This Slide-On Case Gives Your iPhone A BlackBerry-Style Keyboard

We all know that Apple introduced its first visual keyboard in 2007 for all touchscreen iPhone. Skeptics were quick to dismiss the device, saying a touchscreen could never replace a physical keyboard, but it has since become the norm.

But maybe some users still love using a physical keyboard instead of the visual one that Apple offer, don't worry we've a lot of options for you. 

Today, please let me introduce for you Type slide-case on which gives your iPhone a BlackBerry style keyboard... Check out the video: 

The Typo Keyboard is the brainchild of serial entrepreneur Laurence Hallier and popular radio/TV personality Ryan Seacrest (because he doesn’t have enough things to do already), who have been carrying both an iPhone and BlackBerry device for years.

From the press release (via Mashable):
“The Typo Keyboard™ was born out of a desire for efficiency. For several years, many of our friends and colleagues carried two phones: one for typing and correspondence and an iPhone for virtually everything else. One night, we were out to dinner and both had our phones on the table.
Two people, four phones! We looked at each other and thought there was an easy solution to the problem, a keyboard for the iPhone. After ordering every iPhone keyboard available, we realized that there was no solution that worked well.”
According to the press release: The device measures in at 6.2mm (W) x 14.1mm (T) x 1mm (D) and weighs 1.4 ounces, and the built-in rechargeable battery is of the 180 mAH variety. The keyboard is backlit with white LEDs and connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth 3.0 (why not low energy?).
The Typo isn’t available yet, but it looks like Seacrest and his buddies have handed prototypes out to some of their country club friends who say it has improved their typing speed by 50%. One guy calls it a ‘game-changer,’ saying the keyboard has saved his life.

The Typo Keyboard will cost $99 and goes on sale in January.

But as Typo slide case will work on the iPhone 5s, I've a silly question for the maker of this case: "How can I use my Touch ID on my iPhone 5s ?" 

What do you think guys ? Ugly or not ? 


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