Frustrated iPhone owners tired of pounding away at a tiny virtual
keyboard when texting and writing now have another option. The iType
keyboard introduced by Ion Audio at CES is nearly the size of a full,
traditional keyboard and is designed specifically for iPhones.
keyboard includes an iPhone dock so that you can slide the phone in and
enjoy the comforts of typing on a real, physical keyboard. The keyboard
houses its own battery so there's no worry about draining the life out
of your iPhone. You'll also feel gigantic as you pound away on what
looks like the world's tiniest computer screen.
downside, the keyboard requires that you type into a specific iType app
rather than directly into whatever app you want to type in. You'll have
to manually cut and paste from there. While not perfect, it should
still save time and frustration for those that are entirely inept at
using the virtual keyboard.
I'm sure there are a few iPhone
users already on their way to Best Buy to look for this one.
Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit longer; the iType is expected
to hit the market during the second quarter (so another few months of
touchscreen typing). It's expected to retail for just over $100.
Via: GadgetCrave and Engadget