Elecom clamshell keyboard sports handy iPhone stand

Released in Japan, Elecom's new clamshell Bluetooth keyboard comes in game and iPhone/iPod Touch versions.

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Japanese peripherals maker Elecom has released two handy iPhone keyboards, including a clamshell gizmo that has a stand for your phone.

The TK-FBP029E Series recalls the awesomely named (if you know "Star Wars" well enough) TK-421 case with flip-out keyboard from 2010.

Elecom's latest Bluetooth keyboard is slightly larger than an iPhone and has a full English keyboard. It supports the iPhone 4 and iPod Touch.

The slide-out TK-FBI033 Series supports the iPhone 4 and 4S. Elecom

The cover also serves as a handy stand for your phone, and it's not always clipped to your handset.

Available in black, pink, and white, the unit is priced at 7,350 yen ($95). There's a nearly identical version, the TK-GMFBP029BK, that's compatible with the PlayStation 3, as well as Windows and Mac.

Elecom also released the TK-FBI033 Series slide-out wireless Bluetooth keyboard, which snaps on to your iPhone 4 or 4S while leaving the dock connector and camera unobstructed.

You simply swing out the keyboard when you want to type. It comes with a lithium ion battery that can run for about two weeks on a charge, according to the company.

The TK-FBI033 is also priced at 7,350 yen.

 

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