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

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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40 Comments

1. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

It's beautiful

4. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

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

12. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

14. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

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

29. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

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

19. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 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.

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?

2. Quduz

Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 18, 2015

It looks beautiful

5. SenorThrottles

Posts: 284; Member since: Dec 23, 2015

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

6. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 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

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 28, 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.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

35. Sosenek

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 16, 2015

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

9. Shocky unregistered

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

10. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 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

11. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Why not just buy a blackberry priv?

13. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Because it's not Galaxy S6

17. buccob

Posts: 2963; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

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.

24. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

26. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 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.

37. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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

20. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

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

23. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

36. Mxyzptlk unregistered

There's better options out there.

38. meanestgenius

Posts: 21769; Member since: May 28, 2014

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

15. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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

16. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

This will only make you type slower lol

18. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

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

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