Keyboard cases for the iPad are great, but who wants to worry about another device to charge? That’s where Logitech’s Solar Keyboard Folio case comes in. From what we can tell, this keyboard case uses the same solar charging technology featured in Logitech’s Wireless Solar Keyboard 750 that charges the device in all types of light, including ambient light in an office.
That’s a big improvement over traditional Bluetooth keyboard iPad cases, which require heavy batteries that are quickly sucked dry. While we don’t have specifics about the Solar Keyboard Folio other than the FCC picture above, we’d assume that Logitech will be able to make this device slimmer and lighter than existing keyboard cases out there.
ZAGG’s Bluetooth Keyboard Case for Apple’s original iPad won accolades for its sleek aluminum design, and today the company passed a new version of the case for the iPad 2 through the FCC, pictured above. The case is manufactured by Logitech, and won FCC approval for its Bluetooth capabilities.
The iPad 2 Keyboard Case is similar to ZAGG’s original case. However, the iPad 2 case features a magnetic wake sensor that automatically wakes the iPad 2 when its removed from the case. The case is made of aluminum, and has a stand that can prop up the iPad 2 at a variety of angles.
You can purchase ZAGG’s iPad 2 Keyboard Case for $100 directly from the company. Orders placed through ZAGG are expected to ship in 1 to 2 days.
We’ve seen a number of horizontal sliding keyboard cases for the iPhone 4, but what if you want a more BlackBerry-ish form factor? Enter the YVP-V1 case from Shenzhen Ctech Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., which passed through the FCC today.
The YVP-V1 attaches to the iPhone 4 like a regular case. But on the back of the YVP-V1 is a Bluetooth keyboard that slides up and down vertically. This provides users with a BlackBerry-like chicklet keyboard that emerges from beneath the iPhone 4’s home button.
The YVP-V1 case has a rechargeable 500 mAh battery that charges via microUSB cable. The case has a standby life of 45 days and takes 4 hours to recharge.
It’s not clear when the YVP-V1 will make its way to the United States, but we’re guessing that the case will be rebranded before it crosses the Pacific. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.