Ryan Seacrest appears at CES to promote Typo2

Ryan Seacrest appears at CES to promote Typo2
With American Idol about to premiere its 14th season in a few days, Ryan Seacrest took time off from his busy schedule to appear at CES. Seacrest, who just hosted the nation's top-ranked New Year's Eve show, was in Las Vegas to promote his iPhone keyboard accessory Typo2. You might remember that this is the snap-on physical QWERTY keyboard that works on the Apple iPhone, for those who need the feel of real keys when they type.

Typo ran into problems initially when BlackBerry sued the company. No question that the look of the original Typo was a blatant rip-off of the BlackBerry Bold 9930 QWERTY, but Typo2 has a completely different look. Seacrest, who came up with the idea for the product after carrying around an BlackBerry for messaging and an iPhone for everything else, has been the face of the company. At CES on Monday, he said that Typo is working on models of its physical keyboard for the Apple iPad Air and the Apple iPad mini.

Typo2 is available from the company's website, which you can get to by clicking on the sourcelink. The version for the Apple iPhone 6 is $99 and $79 will buy you the Typo2 for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5. The latest version of Typo includes a one-key currency toggle, a backlit keyboard and a lock key to prevent unwanted typing or dialing.

source: Typo2, TechCrunch



1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Wonder what happened to the case of typo 1? Oh well if I had an iPhone would not buy this typo.

2. hossamaltarawneh

Posts: 36; Member since: Oct 18, 2013

It was a rip off from the Q10 not the 9900.

3. D600abc

Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

99$ for this? Pff I wouldn't buy it if it was for 15$.

5. SaintHelena

Posts: 397; Member since: Nov 05, 2014

There's a chinese clone of this keyboard for $20 around the web.

4. Switch00

Posts: 536; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

he appeared to promote a ... keyboard?????????? did he show everyone hot to use it or what? i see it as just another leach to iphone success, nothing else.

6. engineer-1701d unregistered

Still looks like a palm pre rip off

9. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Looks nothing like a Pre keyboard. The closest thing it looks like is the Droid Pro from Motorola.

7. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Most blackberry users are like b**ch please :P


Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

"Yo dawg, we heard you like ripoffs. So we ripped off the BB keyboard design priced it as a ripoff, and made it attach to the iphone which is a giant ripoff of Android/WP/BB's hard work and innovation, and the phones they work with is a huge financial ripoff!"

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

It's no secret around here that I enjoy BlackBerry products. That being said, they had no moral ground to stand on when they sued pretty-boy Ryan. After BB blatantly ripped off webOS for the PlayBook UI, they should've said "thank you" for thinking of us as your inspiration. Every single current OEM having success in the mobile marketplace has ripped somebody off at some point. Google is the worst offender since Matias Duarte is on their payroll, but that's another story.

11. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 2011

I personally don't like the BlackBerry keyboard. I prefer landscape keyboards. More space in between the keys that makes me less prone to pressing the wrong key.

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