The iPhone is perhaps the world’s most coveted touchscreen phone at the movement. However, like most touchscreen phones, the iPhone too requires touch calibration every now and then. After a few months of use, the touchscreens keyboard starts to drag which makes people force their fingers harder on the screen that in turn scratches and further deteriorates the quality of the output. The Spike Keyboard Case is just the product that adds the functionality of a physical QWERTY keypad to the touch-only iPhone.
Created by SoloMatrix, the Spike keyboard case combo combines the safety and security provided by a sturdy iPhone case with the functionality of a hinged QWERTY keypad that can be flipped over the display to make typing on the phone easier.
Offered in two design types, the Spike¹ and Spike², the case/keyboard combo allows users to pick and choose the kind of case they want according to their individual needs. The Spike¹ comes with a hinged flip out keyboard that lets the user access the full touchscreen display by flipping it to a side. This version is perfect for people who text often and need a full QWERTY keypad.
The Spike² is more suited to the occasional texter and its hinge rotates a full 180 degrees allowing the QWERTY keypad to be stored within the case at the back of the phone when not in use. In both specifications, the dock connector, camera, volume controls and Home button are left exposed to maximize the phone’s functionality when the iPhone is within the case.
SoloMatrix is currently raising funds via Kickstarter for mass production of the Spike keyboard/case combo. Once funding is complete, the Spike¹ case combo will retail for $35 with the Spike² being sold for $60. Spikes will be offered in a range of exciting colors including Kickstarter Green, Ice White and Pitch Black.