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Nov 18, 2010

Keyboard Buddy: Make Your iPhone 4 the QWERTY


You've had chances before to keyboardize your iPhone, but never with quite so much elegance. The BoxWave Keyboard Buddy is a smoothly built, adorably named iPhone 4 case that crams in a sliding Bluetooth keyboard.

It's a great solution for those who want their iOS but whose sticky fingertips make onscreen keyboards a chore. And it doesn't look to add too much bulk, as far as these things go. But that's coming from someone who gladly saddles his 3GS with battery case bulk most days.

The only wince-inducing part of the Keyboard Buddy might be the price; if I wanted a slider that bad, I'd probably put the $70 towards my ETF or a new device altogether.

36 comments:

Witdarkstar said...

That actually looks like a great solution. If I had an iPhone I think about getting that.

Buff Drinklots said...

Same here.

SuciƓ Sanchez said...

Not sure that makes sense for an iphone - unless you're typing your life story.

Kikino said...

I thought touchscreens were invented to replace keyboards?

HondaX said...

cool phone

Alixander said...

Nice. I like physical keypads better than touchscreen ones.

WoW_Updates said...

I think this is just useful for people who SMS much...i prefer normal calls

dragnlamer said...

could be useful for those living on the dangerous text-while-drive side

Milhouse said...

That's really awesome but a bit too expensive for this kind of economy.

iMonei said...

i like the idea

Ratch said...

cool, might get this

LoneIslander said...

Impressive

Paul said...

oh wow very nice. Would get if i had the money

Copyboy said...

That is totally awesome!!! But you're right, the price is a road block for me.

Banana said...

first i'll buy an iphone, if i don't like the touchscreen i'm gonna buy this for shure!

Bart said...

i bought a phone today for 50 dollas, its great cause i like to keep my phones very basic :D

SC2 Strats said...

seems a bit expensiev and like it adds a bit of bulk.

Jim said...

Very useful. The touch screen keyboards are awful.

Lemmiwinks said...

Cool story, bro!
Following your blog

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I'd like to see this in person to see how it looks and feels. Either way, there's a huge possibility I'd get this.

Mc Uncool said...

hmm could prove useful.
shame ill never get one :D

Rezden said...

Very cool gadget. If I didn't dislike Apple so much, this might of persuaded me to buy an iPhone.

miecak said...

Looks handy, but does make the phone a lot bigger.

Alex said...

looks cool for the iPhone is really a true solution

Monster Madness said...

Lol, looks like a beast :)

Deron said...

Looks cool but too expensive!

The Whitest Polar Bear said...

oh man it looks so damn cool though

Dan said...

Wow, that would really be sweet if instead of a keyboard, it was an awesome gamepad. Cause then I could pretty much play any game well.

Willow said...

Bet the battery life on the phone will die faster now...

TechnoMac said...

nothing wrong with the on screen one so i dont think il use one

Sinisa said...

nice phone..

Steve said...

I'm not sure why anyone would want the iOS but if they must, having a slide out keyboard would be nice. Touch screen keyboards are so fickle sometimes. If only the screen didn't get so greasy so quick, I'd be much happier. Sweet post!

zon said...

if i got an iphone, id get this. no doubt.

Maave said...

This would have come out ages ago if it wasn't for Apple's proprietary connectors. Mini USB ftw.

KillerKun said...

sleek

John Parkboyz said...

nothing wrong with the on screen one so i dont think il use one