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Touch Typing Arrives on iPad Via Touchfire Keyboard

By March 12, 2013

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Touchfire Keyboard

Tablets and keyboards have a love-hate relationship, with keyboards adding functionality, often at the cost of taking away what makes a tablet a tablet. A wireless keyboard with a dock turns the tablet into a desktop PC, while keyboard cases turn them into a laptop with a touchscreen. Microsoft tried to solve the problem with a keyboard cover, but even that solution requires the user to be sitting at a desk or table to get the full benefit.

Perhaps no solution will be perfect, but Touchfire is taking aim at the problem. The Touchfire keyboard is made of high-performance silicone rubber and sticks to your iPad screen via magnets. The Touchfire keyboard is a cover for the on-screen keyboard, allowing you to get the feel of touch typing while using the iPad's native keyboard. This also means no fiddling with Bluetooth settings to get the keyboard to work.

The Touchfire keyboard is designed to easily slip into place, using the iPad's built-in magnets to help align the keyboard. The keyboard supports the special features of the iPad's on-screen keyboard, such as holding a key down to get special characters, and allows you to swipe through the keyboard when needed.

Sound cool? Check out the YouTube video for Touchfire

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