The Magic Keyboard from Apple is uber expensive, but also the best solution for making your iPad function more like a laptop. It does, however, have two shortfalls:

  1. It provides very little protection to your iPad.
  2. In order to return the iPad back to tablet mode, you have to ditch the keyboard all together – leaving your iPad entirely naked.

I’ve found an interesting solution. Pitaka makes a super slim carbon fiber case that allows your tablet to be covered while in or out of the magic keyboard. On top of that, it adds wireless charging by way of pretty strong magnets. And with that, you can use Pitaka’s iPad stand for desktop applications.

I haven’t tried these products yet, but I’m tempted…