Wish your Galaxy S 4 had a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? There’s an accessory for that

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I remember loving my original DROID”s slide-out keyboard and thinking that I would never buy a phone without one. Well things changed, and more importantly screen sizes have gotten big enough that touch typing isn’t an issue anymore. Still, there are some that love having a QWERTY keyboard, but also want the latest and greatest high end phone. Now you can have both with this new case for your Galaxy S 4.

This case features a full slide-out Bluetooth QWERTY keyboard. It’s backlit so you can still type in the dark, and has dedicated buttons for Home, Search, and Play/Pause. The keyboard can even act as a kickstand when you want to watch movies. The 280mAh battery will give you 8 hours of typing or 45 days of standby time. The good news is that it can be charged with the same micro USB cable as your phone. It’s priced at $79.99 and is available now.

Hit the break for the full list of features and specs along with the link for ordering.

Features:

  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Specialized keys (Home, Search, Play/Pause Buttons) to enhance user-friendliness
  • Adjustable Stand Function Conveniently Adjust from 0 – 90 degree
  • Detachable Hard Shell Case
  • Form-fitting shell design ensures perfect fit
  • Full Coverage Protection
  • Excellent Key Sensitivity
  • Tilts upright

Specifications:

  • Bluetooth Version: v3.0
  • Operating Voltage: 3.7v
  • Battery Capacity: Lithium 280mAh
  • Charging Time: 2 hours
  • Working Time: 8 hours
  • Standby time: 45 days
  • Transmit Range: 3 meters
  • Product Size: 5.46in x 2.87in x 0.86in

Package Contents:

  • Bluetooth Slideout Keyboard
  • Micro USB Charging Cable
  • User Manual

source: hypercel


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.


  • GraveUypo

    i’d buy that for my s3. i think…

  • Kary

    My wife would like that. I wonder how well it works as a case?

  • BillIdol

    I don’t have an S4, do they make one for the Galaxy Note 2?

  • Rob Watkins

    I want one of these for my Droid Razr Maxx HD!!! I miss a physical keyboard so much.

  • http://www.friv10.co/ friv 10

    Galaxy S 4 had a slide-out QWERTY keyboardist, have can which is a new point for line this product.

    • James Gray

      Totally!

  • Sofian

    There’s a presentation video in YouTube.

  • Jonathan

    I have bought this product for my phone and I would like to state that it fails miserably as a keyboard despite having several nice little features to it.

    If you notice, Esc, which functions as your back key, is right next to Q, that little lock key next to A is actually the command to turn your screen on and off, your search/browser key is right next to your backspace, and that shift key that there’s only one of? Yeah, you have to hold that down to capitalize anything. Even Q, A, and Z which it is right beneath.

    If you notice, all of the keys are incredibly close together. For some that wouldn’t be an issue since I’ve seen QWERTY pads that don’t have separate keys, but there are also no braille bumps on F and J, something like 95% of all western keyboards have, and one of the most important parts of tactile typing.

    For those of you concerned about size, it makes your phone nearly an inch thick, making it quite the behemoth. That doesn’t personally bother me, as I like to have a phone I can hold on to, but apparently, with how phones are marketed, thin is a serious selling point.

    As for the pros? It comes with a nice protective case made out of a semi-soft plastic that I wager would deaden even the highest average drops (4-6 feet) quite effectively. It also protects your camera from slate tables and other abrasive surfaces you might set it on. That is very nice, but you can buy cases that are just as effective at protecting your phone for a much lower price. It also works quite well as a little TV stand for your phone allowing you to set it on a surface to watch it, pretty cool, but again, the reason you would buy this in the first place (a keyboard) is voided by the fact that the keyboard is basically junk. Download Swiftkey if you want to type without looking.

    • amanda

      Push the caps button. You don’t have to hold shift.

    • Marcel4x4

      As for the keyboard usage itself the only thing that annoys me is the LOCK key i often accidently click on instead of another key close to it, which turns the screen off.

  • http://www.yepi10.net/ yepi 10

    Wish your Galaxy S 4 had a slide-out QWERTY keyboard? There’s an accessory for that. i think i need this iformation

  • Ludwig Eka Sugiri

    I used to be a qwerty fan, so I bought one an i9500 model from ebay for my S4. It looks exactly like the above image. I am disappointed. I don’t recommend the slideout keyboard for S4. It makes your S4 very thick and heavy. It doesn’t suit the purpose, the look and the feel. Initially I imagined that my day to day typing would be easier and faster but I was wrong. The qwerty for S4 feels clumsy.
    You don’t need qwerty for S4 because the default S4 auto suggestion to type your sentences is very smart, you don’t need to type with qwerty so much.

  • Marcel4x4

    I do really love using this keyboard. It makes typing a lot easier.

    I do have some complaints about it:
    1. The camera flash is blocked with the keyboard on. They could have simply made the hole bigger for this. You can make pictures with the keyboard on (but open) as long as you don’t need the flash.
    2. The quality is not so good, it breaks to quickly.
    3. The case itself offers little to no protection and you can’t use it combined with regular protection cases (if anyone knows any that do please let me know).

    I once dropped my phone on pavement (it landed on the top right corner) and the screen broke (did still work but huge cracks). Lucky I had it insured.
    I did have a screen protector, but that didn’t work as that didn’t cover the edges.

    The quality of the keyboard is not that good. After about half a year the connection between the keyboard and the phone cover broke. I fixed this by glueing them together (so to remove the phone I since then to take the phone out of the cover).

    Now almost a year after purchase the USB connector broke and I can no longer charge it. When I use the joint to tilt the keyboard there is a cracking noise as its going to break soon.
    Looks like a have to get a replacement. :(

    I do really love the fact that it exists and the way it works. Would certainly buy it if Samsung (or another quality company) made something like this for an S4 with good quality. And maybe a bit thinner, although for me the thicker phone is a worthy sacrifice for having a keyboard.
    Or maybe they should be bringing back true sliding keyboard phones? There certainly is a market for it.

    There are a few slider phones available in the US. Unfortunatly for me none of them made it to Europe and importing is a risk because the US en Europe use diffirent network types and guaranty will probably be a problem.

    I will probably buy this keyboard again, simply because there isn’t anything else.

    I am happy that this exists. Just with the quality would be better, the case would give more protection to the phone and the camera flash wouldn’t have been blocked.