Engadget features a really cool looking iPad case from Crux today, which might just be the best way yet to turn your iPad into a laptop, should you so desire. The Crux Loaded clamshell case comes complete with a keyboard as well as a remote-Bluetooth trackpad and an additional external battery. According to Cruz, the remote trackpad enables you to control your iPadís screen using all the same multi-touch functions currently available on iOS, such as scrolling pages, resizing pictures and playing games, and all without having to touch the iPadís screen.
The Crux Loadedís additional external battery is housed in the caseís base, and when connected to your iPad via the 30-pin Apple cord it will extend its battery life by approximately 7.5 hours between charges.
The case will be available from the Crux website (see link below) in Fall 2011, and will set you back a rather hefty $249.00.
Source: Crux Loaded case almost turns your iPad into a laptop for $250 -- Engadget, Crux Case Ė Crux Loaded