I was scouring the internet for something a little different to tell our readers about and now being an iPhone convert(although mine is just a 3GS) i found this little number a little interesting due to the fact I hate onscreen software keyboards. Although the iPhone’s software keyboard isn’t terrible i still make a lot of mistakes. Well ThinkGeek have come up with the TK-421 iPhone case with a flip-out physical keyboard.
The case fits on your iPhone (available for iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4) working as a protector but swivels round to reveal a full 5 line QWERTY keyboard which can then be tucked away when not being used. Obviously it’s going to make your phone a little bigger than it should be but I think that’s a small price to pay. The keyboard connects to your phone via Bluetooth (no iPhone 3G support then!!) which is good in that there’s no wires but it’s obviously going to drain your battery a little quicker if you’ve got your bluetooth on at all times. Secondly the keyboard requires it’s own juice via USB. Now this could be a little annoying but the keyboard shouldn’t use too much power so a full charge should last you a fair while.
This news came from the States however and I couldn’t see anything about a UK release but if you are interested it will be available in November and will retail in the States for $49.99