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Buying Guide: iPad keyboards (2011)

For serious typing sessions (or if you just can't get the hang of the iPad's onscreen keyboard), an external keyboard is a great iPad accessory. Here's our guide to the different types, along with recommendations for each.

Dragon Express 1.0: An inexpensive way to discover speech recognition

Dragon Express provides a handy, easy-to-use way to dictate occasional texts and transfer them to your applications

Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 for Mac

Logitech’s latest Mac keyboard deserves kudos for its Mac-centric design and functionality, easy setup, and very good keys. In a well-lit office, the K750’s battery takes advantage of that ambient light to maintain a full charge.

Macessity KiiPad

For using an external keyboard with your iPad on your desk or at a counter, the KiiPad stands out for its solid-steel construction, super-stable cradle, and stow-the-keyboard design. Provided you aren't bothered by its low-to-the-desk viewing position, it's a nice option for those who frequently use an external keyboard with an iPad.

Scroll Reverser 1.4.2

Scroll Reverser lets you reverse Lion's scrolling by the type of device (trackpad, mouse, or tablet), as well as for just horizontal or just vertical scrolling.

DwellClick 2.0

DwellClick allows you to navigate your Mac with your mouse without clicking. It works surprisingly well.

Canon imageFormula P-150

If you’re in the market for a portable USB document scanner, or just one that requires minimal desktop space, the Canon imageFormula P-150M should definitely be on your short list.

Palua 1.0

Palua is a simple utility that lets you toggle F-key functionality on the fly.

Drawing on the iPad: 12 touchscreen styluses reviewed

Steve Jobs may hate the idea of using a stylus on his touchscreen devices, but there are times an intermediary accessory just works better than your fingertip. We've tested several of the stylus offerings on the market and gathered our results together for an old-fashioned review roundup.

Mobee Magic Charger

The Magic Charger is an inductive charger that works with the Mobee Battery Pack. With the Battery Pack in the Magic Mouse, you place the Magic Mouse on the Magic Charger, and the Battery Pack gets recharged.

Remote Conductor for iPad

This versatile app turns your iPad into a trackpad, while also allowing you to launch and switch between applications on your computer.

Twelve South MagicWand

The MagicWand lets your Apple Wireless Keyboard and Magic Trackpad come together as one.

Zaggmate iPad Case with Keyboard

If you're considering an iPad keyboard case, the Zaggmate iPad Case with Keyboard is a unique option that offers a much better experience than the iPad’s onscreen keyboard when you need to do serious typing. However, the Zaggmate's keys are small and cramped, it doesn’t offer the all-over protection of most other keyboard cases, and its metal edges require good typing form.