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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.

What do you think of this keyboard case for iPhone 6? Let us know in the comments below.

  • jaysoncopes

    Gee whiz, #TBT to my old slide phone.

    • Josh

      Don’t worry. Slow news weekend days as always.

      • Manuel Molina

        Slow news is better than no news.

      • Depends on what the news is.

  • Chetan

    Lol.. It reminds me of my old Nokia N97..

    • ‘Ariff

      more like the Nokia 6760s man that phone was the bomb.

  • JayDee917

    Would make more sense on the iPhone 6 Plus since it works better in landscape mode.

    • Utrarunner5

      will LittleBrother you can have the same effect on iPhone 6

  • leart

    deja vu?

    • Tobias9413

      You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

      • leart

        Wikipedia – Déjà vu: is the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past, regardless of whether it has actually happened

      • Tyler Smith

        so… not what you showed.. k thanks bye

      • leart

        Bye

      • boscotherock

        I think you mean “redundant” …

      • leart

        how about this?

  • Logan

    Are the keys big enough as to not defeat the purpose of a hardware

  • pzp1997

    Considering that the phone itself is only 0.27in thick, I would say that 1in is relatively bulky…