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  • Nuu Mini-key Turns iPhone 4 into a QWERTY Slider



    If you missed accessory maker Nuu's latest creation, chances are you'll be seeing a lot more of it in the coming weeks. Recently at IFA, the company unveiled a new iPhone 4 accessory that serves up a fully integrated keyboard. As the photos clearly illustrate, the Nuu Mini-key morphs your iPhone 4 into a QWERTY Slider.

    While no shortage of iPhone 4 owners (yours truly included) will find little interest in or use for the Mini-key, the accessory will be appealing to those who like their mobile devices to have "a slide out adjustable hinge" that, for the lack of a better description, transforms your iPhone into a flip phone replete with a physical keyboard, raised letter keys, and backlighting.



    From Mobile Mag:

    A potential game-changer for those who experience email and SMS frustrations with Apple touchscreens (it also makes video watching a hands-free experience).
    For now, this accessory - which has people either drooling or revolting depending on your iDevice preferences - doesn't really exist. The gadget unveiled at IFA in Berlin was simply a prototype. The "real deal" won't roll off assembly lines until late in the holiday shopping season. The cost? Roughly $70.

    Mobile Mag
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Nuu Mini-key Turns iPhone 4 into a QWERTY Slider started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 68 Comments
    1. kingosama's Avatar
      kingosama -
      Bye bye RIM.
    1. tuantime's Avatar
      tuantime -
      I've read on another site that it has it's own internal battery.
    1. neonsector's Avatar
      neonsector -
      mothership of gayness
    1. M4tt Dam0n's Avatar
      M4tt Dam0n -
      meh i bought a phone like that after i sold my 3gs while waiting for the iphone 4 and didnt really like it. i type much faster on the touch screen. the only advantage to buttons is if you get really used to it you can type without looking at the screen.
    1. that_girl's Avatar
      that_girl -
      Quote Originally Posted by infamoushack View Post
      this would be cool with SBRotator
      Yes indeed.
    1. IMIX's Avatar
      IMIX -
      Quote Originally Posted by neonsector View Post
      mothership of gayness
      AAHHHAAAHAAHAAA!!!

      yes!
    1. Aliquippakid's Avatar
      Aliquippakid -
      I hate qwerty keyboards on phones, but alot of people like them. I can picture someone running a android port with this thing attatched. Why can't I ever think of these million dollar ideas first?
    1. OleBayCrab's Avatar
      OleBayCrab -
      If you need a query board this bad, stick with blackberry or a driod. STUPID!
    1. dmero's Avatar
      dmero -
      Boy this is sad that people just can't get the hang of typing on the digital keypad of the iPhone. I'm ready for swype on the iPhone!
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      One word: ugly


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    1. Aliquippakid's Avatar
      Aliquippakid -
      Have you tried shapewrite. I think it's like swype in app store
    1. Dangerconsult's Avatar
      Dangerconsult -
      Whats wrong with typing on the iphone itself?

      Good design though.
    1. Daerid's Avatar
      Daerid -
      I have no use for it, but it would add those people that insist on a KB to our ranks
    1. MatrixTech's Avatar
      MatrixTech -
      I like the idea..would have to see and test in person before I buy.

    1. Dangerconsult's Avatar
      Dangerconsult -
      totally agree!
    1. Jahooba's Avatar
      Jahooba -
      If this had a little extra battery attached to it, it could appeal to people that are looking for an extended battery system. Typing on the iPhone isn't all that hard, but if this goes for the same price as an extended battery, why not?
    1. blind56's Avatar
      blind56 -
      According to the source, this thing does come with a small rechargeable internal battery, but doesn't say how it gets charged. As for myself though, I would get this along with my iPhone 4, mainly for the reason that you can text without looking at the screen. Although some previous posters do have a point, being that it does add extra size and it doesn't look exactly the greatest either.
    1. TheTXKid's Avatar
      TheTXKid -
      What about the amazing camera on the 4??? Won't this obese... THING block it? The ridiculously awesome 5-mgpx camera is half the reason to get a 4! If you want a qwerty board, get a Droid.

      Thumbs down.
    1. robertr1's Avatar
      robertr1 -
      The sliding keyboard doesn't look nice on an iphone. It's cool but it looks pretty bad.
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      This is what iControl Pad should have looked like.