The SmartKeyboard Offers the World's Thinnest Physical Smartphon Keyboard

By: Matt Ho - Published: Sep 7, 2011 • References: & dvice
The iPhone may be popular, but there are those who wish that it had a physical keypad on it -- this is where the SmartKeyboard comes into play.

Jing Yang of the eico Motion Lab in China decided to tackle the challenge of incorporating a physical keypad on the iPhone. Yes, there are add-ons on the market, but most are too bulky. The SmartKeyboard is a concept that's supposed to offer users the world's thinnest physical keypad for a mobile phone. The item will have a malleable magnetic surface that attaches itself to the mobile. The benefit is that it slips on and off easily and the keypad actually provides a lot more space in between the keys that makes typing way easier. Hopefully this will come into fruition for those who aren't keen on touchscreens. Stats for Malleable Mobile Keypads Trending: Older & Average
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