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Japanese iPad Case Adds Lithium Polymer Battery, MacBook Pro Looks

Rakuten is selling a unique accessory called the NoteBook Case that's perfect for iPad owners that often hit the road. This enclosure adds a functional keyboard and a lithium polymer battery in a package that looks similar to a MacBook Pro. It costs 5,980 yen, which is roughly $74. Rakuten is a partner, so there's a chance that this product will be available in other countries in the near future.
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Turn your iPad into a netbook sized MacBook Pro with this awesome case

Technology Industry News / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac (3 years ago)

Japanese blog Macotakara points us to the “NoteBook Case” for iPad, and by “notebook” they really mean a MacBook Pro clone. The case packs in a built-in Lithium-polymer battery that allows you to charge the iPad while in use, USB an... Read Post

Pinterest investor and owner Rakuten slammed for selling ivory and whale on Japanese site

Technology : GigaOM (8 months ago)

As Rakuten attempts to become a worldwide player in e-commerce, an environmental group is calling on it to stop selling and advertising whale meat and ivory on its Japanese website. Read Post

Mobile-Focused Ad Platform PocketMath Raises $10 Million From Rakuten Ventures

Technology : TechCrunch (2 hours ago)

PocketMath, a US-Singapore startup specializing in mobile advertising, has landed a $10 million Series A funding round from Rakuten Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten. Read More Read Post

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