Product News: Computer Hardware & Peripherals

Protective Case adds keyboard to Apple iPad.

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Protective Case adds keyboard to Apple iPad.

Feb 13, 2013 - Submersible and fully sealed to NEMA 4X/IP65 standards while closed, iKey® StreetCase™ turns iPad into rugged laptop. Unit houses sealed Bluetooth®-compatible QWERTY keyboard with red LED backlighting that automatically shuts off after 10 sec of inactivity to preserve battery life. Made from ABS polycarbonate, case handles extreme temperatures from -40 to +158°F, and has customized internal rails that lock in place to support ergonomic viewing angle of 115°.

Original Press Release

iKey® StreetCase Adds Keyboard, Extra Protection to Apple iPad

Press release date: Feb 06, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, -- iKey, the leading manufacturer of rugged computer peripherals, is pleased to announce the new iKey® StreetCase(TM), a durable case with integrated keyboard designed to turn the Apple iPad into a rugged laptop. The iKey® StreetCase(TM) was unveiled at the 2013 Macworld/iWorld Expo last week to an amazing response.

Fully sealed and submersible while closed, the iKey® StreetCase(TM) provides the durability of a rugged laptop for iPad users. Ideal for heavy data input on the touchscreen-only device, the iKey® StreetCase(TM) houses a fully sealed QWERTY Bluetooth®-compatible keyboard with red LED backlighting. The iKey® StreetCase(TM) is built out of a robust, ABS polycarbonate, and has customized internal rails that easily lock in place to support an ergonomic viewing position of 115-degree angle.

"At the touch of a button, the iPad can easily be popped in to the iKey® StreetCase(TM) to turn your tablet into a rugged laptop," said Dave Huddleston, iKey Operations Manager. "You can just as easily pop it out when the keyboard and case are not needed. This feature also allows the iKey® StreetCase(TM) to be used by multiple users because it's so easy to swap out devices."

As with all of iKey's products, the StreetCase(TM) is designed for use in harsh environments, including those found in public safety, fleet and industrial applications. Sealed to NEMA 4X/IP65 standards while in a closed configuration, the case is resistant to liquids, dust and other debris. In addition, the iKey® StreetCase(TM) is designed to operate in extreme temperatures of -40 degrees F to +158 degrees F (-40 degrees C to +70 degrees C) and meets the high shock and vibration specifications demanded for optimum in-vehicle usage. Ideal for mobile applications, the iKey® StreetCase(TM) features an integrated VESA mounting pattern for those who want to dock their tablet.

"We know that a lot of our customer base is drawn towards the mobility of tablets, so our goal is to provide a multipurpose solution to help add value and extend the life of those products," Huddleston said.

The Bluetooth®-compatible, rechargeable keyboard featured inside boasts a one-touch pairing process, and can be paired to your device in less than 30 seconds. iPad integrated hot keys allow you to quickly search your device, return to the home screen, control volume, review photos, lock the screen and access the on-screen keyboard. Integrated red LED backlighting makes the iKey® StreetCase(TM) an ideal solution in low-light environments and also automatically shuts-off after 10 seconds of inactivity to preserve battery life. Battery life is estimated to be several months on a full charge.

Additional information outlining the features and benefits of the iKey® StreetCase(TM) can also be viewed on the iKey website at or on iKey's YouTube Channel.

About iKey, Ltd.: iKey designs and manufactures rugged, sealed keyboards, displays and pointing devices for industrial, public safety, medical and military applications. A pioneer in its industry since 1989, iKey is known as an innovator of industrial computer peripherals. For more information, visit

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