“You know what an iPhone really needs?”
“A proper keyboard.”
You can now silence those BlackBerry-toting friends you’ve ignored until now with this slide-out keyboard case for the iPhone 4. Aside from adding a bit of weight and doubles the thickness of the phone when in side the case- bumping it up to 20mm.
But what you get is all the functions of your iPhone- with a handy Qwerty keyboard for those longer text missives and Google Doc collaborations.
The sliding keyboard connects to your phone through BlueTooth, whilst it also boasts a handy stand on the back for your YouTube viewing pleasure. With its own battery, it can be charged through your computer’s USB, and there’s also an AC adapter in-box.
Out now in Japan, there’s no news yet on whether we’ll be seeing this in the UK- it does take away some of the iPhone’s handiness but if you can’t bare other keyboard-packed smartphones, it could be worth an import. A pricey addition to the iPhone- on Amazon, it currently costs 9980Y, (£77)
There’s also stiff competition from Boxwave’s Keyboard Buddy, whose sliding keyboard pops out horizontally.