I'm pretty sure I'm getting an iPad for Christmas (just as my girlfriend is pretty sure she's getting a trip to Hawaii ). The one thing that always bothered me about it, and perhaps kept me from buying one myself, is the pain of typing on the hard surface of the display. I also didn't want to lug around a separate keyboard and/or case with an integrated keyboard. There's a new product on Kickstarter called the TouchFire that acts as a slim plastic cover for the keyboard portion of the display. You can press down on the rubber portion for the letter "a" and it will press the letter "a" below. But because the keys are raised and separated, touch typing is a lot easier and more comfortable. At least if they're claims are to be believed. But it seems like a good product, and I may buy one myself. Currently you need to donate $45 to help get their business off the ground and in exchange you'll get a TouchFire including shipping. Other levels are available, and they've already raised far more than they asked for.