Many people I know simply do not like attempting to type on the iPad for the same reason that several iPhone owners turned back to their Blackberry. They miss the ease of using a keyboard as you normally would. That's precisely why Steve Isaac and Brad Melmon of Seattle have come up with a thin, feather-weight device that puts the "touch" back into typing - TouchFire.
TouchFire makes typing on your iPad feel like using a normal keyboard. The silicone rubber keyboard is easy to type on, cushions your fingers and weighs less than an ounce.
It's ultra-thin and attaches to the inside of the iPad cover and folds up within the cover, so you can always keep TouchFire with your iPad without it getting in the way. It's so thin and transparent that you can even use the touch screen as you normally would and 'swipe' through it if you so desired. TouchFire fits right over the iPad keyboard and aligns itself magnetically.
Applies magnetically to position directly over the iPad keyboard:
Roll it down to use the whole screen:
It attaches easily to the iPad Smart Cover with two plastic clips:
If you don't have a SmartCover on your iPad, the TouchFire is easily stored in its handy case:
Steve Isaac and Brad Melmon, the brains behind TouchFire:
Patent Pending, Steve and Brad are presently requesting funding on kickstarter
A pledge of $45 will pre-order you the starter pack which contains a keyboard, a storage case and a pair of cover clips, all in black. Shipping is free in the U.S. Please add $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada, $25 for International shipping.
Help support this ingenious idea and buy one for yourself or a friend here.
TouchFire® is a registered trademark of TouchFire, Inc. Seattle, WA. All rights reserved. PATENT PENDING. Put the Touch Back into Typing™ and Screen-Top Keyboard™ are trademarks of TouchFire, Inc. iPad® is a registered trademark of Apple, Inc. Cupertino, CA.
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