If you are looking for a keyboard for your iPad, it is better to spend a little extra money and get a nice one instead of trying to cut corners, otherwise you might not like what you ultimately purchase and since you will be using it for a long time, it makes sense to get something you’ll like. It helps to decide how you will be using the keyboard the most, such as if you want it to always be a part of your iPad, or if you just want to use it occasionally. Here are some of the top picks for you to consider.

The ClamCase keyboard works as a stand and a case and pretty much turns your iPad into a laptop. Some think this is a bulky option, others love how it protects their iPad.

A sleeker alternative to the ClamCase is the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case. It also provides a full body protection and has an aluminum cover style that many like.

The Belkin Keyboard Folio provides a Bluetooth keyboard, but is bulkier than the Belkin Ultimate Keyboard Case. Some people think it’s difficult to open and close, but the keyboard features seem to make up for that with iPad specific keys that you won’t find on other keyboards.

The Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover is much thinner than the others and has a Bluetooth keyboard. It doesn’t offer as much protection as the other cases do, but makes it easier to carry.

The Logitech Solar Keyboard Folio never needs to be charged because it works much like a solar powered calculator.