Typo's BlackBerry QWERTY for iPhone
Typo's BlackBerry QWERTY for iPhone
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Typo's BlackBerry QWERTY for iPhone

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If you own an iPhone 5 or an iPhone 5s and you just can't get over the lost of your Blackberry keyboard, you might be interested in this device. I'm Jessica Dolcourt for CNET here at CES 2014 in Las Vegas. This is the Typo keyboard case. Now this is a 100 dollar plastic device that slides over your iPhone and it connects in the back. It's got open exposed areas so you can still connect your charger, your headset jack, your camera, and all of your buttons on the side. It just connects to the iPhone via Bluetooth and this device has its own charger. The Bluetooth connection is important because it means that whatever you type registers on the screen. Now the device maker claims that the battery is strong enough to last about 7 to 10 days on a single charge but of course it's going to depend on how you use the phone. Looking at the keyboard, it is very clear that this is taken from a Blackberry device. In fact the company has already been sued but they're gonna go ahead and ship this in about 2 weeks anyway. Now I only use it for a few seconds, a couple minutes the most and I found that the keys were pretty responsive. It is a little bit interesting of the design. It definitely feels a little different because the case extends me on the bottom of the phone and even the keys on the sides extend a little bit beyond the side of the phone. Although it's responsive, I found that it wasn't very accurate typing but this is something that I assume you or me or anybody else would grow used to over time as they start using the phone. One thing you might be wondering is how you actually navigate on the phone if you've got his bulky keyboard here on the bottom that's blocking the home key. There's actually a key right here that you can press, gets you to sort of a modified view. You can get into the folders as well and navigate as usual or when you're done typing you, can of course take off the case. I'm not sure how often I'd want to slide the case on and off again but it is an option for people who just really can't live without their physical QWERTY keyboard. For CNET, I'm Jessica Dolcourt taking a look in the Typo case here at CES. You'd find out about everything else we've covered here at the show at CNET.com

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