If you’re as slow and error-prone as I am with touchscreen typing on your iPhone, this new gadget might be just the thing. While the NUU MiniKey certainly isn’t the first add-on keyboard for the iPhone, it does look nicer than other entries into the category, and has a couple of nice bonus features.
The NUU MiniKey adds slide-out keys to your iPhone 4, with a full QWERTY tactile keyboard, which connects via Bluetooth. The gadget snaps neatly around the back of your iPhone, and even has a thoughtful cutout for your camera and flash.
I also like how the keyboard is backlit and offers some additional niceties like a “cmd” shortcut key that lets you quickly select, cut, copy and paste among other things. There’s also a convenient toggle switch which lets you decide between on-screen and tactile keyboard modes. There’s also a “fn” key which lets you easily access special characters.
Here’s a short video showing off the MiniKey in action as well as how to juice it up: