A mere 14 hours after the release of the iPad, a Clamcase employee went to file a patent for a keyboard case for the iPad. Since the time of the patent the accessory was not released however there were tons of imitations floating around. Simply put all of the imitations are unimpressive compared to the Clamcase even if it is just in the looks department. Unfortunately the Clamcase will not be ready for the holidays, but you can still pre-order it for $119. This is not necessarily a bargain and it is not like you will be paying for a custom color other than black. However, it is probably the better buy between any of the available keyboard cases, plus it makes your iPad look almost just like a Macbook.