Look at this tiny iOS keyboard, just look at it


iOS-compatible Bluetooth keyboards are a dime a dozen these days, and it's hard to get excited about any kind of new typing accessory when so many of them look like direct clones of each other. The TextBlade is -- as its creator WayTools describes -- "an entirely new class of touch-typing device." It's hard to argue with that.

The TextBlade is a tiny, fold-out, full-sized set of QWERTY keys that have full travel and mimic the mechanical feel of a desktop keyboard. The keys themselves are arranged on a pair of bars that magnetically connect to each other and the space bar section that doubles as the battery. WayTools claims a one-month battery life on a full charge and a quick-charge feature that offers three days of battery life with a charge of less than 10 minutes.

The TextBlade is so far removed from anything I've seen before that at first I assumed it had to be a concept that was nowhere near a retail debut, but it's apparently available for order right now for delivery by March. We'll be attempting to get our hands on one ASAP for a review, so stay tuned.