If you're looking for more functionality than your iPad offers, but more portability than a MacBook provides, Sena Cases' new Keyboard Folio might be just the middle ground you're looking for. The slick, book-style leather case with integrated Bluetooth keyboard brings your iPad within a hair's breadth of netbook status while sparing you the indignity of purchasing a real netbook.

The Keyboard Folio is made of European leather and features a side -olding design with cutouts that let you to access your iPad's ports while its in the case, and an integrated collapsible back stand that positions your iPad at a comfortable viewing angle while you type.

Sena Cases' new Keyboard Folio

The case features a soft velvet protective lining to keep your iPad scratch-free, and also provides multiple pockets for cards, IDs, or checkbooks. When closed, the case secures with a strap and snap closure, giving you complete front and back protection of your iPad when it's not in use.

The case's built-in Bluetooth keyboard features function and sound/music control buttons and the company says its ithium battery should provide 45 hours of use, or 55 hours of standby time, before needing to be replaced.

Sena Cases' new Keyboard Folio

The Folio Keyboard case, which begins shipping on October 7, is listed at $150 (around £97), but is available for pre-order now for $130, around £84.

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