Back when the iPad first launched we also talked a lot about the official iPad accessories from Apple. Among those accessories was the iPad Camera kit that includes a pair of adapters with one having a SD card reader and the other having a USB port for direct connection of cameras.
Reports are coming in that the iPad Camera kit is good for more than just connecting a camera to the iPad. Apparently, that USB adapter also allows other devices to be connected to the iPad like USB audio and keyboards. The keyboard connectivity is a big deal for those not wanting the Apple Keyboard dock.
You will need a stand of some sort to go along with your USB keyboard though since laying the iPad flat is a headache in a few minutes. You don’t have to buy a stand though, you can always make a stand out of the iPad packing materials.