If you are an iPad guy and want to dump your laptop or netbook for the awesome tablet, I totally understand your feeling. But there is just one problem. When the iPad was originally announced back in January 2010, most of the people who were interested in the device debated that the iPad is going to be a content consumption device more than an content creation device. The reason is the software keyboard it has, which makes all the typing work a bit uncomfortable. Dont you think so?
But now, there is some hope for that. TouchFire is a new iPad keyboard accessory made out of silicon. This is part of the Kickstarter project. This little keyboard gives you haptic feedback when you use it with your iPad. All you have to do is put this keyboard on your iPad, over the software keyboard and start typing. That is all you have to do.
TouchFire was one of the most challenging design problems Brad has ever tackled. On one hand, TouchFire had to be thin, light and flexible enough to live in the iPad’s cover. On the other hand, TouchFire’s keys had to provide the proper force resistance to allow people to rest their fingers and type naturally. Brad figured out how to do this by inserting a series of micro-structures inside each key. You can’t feel these micro-structures, but they contain carefully designed walls that provide the proper force resistance no matter how your finger strikes a key.
The keyboard is so thin and light that you dont even feel if you have something under you fingers except the iPad. If you want to try it, you can pre-order the standard kit today for $45. If your budget is more than that, you can get the same package with some additional features.