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The iPad virtual keyboard can be a touchy issue. Cold, flat glass just isnt as engaging as chunky, tactile real keys. Well, the iPad is about to get a lot more physical when a new silicone rubber overlay hits the market.
The project has hit a nerve with the iPad community. With 40 days left to go on fundraising, it has already exceeded its $10,000 goal nearly four times over.
Kickstarter projectTouchFireis adding some meat to the iPad keyboard with a screen-top overlay that makes the virtual keys pop out into the real world.
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A $45 pledge will get you a basic TouchFire pack when it comes out. If you really want to get crazy with it, you could pick up an ultra-slimSkinny Keyboard Caseand a Touchfire and blow your mind with new typing options.
The TouchFire uses the iPads built-in magnets to snap into position.
The super-thin accessory is alsoSmart Cover-compatible. Its flexible enough to tuck in when you close it up and to hang on underneath when you roll it back.
Silicone rubber screen-top keyboard overlay being pitched on Kickstarter promises to put some tactile feedback into the iPad typing experience.