Many have tried and failed to offer a good qwerty keyboard for the iPhone. Spike might be the best attempt yet. Developed by SoloMatrix, Spike turns a physical QWERTY keyboard into part of a protective case so that it doesn’t stand out and bulk things up too much.
It comes in 3 versions. Spike1 has a keyboard that rotates to the back, leaving a slight bulge. Spike2 lets you store the QWERTY in the back, flush with the body of the iPhone. Spike3 is an aluminum body special edition.
The project is being funded via Kickstarter. So far they have 169 backers and almost $16,000 of the $75,000 goal. If you like this design, there are 34 days left to help out. Spike1 will retail for $35 and a $20 pledge will get you the unit for the iPhone in black. Pledge $25 and you can get the Spike1 in black or white. $40 or more gets you the Spike2 version which will retail for $60.
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