$50 iPhone case packs a usable QWERTY keyboard

$50 iPhone case packs a usable QWERTY keyboard

Is it the iPhone's lack of a physical keyboard and touchscreen only option that's preventing more users from purchasing the popular smartphone? Well, it looks like the iPhone's problem of lacking a keyboard has been fixed; somewhat.

The TK-421 iPhone 4 case will not only protect your handset from daily wear and tear, while still preventing any death grip issues, but it even packs on a usable keyboard to give owners that tactile response they're accustomed to feeling with a regular keyboard. As you can tell from the photos, the case from ThinkGeek actually connects the keyboard to the handset via Bluetooth, but it's attached by a hinge which allows it to fold over to completely protect the handset.

Definitely it's a much wanted accessory that many iPhone owners have been yearning for some time – and it'll be available starting in late November for the reasonable price of $50. In addition, they will also offer one for the iPhone 3GS, but unfortunately there is no love for older iPhone 3G owners.

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11 Comments

1. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I hope they come out with ones for android. Id love to have a keyboard for the droid x.

2. frankthetank775 unregistered

It truns your Iphone into an apple backflip....lol

4. cadetz unregistered

and i wonder if they have a touch pad at the back of the keyboard as mouse! XDDDDDD

3. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

I love the innovation born from flaw, masking burden with ingenuity. "A bumper with an added battery package for more phone life"...... "a case with that much needed Qwerty board". Mhm . These designs mask the reason fire their construction: don't lay a finger on your damned phone.

5. eokorie

Posts: 7; Member since: Sep 17, 2008

Now if something like this was available for the Samsung Galaxy S, I certainly would not complain. Should cheer a few people up considering Samsung decided not to release the pro version in Europe

6. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I'd get it for any non-QWERTY phone if it were available, I much prefer physical keyboards to on-screen. I don't like the magnets though, good chance it'll screw up the compass... and I actually use that occasionally.

7. lewislee unregistered

And everybody says company's copy off of apple, well apple just copied oFf of LG, the lg versa has a snap on keyboard case. Fuck you APPLE!!!

10. Your a dick face unregistered

Hey dick face it's not apples product

8. vzwindrep unregistered

If you wanted a phone with a keyboard you should have bought one in the first place!!! This is completely ridiculous!!

9. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Couldn't agree more

11. Dakarai unregistered

i dont know how or why they would offer one for the 3gs when the bluetooth doesnt even work! :P

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