updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue September 6, 2011
Plastic skin enables touch typing without looking
South Korea-based TABLSKIN has introduced an accessory for the iPad that could replace optional attachable keyboards. The TABLSKIN 2.0 is a plastic template that is placed over the iPad's virtual keyboard and physically outlines each of the virtual keys. The skin provides a tactile sense of where each key is positioned, enabling touch typing without looking at the screen.
As just a small, temporary add-on, it can come with the iPad without occupying significantly more space, like a dedicated external keyboard.
The company is selling the iPad TABLESKIN 2 for $18 on eBay. The company plans on launching skins for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 models later this year.