I made 80 bucks babysitting today and I want to buy a keyboard for my iPad. Both have there pros and cons for me and here they are: Pros of the keyboard dock:can charge the iPad at the same time as powering the keyboard. It's a dock as well as a keyboard. iPad customized controls. Cons of iPad keyboard dock: more expensive. I like to lay down in bed and type to use aim and I don't think the iPad wiuld be able to stand up on my lap. Pros for the wireless keyboard: more versatile Cheaper Cons for the wireless keyboard: uses batteries which is a big problem for me. Bluetooth drains iPad battery life You have to enter some gay ass code when you wAnt to use it. Really ugly and the controls are customized for iPad. Also using it on other devices doesn't matter to me as I don't have a desktop. Sorry about the spelling errors. I'm on my iPad right now. Once I buy a keyboard maybe I will have less retarded looking posts.