The Washington Times - June 21, 2011, 10:53AM

It seems a bit retro — a case that converts an Apple iPad 2 into the functional equivalent of a netbook. But, ya, know, this kinda grows on you.

Here’s the official announcement from Hollywood, California-based Clam Case:


ClamCase® announces the ClamCase for iPad® 2: The second-generation of its breakthrough all-in-one keyboard, case and stand for Apple® iPad is available now. …

ClamCase products offer an incredibly practical solution for those who have experienced the magic of the Apple iPad, and are looking to take their device to the next level. ClamCase is the only tablet case on the market today that not only enhances the mobility of the iPad with a highly functional keyboard and durable hard-cover case, but also maintains the freedom of the tablet design with its patent-pending 360[-degree] hinge.

ClamCase for iPad 2 will continue to include the Bluetooth® “Easy Sync” system, and a long battery life (with over 100 days of standby). The new hard shell case now includes cutouts,which expose the back camera and built-in iPad speakers, and is available in both black and white models.

ClamCase, a consumer electronics design company based in Hollywood, California, manufacturers and distributes the worlds most popular tablet keyboard cases and peripheraldevices. ClamCase® products are in high demand worldwide for their desirable features andability to enhance FaceTime®, Facebook®, YouTube®, Netflix®, online gaming, endless apps,and web surfing. ClamCase products protect the iPad investment, while greatly increasing mobility and productivity.

The ClamCase for iPad 2 is now available for order through the ClamCase online store. For more information, please visit or call 800-939-0335.

I haven’t seen the product yet, so I can’t speak to its bona fides, but it is an intriguing idea, and one of the few such available for the iPad 2 right now. This might be worth investigating.