An iPhone accessory that will delight nostalgics: a physical keyboard with buttons
January 7, 2024

An iPhone accessory that will delight nostalgics: a physical keyboard with buttons

Users of the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max models get another option to upgrade their devices, especially if they are nostalgic for the times when fewer things were virtual, such as a physical keyboard with buttons. It is she who presents a new accessory for the iPhone, which is officially called the Clicks Creator Keyboard, and will be available at a starting price of $193.

Although virtual keyboards have long since replaced physical ones on phones, there is still a desire to click on real keys. If you're a person who wants to go back to physical keyboards, Clicks Technology has done its best to make it possible.

The new iPhone accessory, the physical keyboard, is designed as a phone case, at the bottom of which there is a QWERTY keyboard that you can use to type messages, make notes or edit documents, without having to open the virtual keyboard that takes up half the screen.

The company Clicks Technology, which introduced this product, was founded by Michael Fisher, also known as MrMobile, who is behind the YouTube channel of the same name. His product, in addition to providing a physical feeling when typing, also offers some phone shortcuts. For example, pressing CMD and H takes you back to the home screen, and you can use the Space key to scroll down web pages.

The buttons are also backlit to make them easier to use in darker environments. This iPhone accessory doesn't use Bluetooth to connect to the phone, but Lightning or the new USB-C port on the aforementioned Apple phones.

The good thing is that you can charge your phone while the keyboard is still attached. According to the company's claims, this physical keyboard consumes a minimal amount of phone power, but should not be exposed to water as it does not have an IP certification for water resistance.

If you're interested in something like this, this nostalgic accessory for the iPhone is available for orders from $139 to $159 on the company's website, and it comes in two colors: BumbleBee (yellow) and London Sky (grey). Clicks technology says it plans to support AZERTY and other button layouts as needed, and is open to a physical keyboard version for Android devices.