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Should the iPhone Have a Physical Keyboard?


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Recently, someone asked me on Facebook if I felt the iPhone should have a physical keyboard. My answer, in short, is a resounding NO.

I am very grateful that my iPhone does not have a physical keyboard. You might remember that the first video I ever recorded about the iPhone was one stating my reasons for not wanting one. One of the biggest reasons was that it didn’t have a physical keyboard. However, I’ve never been able to type faster on a mobile device of any kind than what I do on my iPhone.

I don’t think the iPhone would be served well at all by having a physical keyboard attached to it. If you want to attach one yourself, go right ahead. I think that the trend is going to continue to remove these from as many smartphones as possible.

Don’t judge until you’ve had the chance to really use a virtual keyboard. I love that it corrects my text when I am typing. Can you see that happening with a physical keyboard? About 80% of the time, my phone knows what it is I was trying to type.

What are your thoughts? Do you miss having a physical keyboard if you no longer have one? Do you think more phones should stop including them?

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How to Carry a Keyboard in Your Pocket


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If you’re someone who wants a physical keyboard to use with your device, you might want to look at the Magic-Pro ProMini. It’s a full keyboard with a touchpad that actually rotates and works in either direction. It’s one of the only pieces of hardware that’s able to do that. It connects by way of a 2.4 GHz wireless network and will fit in your pocket!

The ProMini is a 3-in-1 multimedia wireless keyboard, which has a full keyboard (including function keys), a TouchPad and a laser pointer. It has a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery. It has a range of up to about 90 feet, and boasts backlit LED lights to help you see in poor lighting environments.

This little keyboard is a great addition to any device. I gotta say… it really is cool. You can lounge in bed and use it to control all of your media without having to get up or move around much. Heck, you can even use it to help you tweet while you’re sitting in a meeting and don’t want to LOOK like you’re tweeting on your phone.

If you know of other (similar) cool devices, let me know about them. I love testing out and featuring new things here in our community.

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