Project Title: TouchFire: The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad
Status: Funded and my backer reward arrived
Closing Date for Funding: December 13, 2011
URL of the Project: Find it here.
From the Creatives:
TouchFire makes your iPad feel like a normal keyboard! TouchFire puts the “touch” back into typing on an iPad. You can now feel where the keys are and rest your fingers on the home row, so you can type as fast and accurately as you can on a laptop. You can even type without looking at the screen. TouchFire cushions your fingers as you type, something both touch-typists and two-finger typists really appreciate. Typing on an iPad is no longer a pain!
TouchFire is ultra-thin and weighs less than an ounce. It attaches to the inside of the iPad cover and folds with the cover, so you can always keep TouchFire with your iPad without it getting in the way.
Who at Gear Diary Backed It: Dan along with 2095 others backed
At What Level Did We Back: $45-
Congratulations, you’ve just pre-ordered the TouchFire Standard Pack! It contains a keyboard, a storage case and a pair of cover clips, all in black. Shipping is free in the U.S.
Why We Backed It: It looked like an interesting approach to solving the problem some people have with the onscreen keyboard.
How’s Communication From the Creatives Been?: Good but at times a bit too frequent and detailed
What Has the Experience Been: I have no complaints about the process but some have been frustrated by the delays
Would You Recommend this Kickstarter Project?:No! Here’s why…
What I Like: Sad to say, after all four of the editors tried it there really isn’t much we can find to actually like about this product other than the fact that I like the case it came in
What Needs Improvement: We didn’t find it worked all that well; The magnets don’t hold as well as we wanted; If you use fast app switching this is going to get in the way; Only works in landscape; Carly found it to look and feel unfinished; for $50 you can almost buy an Apple keyboard… If you don’t like typing on the screen do that.