Get BlackBerry Nostalgia With This iPhone Keyboard Attachment
At some point in time, many of us owned or wanted a BlackBerry phone. And now, you can get a BlackBerry keyboard for your iPhone with real buttons. A new Clicks case with a hardware keyboard for recent iPhone Pro models is launching at CES 2024.
The iPhone launched in 2007, marking the shift from physical keyboards to on-screen keyboards. Clicks Technology, took to Instagram to show off its nostalgic Clicks Keyboard. It resembles the bottom of a BlackBerry silhouette. The unibody silicon case houses the keyboard accessory, seamlessly attaching to an iPhone through either a lightning port or USB-C, depending on the model. This setup allows for complete QWERTY keyboard functionality.
The attachment is yellow and gray, acting as a plug-and-play smart case with no Bluetooth connection required. They also mention that the keyboard has no battery of its own and adds no additional weight to your phone. Those using the attachment can still charge their phones with the attachment with a pass-through port on the bottom with no case removal required. They also added a backlight feature to the attachment.
Clicks attachment shortcuts.
The Clicks attachment also supports IOS shortcuts and voice-to-text. Users can press “CMD + H” to hit the home screen or “CMD + Space” to open Search, among other functions. According to their post, the physical debut of the attachment will take place at CES 2024.
The Clicks Keyboard starts at $139 for the iPhone 14 size, as mentioned in the Clicks video announcement. “We’re not just replicating what’s gone before. This is a keyboard made for the iPhone,” Michael Fischer, co-founder of Clicks explains. He points to the keyboard’s number format; where the original BlackBerry keyboard placed numbers 0-9 in the traditional dial pad format on the left-hand side, the Clicks Keyboard mirrors the IOS layout and lines them out on top.
The Consumer Electronics Show or CES is an annual trade show where the latest in technology is announced and presented.
The Clicks keyboard is available now at Clicks Technology’s website.