typing or poking on touchscreen without tactile feel can take away the fun of composing messages. agree? well, both ThinkGeek and Boxwave has a solution for us (the tactile-freaks): a QWERTY keyboard case for your iPhone. personally, i have used smartphone with slide out keyboard, and i liked the convenience (except for the added thickness to the phone). these add on physical keyboards are cleverly hidden and not only let you type but also act as a case for your iPhone.
ThinkGeek TK-421 Keyboard Case
(photo credit: thinkgeek.com) ThinkGeek TK-421 Keyboard Case | US$49.99 | www.thinkgeek.com
when installed, the iPhone look just like having a thicker case but when the lower portion is swiveled out, the QWERTY exposed itself and ready-to-type in landscape orientation . though the keyboard is physically attached to the iPhone, but connection between them is still via Bluetooth connectivity. this will means taxing on the already poor performing battery life. TK-421 is available for both iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. 3G user need not apply.
Boxwave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 4 Case
Boxwave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 4 Case | US$69.95 | www.boxwave.com
(photo credit: boxwave.com)
similar to the ThinkGeek item, except that this item from Boxwave has a slide out QERTY keyboard instead. when not in use, the Boxwave Keyboard Buddy iPhone 4 Case also doubles up as an iPhone case. like the ThinkGeek item, though physically attached to the iPhone, connectivity is via Bluetooth – again might be taxing on the battery life of the iPhone. slide out keyboard has long been a common place with smartphone, so here’s an item that transform your iPhone into one, albeit being much thicker. but hey, you got the best of both worlds – protection and a QWERTY keyboard.