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Tactus Phorm iPad case gives you a physical keyboard guide when you want itIf you have an iPad Mini and yearn for a physical keyboard, the Phorm case provides tactile button guides that appear and disappear when you need it.
[MUSIC] Hello, everybody. I'm Lynn La for CNET. And today we're going to check out an interesting mobile accessory called Form by Texas Technology. At first glance, Form looks like just any other iPad case with a screen protector. But if you push this big toggle back here, there are certain areas of the screen will fill with fluid and form a physical keyboard guide. The idea is to give users tactical feedback while typing, which should improve accuracy and increase productivity. This micro-fluid technology doesn't leak and it doesn't require extra battery power. The buttons overlay your iPad's digital keyboard and rise above its surface. They come off clear and are soft to the touch and are easy to press. A couple of years ago, they developed a prototype for mobile phones with this bubbling keyboard built into the screen. And it's still working on this concept with tablets, but the Phorm is a consumer ready product. The mini iPod case is available now for pre-sale for a hundred and 49 dollars with a pre-order promo price at 99 dollars. Units will ship out later this summer and interested buyers can also sign up for a wait list for the iPhone 6 Plus case, which is currently in development. Again, I'm Lynn and you've been checking out the Form iPad case. [MUSIC]