1. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Okay, there are a few on the market, it's not that i really have trouble with apples virtual keyboard, I just prefer physical keyboards. I've had issues with android physical keyboards (G2, HTC Merge, etc) but never with BlackBerry's. So my main question is, what is the best keyboard case for iPhone?


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    04-20-2012 05:57 PM
  2. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Okay, so after researching cases (which is rather difficult), I picked up the newest version of the Boxwave Keyboard Buddy. It has its pros and cons, I will be writing a review of it and posting it to my Word Press account. If anyone would like to read it, let me know and I'll post the link in this thread.


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    05-03-2012 06:44 AM
  3. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Yeah, forget the review, gonna return it and pick up another LifeProof case.


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    05-05-2012 09:44 AM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Why are you returning it?


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    05-05-2012 09:53 AM
  5. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Not a fan of it, the keys aren't high enough, the bottom row isn't offset and it's too blocky like on all landscape slider phones. No good for someone with small hands like mine. Other than it's a great case.


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    05-05-2012 09:56 AM
  6. 3under2's Avatar
    I'm so on the fence about getting a keyboard. The boxwave WAS on my radar. Have you already tried the new one? Very interested in your feedback ...

    Scarlet


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    05-05-2012 10:36 AM
  7. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Well let me put it this way, if you've used any phone like the G2 HTC Merge or any of the Moto Droids, you'll like the keyboard. It has the same general layout, but it doesn't have predictive text or auto caps or anything like that, you can actually find a few video reviews of the BoxWave on YouTube.


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    05-05-2012 06:45 PM
  8. 3under2's Avatar
    I have looked at several reviews for the boxwave, but haven't pulled the trigger yet . I just can't seem to make a decision. Typing lots of text with long nails can be somewhat of a pain ...

    Thanks for your input.

    Scarlet


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    05-06-2012 03:31 AM
  9. 3under2's Avatar
    I ended up ordering the Nuu ... Excited to see how it fares ...

    Scarlet


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    05-15-2012 03:30 PM
  10. soleobjective's Avatar
    don't those make the phone bulky? any effect on battery life?
    05-23-2012 03:38 PM
  11. 3under2's Avatar
    don't those make the phone bulky? any effect on battery life?
    Not sure? I'll report back once it arrives. Due to Sweden this week from the US .


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    05-26-2012 03:08 PM
  12. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    don't those make the phone bulky? any effect on battery life?
    I didn't notice any major difference in battery life, but of you're a heavy user then it would make a bigger difference. And yes, it adds bulk and weight, it doubles both, at least the BoxWave does.


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    05-26-2012 03:47 PM
  13. 3under2's Avatar
    I got the keyboard today. Three words ... I hate it .


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    05-28-2012 01:09 PM
  14. rrife's Avatar
    I'm looking for a keyboard case for my wife, but it needs to turn itself off when it is closed so the on screen keyboard will work when it's in portrait mode....anybody have any suggestions? I've tried a few but they basically stay on all the time when they in an unusable state (doesn't make sense). Seems like there could be a market to build a better (thinner) keyboard case.
    06-04-2012 09:48 AM
  15. dwayne.williams's Avatar
    I have seen some of the keyboard cases on eBay and they have looked interesting. But the on screen keyboard for the iPhone is so good that I never considered using an accessory keyboard.


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    07-04-2012 06:52 AM
  16. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    I'm looking for a keyboard case for my wife, but it needs to turn itself off when it is closed so the on screen keyboard will work when it's in portrait mode....anybody have any suggestions? I've tried a few but they basically stay on all the time when they in an unusable state (doesn't make sense). Seems like there could be a market to build a better (thinner) keyboard case.
    Well, the BoxWave gives you the option to bring up the virtual keyboard with a keyboard button they have. But it does stay on all the time. And you can still use the BoxWave keyboard with the virtual one brought up.


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    07-25-2012 02:09 AM
  17. Sharma15's Avatar
    If you want physical keys on your iphone, the BEST option is the Nuu minikey. Keys have back lighting, slider is solid, and it has a nice feel to it. All the BoxWave one's are just really poorly made. If you really want a keyboard case, look for a leather flip case with keyboard attachment. They are not as tick as the Nuu or BoxWave cases and you can easily use the phone without having a massive keyboard attached to it.


    Here are some alternatives I have found:

    TypeTop Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Case for iPhone 4 could be yours for 30 GBP

    NUU MiniKey Keyboard for iPhone 4/4S | NUU

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    Amazon.com: Dobi Design Apple iPhone 4 Bluetooth Keyboard Case with Stand: Computers & Accessories

    Spike: Real Keyboards and Protective Cases for the iPhone by Cody and Robert Solomon + SoloMatrix — Kickstarter
    07-25-2012 10:18 AM
  18. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    If you want physical keys on your iphone, the BEST option is the Nuu minikey. Keys have back lighting, slider is solid, and it has a nice feel to it. All the BoxWave one's are just really poorly made. If you really want a keyboard case, look for a leather flip case with keyboard attachment. They are not as tick as the Nuu or BoxWave cases and you can easily use the phone without having a massive keyboard attached to it.


    Here are some alternatives I have found:

    TypeTop Bluetooth Mini Keyboard Case for iPhone 4 could be yours for 30 GBP

    NUU MiniKey Keyboard for iPhone 4/4S | NUU

    inature

    Amazon.com: Dobi Design Apple iPhone 4 Bluetooth Keyboard Case with Stand: Computers & Accessories

    Spike: Real Keyboards and Protective Cases for the iPhone by Cody and Robert Solomon + SoloMatrix Kickstarter
    The newest version of the BoxWave that I know and that I have has backlit keys. It also has the most solid sliding mechanism. Based off of videos of course. But I am still interested in others.


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    07-25-2012 03:38 PM
  19. iLive an iLife's Avatar
    Metllica: Have you ever looked at this Kickstarter project: Spike: Real Keyboards and Protective Cases for the iPhone by Cody and Robert Solomon + SoloMatrix — Kickstarter

    These Spike cases look pretty interesting! The model "1" seems pretty useless since you physically have to take off the bottom of the case and flip it to use the keyboard. The "2" seems like it was well thought out, since the keyboard flips and docks right in the back of the case. Seems pretty handy. I was contemplating getting one, but I'm probably going to be upgrading to the iPhone 5 when it's available. Seeing as how the case most likely won't be compatible with the new phone, it seems like a waste.
    07-25-2012 06:54 PM
  20. metllicamilitia's Avatar
    Metllica: Have you ever looked at this Kickstarter project: Spike: Real Keyboards and Protective Cases for the iPhone by Cody and Robert Solomon + SoloMatrix Kickstarter

    These Spike cases look pretty interesting! The model "1" seems pretty useless since you physically have to take off the bottom of the case and flip it to use the keyboard. The "2" seems like it was well thought out, since the keyboard flips and docks right in the back of the case. Seems pretty handy. I was contemplating getting one, but I'm probably going to be upgrading to the iPhone 5 when it's available. Seeing as how the case most likely won't be compatible with the new phone, it seems like a waste.
    Yeah, I want one.


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    07-25-2012 10:33 PM
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