iKey Unveils StreetCase Featuring Keyboard & Protection
iPad, Accessory, News
iKey, a manufacturer of rugged computer peripherals, has announced the new iKey StreetCase, a durable case with integrated keyboard designed to turn the Apple iPad into a rugged laptop. The iKey StreetCase was unveiled at the 2013 Macworld/iWorld Expo last week to an amazing response.
Fully sealed and submersible while closed, the iKey StreetCase provides the durability of a rugged laptop for iPad users. Ideal for heavy data input on the touchscreen-only device, the iKey StreetCase houses a fully sealed QWERTY Bluetooth-compatible keyboard with red LED backlighting. The iKey StreetCase 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 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 to be used by multiple users because it's so easy to swap out devices."
As with all of iKey's products, the StreetCase 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 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 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 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.