I think the developer of this Typo iPhone Keyboard Case wants to marry the best of both Worlds, an iPhone with BlackBerry-style keyboard. It is now for Pre-Order.
I guess for those who wanted the features of iPhone and a physical keyboard like BlackBerry’s, Typo keyboard is the option. It is not cheap (at USD99) but it comes with backlit (Powered by the 180mAh battery).
Too bad, they did not add in some battery pack into this casing. Here is a video of the Typo Keyboard Case
From what I see, I guess to make the keyboard shorter, it covered the main button on the iPhone but provided one on the keyboard. They should have make it slide down so that those with biometric security can avoid the trouble of using the iPhone.
Here are some technical specifications:
- Supported device: iPhone 5 / 5s
- Dimensions: 6.2mm (W) x 14.1mm (T) x 1mm (D)
- Weight: 1.4 ounces
- Battery: 180 mAH
- Power Input: 5V USB charging
- Keyboard Light: White LED’s
- Warranty: 1 Year Operating
- Temperature: 40F – 110F
- Water Resistant: No
- Setup: Simple bluetooth pairing
- System: iOS 6+
- Wireless: Bluetooth 3.0
- In the Box: Typo Keyboard Micro-USB Charging Cable Instructions
It will begin shipping from January 2014 according to the website.