes can ensure others are not disturbed in the lecture hall, boardroom, or in the café. Speaking of silence, you’ll probably want to use your headphones since there is no cutout for the iPad 2 speaker grill.
Strong-acting magnets in the cover keep it securely closed during transport. No need to worry about dirt, dust, food crumbs, or liquid spills falling through cracks and potentially harming the function of the keys.
The silicon keyboard is pretty generic stuff, but with a key life of 500 million hits and a lithium battery life of 3 years, the Toccata 2 may actually last longer than your device.
At $54.95, the Toccata 2 is on par with the average cost for similar keyboard case quality, making it a mediocre value for the function provided.
The Toccata2 the best case scenario for those who want to do serious work with iPad2 or iPad3, without impacting their budget in a serious manner.
"Affordable iPad 2 Keyboard Case "
And you know what? There’s nothing wrong with Toccata 2 Case – it’s good and what’s best – really cheap. Where else can you get a keyboard case for $50 something? Plus, this one sports additional “hot keys” for main iPad functions; built-in magnets to keep it firmly closed, and stand functions. Don’t hesitate, folks.