iPhone/iPod Touch Keyboard

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by w00t951, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. w00t951 macrumors 68000

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    Don't you think that it would be nice if there was a keyboard for the iPod Touch/iPhone? It would have its own batteries, and the keyboard could be one of those fold-up travel ones. The iPhone is nice for web browsing, but then the virtual keyboard is a pain to use in long messages, even the landscape one. I think that it would be a nice accessory, because then you wouldn't really need a netbook, just an iPhone or iPod plus the foldup keyboard. Plus, there are nice office productivity suites out there, so I a separate keyboard would really help to bring the iPhone one step closer to being a computer.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Except it's a phone.

    I wouldn't want to carry around an external keyboard.
     
  3. shaunymac macrumors 6502

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    I dont even understand the idea behind it. If it pains you to type out a long message, find a computer or simply call someone since you have a phone within the iPhone.

    Exactly how would you hold the phone and then type one a keyboard at the same time? Ex. Riding in a car, train, subway....It just doesn't seem that grand to me.
     
  4. pnyc macrumors 6502

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    I guess it would be nice to have that option for the people who want it/need it. On the other hand it might not be worth it to any one manufacturer to develop/produce one as due to the way most people use iPhones/iPods there seams to be little interest in external keyboard solutions.
     
  5. Pagga macrumors 6502

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    This idea immedeately shifts you over to the "Other phones" marked.
    Iphone with keyboard = not an Iphone
     
  6. UniPro macrumors regular

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. But why is this in the Macbook Pro section?
     
  7. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    I was going to mention it, but you already did?
     
  8. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, the Mac Rumors link is the Macbook Pro/Powerbook forum so I just post everything in here.
     
  9. PolySciSurfer macrumors 6502

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    Stop posting in the wrong section! :mad:
     
  10. airplaneman macrumors 6502a

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    ?
     
  11. designgeek macrumors 65816

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    That's a terrible excuse. Although I wouldn't mind one for home use but I can't think of a good reason to use it.
     
  12. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    What link? THIS is the forums. Find the appropriate subforum for your topics and post there.
     
  13. mikes70mustang macrumors 68000

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    Guess thats why everyone posts everything in this forum.
     
  14. w00t951 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's right. I'm just too lazy to change the link in my bookmark to just Mac Rumors, not the Macbook Pro/Powerbook Forums. TEEHEE!!!
     
  15. big-blue-wolf macrumors regular

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    No. :rolleyes:
     
  16. fireman13 macrumors 6502

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    I'm with you on this. The iphone's main purpose is to be a phone. Granted it does a lot more than that but it's still a mobile phone. It's not meant to take the place of a computer. Its great at typing small emails, texting and surfing, but not typing full letters and documents.

    The small screen alone should be enough reason why its not a replacement for a computer.
     

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