I will admit when I first made the switch to the iPhone, I was going through some major crackberry withdrawals. I loved the keyboard on my blackberry curve, they way my hands would just glide across the keys. It took weeks for me to fully adjust to the iPhone, though I still HATE the auto correct spelling feature.
Now I have since upgraded to the iPhone 4 and, sure we’ve had our disagreements but I still love my phone, and I don’t think I would ever be able to give up all the wonderful apps. But every now I still find myself missing an actual keyboard. I wonder to myself, “Will Steve Jobs finally add a keyboard to the iPhone?”
Alas, someone has. I was so excited when the email announcement appeared in my inbox, a Bluetooth keyboard for the iPhone. No it’s not an external one; it’s an actual slide out keyboard that mounts on to your phone.
The NUU MiniKey is a Bluetooth keyboard that is compatible to the iPhone 4 both the 16GB and 32GB. It allows users to increase typing effieciency with a custom built keyboard that easily snaps onto the back of your phone (like a case), then you can slide out the keyboard whenever you need it.
Keep in mind the NUU MiniKey will make the size of your actual phone a lot bigger and heavier, similar to the Mophie battery pack I reviewed a few months ago. The NUU MiniKey was a breeze to set up, in just a few minutes your fingers can enjoy some REAL typing fun.
Benefits of using NUU MiniKeys
Speedy Typing – Increase your accuracy, perfect for blogging and emailing.
Larger Screen Area – Because you aren’t using the on-screen keyboard – you have a larger viewable area
Easier Navigation & Editing – The NUU MiniKey helps you locate a place in your composition to edit. You can also use the Command and Shift key for greater keyboard functionality.
Type Symbols Quickly – A range of commonly used symbols can be typed quickly and easily.
Other great features:
Brilliant Backlight, Clever Command Key, Easily Accessible Toggle Button.
Like I said I have been hoping and wishing for Apple to create a slide a keyboard for iPhone and the NUU MiniKey is the next best thing. I have to admit after being an “on-screen typer”, it did take a minute to readjust to a keyboard again. I love that it doesn’t add that much extra bulk and it safely slides under your iPhone. My only complaint is that it uses the Bluetooth which may burn your battery a little faster than you want. What would be great if there was a combo device that included the extra battery life of the Mophie with the NUU MiniKey. I think I would use something like that and totally be okay with the extra weight.
To learn more about the NUU MiniKey visit www.NUUbrand.com.