A couple of years ago, BoxWave introduced an iPhone 4 cover with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Now they are announcing the Keyboard Buddy for iPhone 5. This keyboard slides behind your phone until you need it. An integrated battery powers the Bluetooth keyboard for up to 2 weeks, and a power switch can turn the keyboard off when you don’t need it to maximize battery time. All ports and controls on the iPhone 5 are accessible while the case is on. BoxWave says the following improvements have been made to the Keyboard Buddy for iPhone 5: backlit keyboard; five rows of raised keys to make typing faster and more accurate than ever; improved button layout for a more intuitive typing experience; and a larger cutout for the Apple iPhone 5’s camera and flash. You can pre-order now at the web special price of $89.95 ($10 savings). Shipping begins October 26, 2012.
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