June 14, 2011
A new concept, which could improve the functionality of the iPad, and encourage users to make the most of the applications on their gadget.
This idea was developed by Cliff Thier, who is aiming to get funding from Kickstarter – a funding platform for designers, artists and inventors.
The iKeyboard is the latest addition to a string of accessories that have become available for the iPad, following its rise to “must-have” status.
The iKeyboard acts as a physical keyboard, and an alternative to the small, touch-screen version on the iPad. It can often be difficult and time-consuming to type properly on the iPad, unless you have had plenty of practice.
The iKeyboard generously fits over the iPad, slotting over the bottom half where the touch-screen keyboard would be situated. It also has cut outs where each key should be, which helps it to fit over the iPads actual keyboard.
Each cut out has a thin layer of film inside it so that when a key is pressed, it also presses the touch-screen key underneath.
The whole concept aims to help the user to be more efficient when typing on their iPad. Apple does have the features of a Bluetooth keyboard on its iPhones and iPads, but for those who prefer the feeling of actual keys, the iKeyboard is the perfect solution.
It is compact enough to carry around easily with your iPad, and also looks stylish and elegant when attached to it.
According to Kickstarter, the iKeyboard will be funded if at least $4,000 is pledged by 28th June 2011. To view the posting and help to fund it, click HERE.