A direct competitor to the popular ZAGGmate by Logitech Bluetooth keyboard for iPad 2 (full ZAGGmate review here) surfaces, this time from the start-up Hatch & Co. Dubbed the World’s Slimmest iPad 2 Keyboard Case, SKINNY weighs 10.4 ounces, lighter than the ZAGGmate’s 12.2 ounces and only 0.6 inches thin. The keyboard itself? An impressive 0.07 inches!!! Other technical details include 2 weeks of battery life at normal daily usage and 6 weeks in standby, Bluetooth, dedicated multimedia keys and, similar with the smart cases, it wakes/put to slip your iPad 2 when you open respectively close the case. The technology is also different than a normal keyboard, Hatch & Co replacing the standard chiclet keys with ultra-thin touch technology, similar with the one used in mobile phones.
The keyboard case is available now at Amazon for about $89 shipped, we’ll try to get ours for a full review and to see how it compares against the competition. For the photo gallery and full press release, jump after the break.