When the original Clamcase iPad accessory landed on the market, it managed to gain a lot of interest by being tagged as something of a game changer. Wrapping an external keyboard and a multi-position stand all-in-one iPad accessory was an extremely intelligent move by the makers, but unfortunately, it didn’t live up to the hype and pulled in some very negative reviews. After going back to the drawing board and attempting to right the wrongs, Clamcase is back with their Pro version of the case that is lighter, thinner and packs in even more punch for your $169.
The Clamcase Pro is most definitely built on the same fundamental design concepts of the original product. The accessory is being billed as the company’s thinnest and lightest product to date, but still managing to provide the iPad with all of the protection it deserves while allowing the user to achieve maximum productivity. The product is pretty gorgeous to look at, but putting aesthetics aside, it is also extremely versatile by packing in the ability to transform into a number of different modes.
Users can opt to slot in their iPad and use the Clamcase Pro as a makeshift laptop, with the display of the iPad being held front and center with a MacBook inspired keyboard. The product also works as a touchscreen stand with the keyboard folded out of view as well as a perfectly capable carrying case thanks to the 360-degree hinge that allows the back cover to fold away. Clamcase Pro includes built-in Bluetooth connectivity to allow the iPad and the attached keyboard to connect with one another.
The case also comes added with little presents for the user, like a rechargeable battery and the ability to put itself to sleep when not being used and immediately wake up as soon as the full QWERTY keyboard is interacted with. The whole product is made up of an aluminum casing with a polycarbonate shell and soft touch surfaces to give it that extra polished feel. In the time it has taken to get the Clamcase Pro designed and out to the market we have seen competing companies release similar products, but it looks like Clamcase is definitely sitting on top of that pile with the Pro option.