Do you love your new Apple iPhone 5 but wish that it had a slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard to make text messages and Facebook status updates that much easier? This case could be the perfect fit.
The MiniSuit iPhone 5 Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Case has two purposes. First, it can act as a protective case for your iPhone 5. Much more interesting is the second function, though, since it has an integrated slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Even though it’s physically there with your iPhone, it actually connects wirelessly via Bluetooth 2.0.
The net result is an iPhone 5 with a slide-out keyboard, giving you a similar form factor to what we saw with devices like the original Motorola DROID. There’s an on/off switch to conserve power, raised buttons for tactile feel, and even backlit illumination for typing in the dark. Standby time has been rated at 45 days and you can recharge the case/keyboard via the provided USB cable.
The MiniSuit iPhone 5 Keyboard Case is on sale on Amazon for $17.95, which is 48% off the regular price of $34.50. It’s eligible for Amazon’s super saver shipping, but you have to top up your order to $25 to qualify.