1. Michael Essany's Avatar



    If you missed accessory maker Nuu's latest creation, chances are you'll be seeing a lot more of it in the coming weeks. Recently at IFA, the company unveiled a new iPhone 4 accessory that serves up a fully integrated keyboard. As the photos clearly illustrate, the Nuu Mini-key morphs your iPhone 4 into a QWERTY Slider.

    While no shortage of iPhone 4 owners (yours truly included) will find little interest in or use for the Mini-key, the accessory will be appealing to those who like their mobile devices to have "a slide out adjustable hinge" that, for the lack of a better description, transforms your iPhone into a flip phone replete with a physical keyboard, raised letter keys, and backlighting.



    From Mobile Mag:

    A potential game-changer for those who experience email and SMS frustrations with Apple touchscreens (it also makes video watching a hands-free experience).
    For now, this accessory - which has people either drooling or revolting depending on your iDevice preferences - doesn't really exist. The gadget unveiled at IFA in Berlin was simply a prototype. The "real deal" won't roll off assembly lines until late in the holiday shopping season. The cost? Roughly $70.

    Mobile Mag
    2010-09-06 08:40 PM
  2. Vandale's Avatar
    Looks pretty cool in my opinion
    2010-09-06 08:43 PM
  3. MPS3's Avatar
    maybe add a bettery to that combo ?
    2010-09-06 08:44 PM
  4. iLaw-One's Avatar
    Yuk...utterly revolting!!!
    2010-09-06 08:45 PM
  5. shahab86's Avatar
    that things HUGE. plus it has back lighting and all which is good but seriously im sure it would consume some of the battery life along with it.
    2010-09-06 08:49 PM
  6. Magnum's Avatar
    It's gonnamake ya phone extra fat! and 70 bucks!?!?!? Are they on crack!?
    2010-09-06 08:51 PM
  7. LeechCookie's Avatar
    Make Space for Basic Game Pad on left and some buttons on right and it'll become the best phone for everthing and less cramped hands.
    2010-09-06 08:51 PM
  8. numanair's Avatar
    that things HUGE.
    That's what she said!

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    2010-09-06 08:54 PM
  9. Doran's Avatar
    I know what I'm getting my friend for Christmas!!! She hates the touch screen keyboard, (She has very long fingernails)

    It's gonnamake ya phone extra fat! and 70 bucks!?!?!? Are they on crack!?

    You're a POET and didn't even KNOW IT...... Sorry, I had to.

    That's what she said!

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
    There's an app for that....
    Last edited by Doran; 2010-09-06 at 09:03 PM. Reason: Automerged Doublepost
    2010-09-06 09:03 PM
  10. iPhoenix3g's Avatar
    I'd buy one, but then again I pre ordered the new apple TV ...
    2010-09-06 09:05 PM
  11. Stryker1's Avatar
    That is a sure-fire way to make your iPhone ugly and at the same time make you look stupid. If you really want a keyboard that bad then go buy another phone or blackberry but don't buy this piece of crap.

    Stryker1
    2010-09-06 09:06 PM
  12. that_girl's Avatar
    It's beautiful! I want to buy it.
    2010-09-06 09:11 PM
  13. MuseFan288's Avatar
    i would totally get it if i had an iphone.
    2010-09-06 09:11 PM
  14. Bluprint's Avatar
    That is a sure-fire way to make your iPhone ugly and at the same time make you look stupid. If you really want a keyboard that bad then go buy another phone or blackberry but don't buy this piece of crap.

    Stryker1
    +1
    2010-09-06 09:11 PM
  15. xxhorseriderxxx's Avatar
    will it work with the 3GS...? I'm not ditching my old bootrom 3GS anytime soon (especially not for the i4) I always wanted to try out a physical keyboard with the iPhone, I'm sold if this thing does not require bluetooth to run; but if it does it would need a battery to boost usage times.
    2010-09-06 09:17 PM
  16. sziklassy's Avatar
    My biggest gripe is that the keys aren't offset. That was the number one most terrible thing with the original droid IMO.
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    2010-09-06 09:36 PM
  17. infamoushack's Avatar
    this would be cool with SBRotator
    iPad2 64GB Black Wifi + AT&T 3G
    Apple Tv 2G
    iPad 64GB Wifi
    iPad 64GB Wifi + 3G
    iPhone 4 32GB 4.1
    iPhone 3GS 32GB OLD BOOTROM 3.1.3
    iPhone 3G 16GB 3.1.3
    iPhone 2G 8GB - running android 2.2
    and a few iTouches
    All Jailbroken.
    2010-09-06 09:47 PM
  18. tsatryan's Avatar
    Better yet, here is the iPhone 5...


    (note the special instructions at the bottom right side)
    2010-09-06 09:53 PM
  19. Funked's Avatar
    I thought the novelty of a touchscreen phone was using the touchscreen keyboard lol. I wouldn't get this, wouldn't have an iPhone if I wanted a physical keyboard...
    2010-09-06 09:59 PM
  20. n00neimp0rtant's Avatar
    I've been saying this should be a reality ever since iOS 4 gave the iPhone Bluetooth keyboard support.
    2010-09-06 10:07 PM
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