Hate the soft keyboard? Check out the new iPad 2 Hard Case with sliding Bluetooth Keyboard.
I am perfectly fine with the software keyboard on the iPad 2, but I know that there are many iPad owners out there that still like the tactile feedback of a real keyboard. Gadget Shop Brando offers now an interesting iPad 2 case with a sliding Bluetooth keyboard. The case also can be used a stand for your iPad. The keyboard itself also works with other devices even Windows PCs. Unless you are planning to write a lot of text, I do not think hardware keyboards are essential. Apple is also not offering a special hardware keyboard for the iPad 2 anymore. You can just use the Apple Wireless Keyboard if you have to.
This keyboard accessory for the iPad 2 sells for $69, which is pretty affordable.
Logitech also offers a cool Keyboard case for the iPad 2. Dubbed Keyboard Case by ZAGG retails for $99.