Tactile Keys for the iPhone At Last!

Perhaps the one complaint that both detractors and proponents of the iPhone voice, is how difficult the device can be to type on sans any physical keys. Using the touch screen to type out any serious message takes some time to get used to. For instance, I found that my fingers had a propensity to hit more than one key at a time while trying to type on the iPhone. The problem was even worse than on my Treo.

My Touch Keys: The company website says that the actual product isn't blue - but clear.My Touch Keys: The company website says that the actual product isn't blue - but clear.

The solution for people like me may have arrived. Introducing My Touch Keys! My Touch Keys is a plastic shield that attaches to the front of your iPhone using static cling. The iPhone's touch screen QWERTY keyboard keys are then outlined in plastic "dimples" - allowing you to feel exactly where your fingers should be.

My Touch Keys attaches through static cling, this is good and allows for two things, the first being that the glass surface of your iPhone remains un-scarred by sticky adhesives nor is it scratched by physical plastic gripping the phone; the second is that My Touch Keys are completely transparent. How transparent you ask? Transparent enough for the company to claim that they won't interfere with your movie watching experience should you flip the phone and watch a movie in wide screen with the My Touch Keys guard still attached.

So will My Touch Keys improve your typing on the iPhone? Well, for only $7.99 for two, you don't have much to lose by giving them a shot.

Via OhGizmo!

Mar 28, 2008
by Anonymous

What about sliding and tapping?

It seems to me that this would distract you as you were finger-scrolling...

Mar 28, 2008
by Anonymous

Convert your iPhone to a Blackberry...

For the people who wished they had a Blackberry instead.

Apr 4, 2008
by Ben Arnold
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I thought that too...

That this accessory would turn the iPhone into a blackberry-like typing experience.  In my opinion, that's not such a bad thing.  Blackberry has a great keyboard interface.