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Phorm is the tactile keyboard tablet case of our dreams

by Jacob Kleinman | February 12, 2015February 12, 2015 9:00 pm PDT

If you spend a lot of time working on a tablet you may feel the need for something beyond that standard touchscreen keyboard. Adding a physical keyboard is always an option if you don’t mind the extra bulk, but one company is offering a tactile typing experience that could blow the competition out of the water.

Phorm looks like a typical iPad case, but it does so much more. Created by Tactus Technology, the new accessory adds small physical bumps that sit on top of your digital keyboard for a more tactile experience that can be turned on and off with the flick of a switch. It may sound like magic, but Phorm actually uses tiny amounts of fluid built into a thin panel that sits on top of your iPad.

After years of testing and teasing, Tactus is finally offering eager fans the chance to pre-order a case for the iPad mini today for $99, while the official price at launch will jump to $149. The company says it’s also working on Phorm cases for the iPad Air and iPhone 6 Plus. There’s even an Android tablet in development that features the same technology built in, though who knows when or if that will actually be available.

For now you can head to Phorm’s website via the source link below to pre-order your own iPad mini case, or check out this video more info on this impressive new technology.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...