A nice clamcase alternative!

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    It looks military! Here!
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    I saw one (made by Rocket Fish) at my local best buy and boy is that thing ugly. I think the best alternative to Clamcas is the Crux 360 Case for iPad
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    ill check it out! what do you think of the website?
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    that IS the rocketfish case. BAH that case sucks.
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    I think we just talked about this (except the iPad was shown in the vertical), and some (myself included) felt that it compromised the small size purpose of the iPad. What do you think makes it look "military?" It certainly isn't ruggedized!
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    this probably sounds stupid, but it looks like the bomb activators on call of duty!
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    Blech... yeah, I saw one of those and they are really ugly. Since everybody likes to bitch about anything that adds an ounce of weight to the iPad or any extra size, I can't believe anybody got this past focus groups and into production.
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    Assuming they actually focus-grouped it... To me, this is taking a huge step backwards, design-wise.
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    my clamcase hasnt arrived, so at the moment its probably the best keyboard case!
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    Didn't the Zaggmate keyboard case just win an award?
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    Ive used it. it was ok, just really clunky, feels really cheap and it looks pretty bad!
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    Weird. It won a CES 2011 Design and Engineering Innovations Award, 2011 MacWorld Best of Show, and Beatweek Magazine's Keyboard of the Year. It also seems pretty well-liked by the people that have purchased them on the forum. I've never handled one myself...
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    Speaking of Zaggmates, does anyone have a "discount code" for it? On the Zaggmate "checkout page" there is space to put a discount code in for some sort of deal. (sorry to hi-jack the thread)
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    Lol yes, yes it does!
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    Yeah it is what I am using now, it is a bit clunky but you get used to it and if I want to not use keybord I just take Ipad back out, it isnt hard to do. I do like it tho works really well.
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    Previously, on Zagg's website, you could sign up for their newsletter (it's a contest now) by clicking on the link at the bottom right of the screen. On your signup confirmation email, you would get a coupon code for a random discount between 20 and 50%.

    I'm not sure if they're still giving out coupon codes with this new iPad lucky draw promo, though, but it could be worth a try. Alternatively just Google "Zagg coupon code" and check out any of the coupon sites.
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    I use the zaggmate and desktop connect to remote into my work laptop which is in my office in a docking station. I work at various locations in my fire department throughout my day. I carry the little iPad now instead of the heavy dell laptop. the combo works vey well and the keyboard is just fine for my needs. the biggest shortcoming for me is no print screen key which i tend to use a lot. the zaggmate is totally adequate and i am using it every day. it's not like a full computer keyboard, but it is much better than the screen keyboard on the iPad when working with a document.
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    They aren't. I asked when I ordered mine yesterday and was told that the Zaggmate no longer qualifies. Thanks for the report though.
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    Red, I am curious about your set-up because it sounds ideal. We can take this off-thread if you prefer, but I'd like to hear all about it one way or another. Thanks, Tom
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    I have a case like the kensington case (leather with flap and keyboard integrated) and it works well for traveling. I just like having everything in one piece, so the Zaggmate iis really unappealing to me. I like being able to just flip it open and use it like an iPad when I need to, but easily being able to set it on the desk with the keyboard ready when I need it that way. I'm really pleased with the other options which are coming out lately, so that is a good thing.

    I use Logmein to connect to my desktop and access things that way. There are a couple other options, but I've been using Logmein for years and really like it. I use it from my iPad as well as from my G2.

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