Full-sized QWERTY keyboard launched for iPhone

Full-sized QWERTY keyboard launched for iPhone
We recently reported on ION's musical keyboard for the iPhone. Plugging your iPhone into the cut out space at the top of the keyboard turns your handset into a music studio complete with a synthesizer, 2 dozen MIDI samples and controls to change pitch and modulation. Now ION has another keyboard for you to plug your iPhone in to. This time it is a QWERTY keyboard called iType, a full-sized physical unit that turns the handset into a sit-down Mac. If you've been waiting for a catch, well, we won't disappoint you. Because the iPhone's OS won't recognize keystrokes from a third party keyboard, you must use the iType's companion app and type into that first. Then you take what you've written and push it into your email or copy it to your clipboard for later use. Not the best way to do things, but with the iPhone-at least for now-it's the only way. No pricing has been officially released for the iType, but Mobile Crunch hears that it looks like the keyboard will run about $100.

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source: IONAudio via MobileCrunch

 

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4 Comments

1. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

Rofl! Such an epic fail like this could only be possible on the iphone. I thought it was a good idea until I read it could be used only to email the text to yourself! Can't my computer already do that? DROID FTW

2. Mark3

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 10, 2009

LoL, totally agree.

3. crd22

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 15, 2008

This is just plain dumb. The whole purpose of having a smartphone is so you don't need a laptop. Who would pay $100 for a keyboard (with horrible functionality and ergonomics) when they can pay $50-100 more and get a real netbook which is a lot better than a phone???

4. luisandres58

Posts: 21; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Talking about an overkill...another useless "app" for the iphone.....i'm gonna carry the KB while riding the subway...LOL...

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