Ryan Seacrest appears at CES to promote Typo2
posted by Alan F. / Jan 06, 2015, 12:12 AM
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 $79 will buy you the Typo2 for the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5. The latest version of Typo includes a one-key currency toggle, a backlit keyboard and a lock key to prevent unwanted typing or dialing.
source: Typo2, TechCrunch
Posts: 5; Member since: Mar 18, 2014
99$ for this? Pff I wouldn't buy it if it was for 15$.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 2:02 AM 1
Still looks like a palm pre rip off
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 5:18 AM 0
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!"
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 10:11 AM 0
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.
posted on Jan 06, 2015, 11:35 AM 1
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