Apple Stores to Begin Selling Typo Keyboard for iPad Air

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    Typo Innovations today announced that it will begin selling its iPad Air keyboard case at Apple Stores and through its website, according to Re/code. The announcement comes just two days after Typo reached a settlement with BlackBerry that will prevent it from selling Typo for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus due to its similar look and functionality as the physical keyboard found on most BlackBerry devices.

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    Typo for iPad Air is a detachable keyboard featuring built-in autocorrect technology and an adjustable stand, although unlike Typo for iPhone, the product enters a market crowded with multiple accessory makers that sell virtually identical keyboards. Typo retails for $189 in the United States and is compatible with both the original iPad Air and iPad Air 2. The company is also accepting pre-orders for an iPad mini version of the keyboard.

    Article Link: Apple Stores to Begin Selling Typo Keyboard for iPad Air
     
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    What a ****** product page they have lol
     
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    $189

    Hahahaaahaaaaaa, snif.
    Way too expensive. Haha
     
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    You want me to pay how much for what :0 for that price I hope the build quality is very very high!
     
  6. c0ppo macrumors 65816

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    189$? For a keyboard?
    Where do I sign up?
     
  7. caligomez macrumors regular

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    Whoever decided on the selling price is the one that is high.. :)
     
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    It looks nice and I like the backlit keys.

    But I'll just keep my Logitech ultrathin.
     
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    It's a great looking design, and it looks very functional--more so than a lot of the clamshell keyboard cases out there.

    But $189? Huge fail. It's not that much different or better than the competition. I'd consider it at half the price, which would put in a much more competitive price range.

    Yet another bad decision by Typo.
     
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    The keyboard case itself seems pretty nice, but there are 3 big blunders with this.

    The price- Just way too high. There are some great alternatives for literally half the price.
    The product page- I don't even need to explain it. Just look at it.
    The company name- You don't need to take a Marketing 101 class to understand why "Typo" is an extremely poor choice as a way to label your company.
     
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    Does anyone know of a cheaper alternative? I would like to get one similar for my iPad, but not terribly expensive. Thanks
     
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    You think Ryan Seacrest works for free?
     
  15. saintforlife macrumors 65816

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    If you can't beat them, join them. You think Apple is afraid of MSFT's Surface line? Here is your answer. I am sure this will be followed by the iPad Pro 12" model. But nothing will change if Apple doesn't update iOS for iPad to be more suitable for productivity tasks.
     
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    Clearly they are living up to their name -- they really meant that the price was $1.89. It was just a............... Type-o.
    o_O:p:D;):):cool:
     
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    Very elegant design, just way too expensive. What are they smoking!!??
     
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    Apple's afraid of the Surface line so a third party makes another (of many) keyboard for the iPad. Gotcha.
     
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    Agreed, it looks nice, but it won't sell at that price.
     
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    $189? Hmmmm. . .
    Nah

    It's a nice keyboard but not worth the price for my use.
    I guess most of that money is going to replace what they are about to lose to Blackberry.
     
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    Microsoft will eventually sue because it, "looks too much like a surface keyboard"
     
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    I bet apple will rebrand this combo as the ipad surface pro 4
     
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    My $60 Logitech ultrathin fell apart (turns out the sticker on the back side is a key structural component). Replaced with $10 Kensington Keycover and I'm happy. Can't fathom dropping almost $200 for a keyboard. To each their own.
     
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    I also like my Logitech Ultrathin, but the lack of a palm rest is annoying.
     
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    Everyone seems to think that the Ultrathin from Logitech is great and it costs only $89.
    Not sure what makes this Typo model worth $100 more.
     

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