An interesting device is promising to bring a new typing experience to the iPad mini. Named Phorm, think of it as basically a special case for the smaller tablet.
When a lever on the back of the case is engaged, a small amount of fluid appears on the screen protector and creates a tactile feel to the keys. It can be disengaged at any time.
It doesn’t require any battery power and doesn’t need a companion app to use.
Here’s a promo video about the Phorm. Click here if you can’t see it.
While the final product will retail for $150, you can preorder the Phorm now for $99. Shipping is estimated some time this summer. Buyers can select from two different colors.
The company is also allowing interested customers to sign up for a waitlist for the iPhone 6 Plus version.
I think the Phorm definitely sounds interesting, especially for the smaller iPad mini.
While there are a number of great keyboard cases for the larger iPad Air 2, the market is different for the mini. Most keyboard cases are small and cramped. But the Phorm could allow users to actually type quickly and accurately. I’m looking forward to trying it out.
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