Adding a Bluetooth keyboard to the iPad transforms the tablet into a work friendly device.  Toss in a trackpad and we’re looking at a touchscreen netbook with a 10 hour battery life that can probably compete with the best of them.

What are we talking about?  Crux’s latest case, the Crux Loaded.  Much like the first Crux case, the Crux 360, it incorporates a Bluetooth keyboard and a protective case that mounts the screen in a landscape format.  But in this iteration they’ve added a Bluetooth mouse trackpad.  How the trackpad will interact with Apple’s iOS is just about anyone’s guess, but Crux does make mention that it could be useful when accessing a PC via remote login, and we’d have to agree.  An additional battery is also included in the setup, adding 7.5 hours of run time to the tablet device.

The catch?  It costs a pain inducing $249.


Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."