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The SlimType cover turns your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge into a QWERTY smartphone

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The SlimType cover turns your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge into a QWERTY smartphone
If you own a Samsung Galaxy S6, or a Galaxy S6 edge, and you'd love to be able to use a hardware QWERTY keyboard with it, a Norwegian company called One2Touch seems to have what you need: the SlimType cover.

SlimType is presented as "the first smartphone cover with an integrated portable keyboard powered with NFC." Since we haven't heard of any other similar smartphone cover, it looks like this accessory is, indeed, the first of its kind.

Featuring a comfortable textile surface, the SlimType cover pairs with your Galaxy S6 via NFC (you'll have to download a dedicated app from Google Play to actually use it). The QWERTY keyboard includes various hotkeys for fast access to email, calendar, contacts, and Web applications. Presumably, the SlimType keyboard will help you reply faster to emails and text messages, in addition to taking notes faster. Since we haven't tested it yet, for now we can't say how fast or user friendly this accessory is.

At the moment, there's no word on exactly when the SlimType cover will be released. However, you can reserve it via its official website (see the first source link at the end of this article). For a limited time, at launch, the SlimType cover will cost $39, being available in three color variants: White Pearl, Black Sapphire, and Cherry Red.

Mind you, the SlimType cover is not compatible with the Galaxy S6 edge+ (the S6 edge+ has its own Samsung-made Keyboard Cover anyway, though this offers a portrait QWERTY keyboard, not a landscape one).

Wold you buy a keyboard cover like SlimType for your smartphone? Let us know in the comments section.


sources: SlimType, Amazon, Press release

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posted on 09 Jan 2016, 16:27 18

1. Quduz (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)


It's beautiful

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 16:37 4

4. SirYar (Posts: 351; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


Calm down there Casanova, it's just a phone cover not a lady...

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 19:02

12. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


It's already a qwerty type of smartphone. It's useless if there will be no kick stand at the back, if you want to experience a pc type configuration.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 20:34

14. TechieXP1969 (limited) (Posts: 10115; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


Why don't need a place experience on a phone?
Tech wannabes...so annoying.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 02:06 1

29. techperson211 (Posts: 1230; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


Sorry if I hurt your feelings, but you're correct. I'm not Mr. Knows it all, just like you.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:27

19. QWERTYphone (Posts: 654; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Unless you can used the QWERTY keyboard to HOLD the phone upright in your hands = FAIL
Samsung just needs to offer ONE version of the S7 with slide out keboard identical to the ORIGINAL GALAXY PHONE......The Samsung EPIC.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 01:23

28. engineer-1701d (unregistered)


how about a palm pre with todays top specs and abit bigger you get the slide out and everything else, what did u think of the bb priv?

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 16:28 3

2. Quduz (Posts: 83; Member since: 18 Aug 2015)


It looks beautiful

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 16:41 16

5. SenorThrottles (Posts: 284; Member since: 23 Dec 2015)


So basically the keyboard is useless unless you place your phone down on a hard surface.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 17:37 9

6. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


I was going to point out the same thing... Would be cool to have a rigid position to be able to type in other situations... This is a mostly useless cover

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 18:11 2

8. Jason2k13 (Posts: 1214; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)


University/school tables, dining table or just your desktop table... That's the obvious use of this cover because I'm sure you will be using these flat surfaces everyday.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 18:11

7. ibend (Posts: 4577; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


great, now we can have tiny convertible -_-
it will be weird to 10finger type in those tiny keyboard, the other cover with slide out keyboard is alot better since u dont need to place it on flat surface...
btw what is the power source? I dont see any charging port, cable, or anything.. wireless charging? replaceble flat watch battery? o.O

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:33

35. Sosenek (Posts: 1; Member since: 16 Dec 2015)


"the first smartphone cover with an integrated portable keyboard powered with NFC."

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 18:15

9. Shocky (unregistered)


That's a great idea, all flip cases should have this.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 18:47

10. thegeneral7010 (Posts: 398; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Thats wat i thought samsung keyboard cover for note 5 would be but it wasn't i wish if they make one for note 4

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 18:49 2

11. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Why not just buy a blackberry priv?

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 19:49 6

13. iushnt (Posts: 1687; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Because it's not Galaxy S6

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:15 2

17. buccob (Posts: 2564; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


But it is damn close, specially with the slightly curve Amoled screen

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 23:01 1

22. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


I don't think it's close. The only non-Samsung phone that uses new gen AMOLED is the 6P.

And the software bugs priv has don't help much in the experience.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 23:27 1

24. meanestgenius (Posts: 11546; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I own a Priv, and I can tell you first hand that those "bugs" are no longer present on the BlackBerry Priv.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 00:45

26. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Did they fixed it with an update? Is the performance improved?

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 01:01

27. meanestgenius (Posts: 11546; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Yes. The Priv has received an update that improved performance and had bug fixes. The Priv has also received updates to the BlackBerry apps as well. The camera itself has received 2 updates.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 11:47

37. Hexa-core (banned) (Posts: 2131; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


Ah the BlackBerry guy! Keep it up, man! *^_^*

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:49

20. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


And that keyboard is just as half baked as the ipad pro and their new battery pack.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 23:25

23. meanestgenius (Posts: 11546; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Agreed. That SlimType cover keyboard does not compare to the keyboard on the BlackBerry Priv.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:56

36. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12979; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's better options out there.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 12:43

38. meanestgenius (Posts: 11546; Member since: 28 May 2014)


There's better physical keyboard options out there on or for a smartphone than a BlackBerry PKB? Name one...

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 20:46

15. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2934; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Take notes Panos Panay...could play a role in the Surface Phone Type Cover:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2907539/this-fake-microsoft-surface-phone-is-the-flagship-smartphone-we-want.html

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:15

16. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


This will only make you type slower lol

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:18

18. KillerKeyboard (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)


Well, I guess if you'd detach the cover and prop the phone on to anything. But then again, too much hassle.

posted on 09 Jan 2016, 22:53 1

21. guest (Posts: 338; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


The cover needs to have a kickstand on the back to make it work.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 00:07

25. TrevorB1 (Posts: 64; Member since: 30 Dec 2015)


I'm pretty sure I saw a QWERTY keyboard that was at the bottom of the phone. It wasn't flimsy, but actually plastic. Can't exactly remember where I saw it though..

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 04:07

30. biagnosis (Posts: 38; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


No kickstand at the back?

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 04:45

31. Baracus (Posts: 223; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


The article really says nothing about how this thing works but if like I'm hoping it doesn't use a separate power supply and takes power directly from NFC that's seriously something I'm wanting and hope for a S7 version next month.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 06:36

32. shield (Posts: 293; Member since: 12 Sep 2015)


This will be expensive as that from Samsung
Best BB Priv.

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 08:39

33. Ilikkaman (banned) (Posts: 39; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Keyboards only slow you down imho virtual on screen is way better

posted on 10 Jan 2016, 09:04

34. irossdrummer (Posts: 132; Member since: 17 Jan 2015)


I miss show out keyboard android phones, my first phone was the Samsung Intercept (an Android 2.2.2 phone with a 3.2 inch 240x400 screen with a slide out keyboard) and it was so easy to respond to texts and some games allowed keyboard short cuts, but this case looks too thin to hold up the phone and seems like it's useless anywhere unless you're at a table

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 09:56

39. tokuzumi (Posts: 961; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


If this doesn't lock into place for use when not at a desk/flat surface, no one will buy this.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 04:11

40. Dave.Weinstein (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 May 2014)


Would like to try it first.. but don't want to be limited to a Samsung S6... How about offering one for a Nexus 6?

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