Want a Real Keyboard for Your iPhone? Check Out Spike


One of the things that kept me in the world of Blackberry for so long was the physical keyboard. I might not have been the fastest typist on it, but I was sure that it was better than what I would get from the iPhone. A few years now with the iPhone keyboard, I’ve gotten the hang of it—pretty much—and while I don’t long for a physical keyboard for my iPhone, a Kickstarter project called Spike would let me have it.

The idea with Spike (fully funded on Kickstarter and shipping soon) is that sometimes you might like a keyboard on your iPhone. The thing is most of the time you probably don’t so what do you do with the keyboard part for the most of the time? How about swing around to the back of the case?

“Spike” is a Kickstarter project (see here) that has received full funding and is expected to be available within the next few weeks. There’s a couple versions in production, one for the iPhone 4/4S and the other for the iPhone 5. The design of the keyboard looks incredibly similar to a BlackBerry keyboard and also has the same feel. It’s tucked away nicely in the back, then swivels on top of the iPhone when you want to use it for email/texting/notes. The case is made out of polyurethane and will add a bit of weight – plus clutter the design – of your iPhone, but will get the job done and is responsive. —Mobile Syrup


Although I don’t think I really need this, I have to say that the design does look cool and the video shows how it works pretty well:

From the looks of it, this isn’t a Bluetooth keyboard, but actually more like a capacitive stylus kind of a device. Neat idea.

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  • Erik


  • DERP

    They also make a faux antenna you can attach to the top of your phone.

  • JCT

    dumb might as well keep using virtual keyboard that takes less space, and will always work wont have to play with bluetooth

    • http://trishussey.com Tris Hussey

      It’s not a BT device, it goes over the regular on screen keyboard and looks like it uses capacitive tech to interact with it.

      • JCT

        that means less trouble, but also means its just cosmetic really so your phone looks more like blackberry, also lets say you press the number option by mistake and you dont look at screen just keyboard to type and they are all numbers and special characters then its like oh no its broken LOL

        • Moe22


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    for fags