Sure, the iPad’s software keyboard is great for typing short messages or brief notes, but most people would agree that for longer work, it’s a lot more preferable to have a hardware keyboard to type on. I personally really like the iPad keyboard and have managed to build up my speed quite nicely with it, but it just cannot compare to a hardware keyboard when working quickly. If software keyboards were better, companies like Apple would already be producing touch-screen key slabs for their lines of desktop computers. But they aren’t, because physical feedback provides a much better interface, and that’s why the clam case designs for the iPad have become so widespread recently.
The ClamCase guys have been around for a while now, and I have to say I’ve been a big fan of it in the past. Now, though, the designers have taken my desire to a whole knew level by designing a ClamCase that looks like it’s stepped straight out of the Star Wars universe and onto a desk. The Trooper case brings all the glossy black and white brilliance of a Storm Trooper to what is, effectively, a laptop casing for the iPad. We must clarify, however, that the Trooper case is, for legal reasons, totally not a Storm Trooper. While the design is familiar, and the logo is almost asking for a good suing, there is no relation between the two.
The design is fantastic thanks to the glossy white polycarbonate with black highlights, and while it will set you back $149 and isn’t yet available outside of the US, we cannot help but love this adorable little piece of cannon fodder.
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