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CruxSKUNK Case Turns Your iPad Into a Laptop

Last month, idevice accessory maker CruxCase launched its CruxSKUNK project on Kickstarter. Although there are plenty of other iPad keyboard accessories out on the market, none of them get the job done quite like the CruxSkunk. If you want a MacBook Air for the price of an iPad, this is about as close as you can get.

Like the dozens of other keyboards available, the CruxSkunk lets you dock your iPad and type away on its physical keyboard. The big difference that sets this one apart from its competition is its seamless integration and slick design. At its thickest point, the case measures 19mm making the iPad-laptop just a couple millimeters thicker than a MacBook Air.

Additionally, the device features a patent-pending 360 degree hinge that lets you view and use your iPad in more configurations than you can imagine. With 20 days left to go, the project has already achieved more than double its funding goal of $90,000. Early backers who pledge $155 or more can reserve their own case along with a leather sleeve. The device is expected to ship sometime in December, so head on over to the Kickstarter page for more renders or to pre-order your own.

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  • thecolorblue
    marketeering crapola at its finest
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  • house70
    Asus Transformer, is that you?
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  • master_chen
    There is no hope for humanity, after all...
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  • dustmite
    News flash! They're called laptops!

    If you need a keyboard for your iPad, guess what? You don't want an iPad. I wonder how long it will take for consumers to make educated decisions when buying electronics.
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  • john_4
    Looks really nice but the haters will be out on this, that is of unless this was a Windows machine then it would be all the rave.
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  • master_chen
    9402799 said:
    unless this was a Windows machine then it would be all the rave.
    1. No it wouldn't.
    2. You are stupid.
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  • alidan
    john_4Looks really nice but the haters will be out on this, that is of unless this was a Windows machine then it would be all the rave.
    i personally like it, but even if it was windows or android, most of them would face palm at this is a tablet that is being put into in laptop case, they will see it as stupid.

    i like it for screen protecting,
    i like it for always haveing a keyboard attached, and something to hold the tablet, not set the tablet you set the tablet on
    and it looks like it can fold back all the way so the tablet as a tablet is easy to use.

    what people who complain about this is because you spend in this case 600$ for a tablet and put it in a laptop case, but they arent realizing that a tablet has apps for it that will never go on a computer, and just because you have a tablet doesnt mean you like useing the crap taststic keyboard.

    this would be a god send to anyone who really replaced their pc with a tablet.
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  • runswindows95
    Personally, I would never replace my PC with a tablet. If I'm going to spend $600 on portable hardware, I rather have a 15.6" laptop versus a 10" tablet. There are some things you can't do on a tablet than you can do on a PC. Also, the majority of apps for a tablet are available for a PC one way or another. The only ones you would never want to install on a PC are the ones designed for specific sites, such as for banks or Facebook.
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  • alidan
    runswindows95Personally, I would never replace my PC with a tablet. If I'm going to spend $600 on portable hardware, I rather have a 15.6" laptop versus a 10" tablet. There are some things you can't do on a tablet than you can do on a PC. Also, the majority of apps for a tablet are available for a PC one way or another. The only ones you would never want to install on a PC are the ones designed for specific sites, such as for banks or Facebook.
    lets say that this came to a 200$ or less tablet, would you be willing to go with this at about 300-350$ or get a 300-350$ notebook?

    for me that would be a tossup, because at the 300-350 range i think a tablet would have more features than a notebook
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  • runswindows95
    Notebook. Also, there's no way a tablet would have more features than a PC. Can a tablet play a DVD? Nope. Can I install the OS I choose on a tablet? Nope. Can I install Microsoft Office on a tablet? Nope. Can a tablet store 100GB's of data? Nope. Does a tablet have a bigger screen than 11"? Nope. Can I print with a tablet? Nope. Can I backup my data to an external hard drive and/or DVD+RW with a tablet? Nope.

    Sorry, a tablet is just an email machine to me. The people I know who love a tablet spend all day checking Facebook, not real work. I work for a living, so I need a real computer.
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