Miss using a physical keyboard? Or want one for your iPhone? Ryan Seacrest apparently did, so he invested $1 million into the company The Typo Keyboard, which is set to debut their new physical keyboard case at 2013 CES in Las Vegas.
According to Kara Swisher from AllThingsD, Seacrest, one of the founders of the company, has invested over $1 million to get this project off the ground:
While the company declined to discuss funding, sources said that Seacrest and his co-founder have invested over $1 million, and expect to invest more than $5 million, with future keyboard products in development.
The story goes Seacrest was tired of carrying two phones—one for typing and an iPhone for everything else. So two years later, we now have The Typo Keyboard case, which looks like a BlackBerry keyboard attached to the bottom of your iPhone. The keyboard is backlit and connects to your iPhone via Bluetooth.
The case is taking pre-orders for $99 for the iPhone 5 and 5S version, expected to ship in January 2014. Check out the demo video below:
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