ClamCase for iPad

Macworld Australia Staff
2 July, 2012
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With the new all-in-one case and QWERTY keyboard for iPad, ClamCase says its design lets you ‘touch, type and go’ quickly and easily. In addition to the conventional QWERTY layout, there are 14 special function keys for copying, pasting, controlling music and more. We especially like the white case (pictured) that makes the iPad look like a mini version of the (now discontinued) MacBook. Unfortunately ClamCase only ships to the US at the moment, but says the case can be delivered to Australia if bought through PowerMax.

US $149 + shipping


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  1. Jamie says:

    One of these would be fantastic

  2. Jenni says:

    I have been wanting a clam case for ages so was thrilled to see it promoted on your email and website. Alas when I went to their site I was confronted with the same message – we don’t ship to locations outside the US. Very disappointed!

  3. Macworld Australia Staff says:

    Thanks for the heads-up, Jenni. We’ve amended the copy to add a reseller who does ship to Australia.

  4. Leanne says:

    I really want one of these but am outside US. I went to Powermax and there are no white in stock. Only black. Why won’t you ship to Australia?!!! I sold on ebay for years and shipped crap all over the world, it’s not that hard! ;P

  5. tony says:

    I have a clamcase, it is truly amazing. Great product. My wife imported it from US through a company called Adorama. Can not recommend it more highly. Expensive freight bujtg worth every penny.

  6. Sean says:

    You can order direct from ClamCase but you need a US shipping address. How do you do this? Well, I used a freight forwarder MyUS(dot)com. What’s the benefit? Lower price. In Australia the only ClamCase Pro I could find was $275 + $10 delivery ($285). If you go onto the ClamCase site right now you’ll probably get a pop-up that will give you a $20 discount email code. Their price is $149, less $20 discount, with free shipping. So, if you create a MyUS account (starts at $10) and then pay to have it forwarded to you in Australia (approx. $50 – 3 days) then you’d only pay a total of about USD$190 or just over AUD$200 landed.
    Save yourself about 28%. Downside is no local warranty but I can live with that for the type of device it is. Waiting for delivery now :-)

  7. Sean says:

    I received my ClamCase Pro for iPad3 and can offer the following review:
    SAVE your money and get something better.
    The ClamCase Pro unfortunately has too many design flaws. One, the keyboard would have to be one of the worst I have ever used for a tablet. The quality is very poor, the action is sluggish and the keys are very, very noisy – this is a real design and quality issue and the noise hasn’t reduced after a month of average use. There are no raised markers on the F and J keys for touch typists to maintain position – very poor design. The keyboard is positioned lower than its surrounding case and because the keys have a fair bit of travel it’s ‘hit and miss’ when it comes to hitting the space bar with your thumbs.
    Given that the keyboard is the main reason for buying a case like this you expect much better quality and design for the price.
    The ClamCase Pro also has no locking catch mechanism in the closed position. At first I thought it wouldn’t be a problem because the hinge is very tight but over a month is has loosened about 10% and now it will not close properly always staying open about 5-7mm. The hinge is connected at four points. Two on the top part of the ClamCase and two on the bottom. This allows the case to swivel around a full 360 degrees which is great. Unfortunately, the gaps are too large and after a month of use it has moved enough to make the top and bottom sit askew about 1-2mm.
    Lastly, don’t be fooled by the overwhelmingly 4-5 star positive reviews on the ClamCase web site ( because they don’t publish any less than 4-5 star positive reviews.
    Hope this helps someone.

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