Are you a iPhone 4/4s user that switched from Blackberry? If you still have the itch for a good physical keyboard for your iPhone then you are in luck. Spike brings to you a full QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode built right into a case. The Seattle-based Kickstarter project just launched with a pledge goal of $75,000.
Spike uses what is called a patent pending “TypeSmart keyboard technology” measuring just under ¼ inch thick. And it does not require Bluetooth or use any external power source.
There are 3 versions of the Spike to choose from:
Spike 1: Is the basic version of the keyboard and case combo available in Pitch Black or Ice White. The design is more of a reversible style casing, the bottom half you can turn over to use the keyboard when needed and turn it back to put it away. The keyboard itself you can actually flip off screen if you need to quickly use the full screen.
Spike 2: Is a premium model with a stainless steel style band around the case that matches the style of the iPhone. The keyboard itself is on a 360-degree hinge that you can pull from the back of the case to use without having to transform the case like the Spike 1. It will also be available in Pitch Black or Ice White.
Spike 3: Is a Limited Edition of Spike 2 that currently comes in Neutron Gray and KickStarter Green, with the option to put an engraving on the back of the case.
The minimum pledge to receive a Spike is just $20 with free shipping in the US, but it can go up to $150 depending on which model of the Spike you would like to get.
Support for the next iPhone?
If you are thinking about supporting this but will be upgrading to the next iPhone when it comes out, then no need to worry. If you pledge with one of the future proof options which are currently $40 or $90 then you will be covered for the next iPhone as well.
Funding of the project ends on August 11
If you want more information and like to support this project, visit Spike on Kickstarter.