There are some people for whom the whole touchscreen experience will never work. They find it difficult to type, navigate or interact on the shiny surfaces…for these folk nothing will ever completely replace the joy and convenience of a really tactile keypad. We’re looking at you specifically Blackberry users, but there are more out there…hiding.
Luckily there are an increasing number of options coming onto the market, and this Bluetooth Sliding Keyboard for the Samsung Galaxy S4 is one of them. The product is actually more like a phone case with a keypad attached, but it doesn’t really matter, because the end result is you ditch the on-screen keyboard and enter you text in glorious tap-o-vision. Ahh…bliss.
The keyboard is battery powered, and can support ‘120 hours continuously typing’ (good luck with that mate!) after a four hour recharge. It’s a full QWERTY keyboard, and because it’s Bluetooth there’s no need for any cables to connect. We haven’t had hands on with this product, so we can’t tell how it functions ergonomically, but we’re guessing you shouldn’t expect to achieve any amazingly fast typing speeds on it. Priced at $30.95. KTHXBAI.