typo 2

Remember the Typo—the keyboard case for the iPhone 5/5s? It garnered quite a bit of attention when it launched late last year, thanks in part to its celebrity co-founder Ryan Seacrest and the unsurprising lawsuit lodged against it by BlackBerry.

We hadn’t heard much from the company since March, when it was hit with a preliminary injunction for allegedly infringing BlackBerry’s keyboard patent. But it’s back this week with a redesigned Typo 2 keyboard case for all late-model iPhones…

It seems fairly obvious that the Typo 2 is a response to the BlackBerry infringement suit. The design of the keyboard has been completely revamped, and looking at the product’s website, it talks about the accessory like the first Typo never existed.

Typo 2 was born out of a desire for efficiency. For several years, many of our friends and colleagues carried two phones: one for typing and correspondence and an iPhone for virtually everything else. One night, we were out to dinner and both had our phones on the table.

Two people, four phones! We looked at each other and thought there was an easy solution to the problem, a keyboard for the iPhone. After ordering every iPhone keyboard available, we realized that there was no solution that worked well.

That’s when we decided to take matters into our own hands and Typo 2 was born. After nearly two years of development, engineering, testing and feedback, we have created Typo 2 , an indispensible business tool that busy people simply can’t live without.

Here’s a front and back look at the device:

typo 2 1

The Typo 2 adds just under a quarter of an inch in thickness to your iPhone 5/5s and 3/4 inches in length. The keyboard tech is called TYPOTouch, which is apparently patented, and it features white LED-backlit keys and a built-in lithium battery.

If you’re interested, the Typo 2 costs $99 and is now available for pre-order. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like it’ll begin shipping until mid-September, which is right around the time that Apple is expected to unveil the larger, redesigned iPhone 6.

  • iDB

    Probably the worst iPhone accessory ever made

    • Anthony Antunez

      What about that $300+ camera/keyboard abomination that Will.I.Am created?

      • TonyVee73

        Never seen it. I gotta Google that.

      • I totally forgot all about that one! That is by far the worst ever made. I actually thought this looked kinda cool.. A very loose “kinda” lol

  • Willie

    I don’t want my iPhone to look like a remote control

  • Still looks like a Blackberry keyboard.

  • M Last

    where is my home key?:))

    • Bottom left?

      • AndroidDogHeatandSteelersFan

        bad placement lol

  • onesimpleclik

    $99? They’re dreaming.

  • mwpitt52

    Now you know what the iPhone 6 will look like.

  • Truffol

    Why not save the R&D effort for an iPhone 6 keyboard case? They’ll have more width for bigger buttons anyway…

  • Matt

    Imagine how tall your phone would be

    • sosarozay300

      its not that much taller, its like the bottom bezel twice

      • Matt

        Oh… I was imagining half the screen 😀

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  • vivalaivsca

    This is so sick. I miss my Palm Treo, I love it i love it i love it.

  • Parth Patel

    I don’t know if anybody want a physical keyboard these days.

  • felixtaf

    Why not Jus buy a Q10 for ~250$ as a second phone to show your love for BB than this 99$ useless accessory!

    • Agreed

    • onesimpleclik

      ^ This. You’d be better having a real Blackberry, than this shitty case.

  • Hi, I’m typo 2 case and I’d like to make the already long iPhone 5 even longer so that you can have a blackberry-esk physical keyboard. Oddly enough my keys are still small and you’ll still have quite a few typos.
    PS. You will also love the fact I moved your home button to the bottom left of me.

  • Dan Alexander

    I so want this.