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Although Apple has made the screen larger on its latest line of iPhones, the keyboard is still small and difficult to use. One easy solution to that problem is an external keyboard.

The BoxWave Keyboard Buddy is a case for your iPhone 6 with a keyboard attached to the back. Simply slide out the keyboard tray and you’ll be typing away like a 14-year-old girl on a T-Mobile Sidekick.

The soft grip matte case is a form-fitting shell for the iPhone 6. It snaps onto the iPhone, leaving ports, controls, and features, including the camera, free and accessible. The Home button is exposed so there is no interference for using Touch ID.

The QWERTY 2.0 Bluetooth keyboard sits on a separate slide-out shelf that is housed on the backside of the case when not in use. The layout is designed with four rows of letters with a function key to switch over to numbers and symbols.

The space bar doubles as the on-screen keyboard activator, so you can call up or hide the iOS keyboard at any time. Additional Apple functions include pause, rewind, fast-forward, and playback in iTunes, screen brightness adjustment, Home screen return, and screen lock.

The keys are slightly raised to give a tactile feel and are designed to feel similar to a real keyboard with natural clicks. The keyboard is backlit so you can see what you are typing, even in a dimly lit room. There is a keyboard on/off switch so you can turn off the feature when not using it to conserve the battery.

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The rechargeable battery is juiced up using a micro-USB cable with an estimated two weeks between charges. It weighs 5.28 ounces, and does not add significant weight when you consider that it is one-inch thick.

The BoxeWave Keyboard Buddy comes in black and is available on Amazon for $60.50.

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