iPhone Accessory Adds Physical QWERTY Keyboard

What you should know

  • The Clicks keyboard accessory, developed by Clicks Technology, adds a physical QWERTY keyboard to iPhones. It is available for the iPhone 14 Pro, the iPhone 15 Pro, and the iPhone 15 Pro Max.
  • The Clicks case costs $139 for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro and $159 for the iPhone 15 Pro Max. The device owner simply slips his iPhone into the opening and plugs in the accessory to the handset’s charging/data transfer port.
  • The Clicks case supports MagSafe and wireless charging. The QWERTY on the accessory has keys for voice input, a numbers key, and offers access to iOS Shortcuts. Each key is backlit so the QWERTY can be used in the dark.
  • A decade ago, media personality Ryan Seacrest helped create the Typo, an accessory for the iPhone that also had a physical keyboard. However, it was criticized for looking too much like the QWERTY found on the BlackBerry Q10.

Full Story

The iPhone’s debut in 2007 signaled the end for physical keyboards on phones. Yet, a good number of iPhone users still yearn for a tangible QWERTY keyboard. Enter Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile) and Kevin Michaluk (Crackberry Kevin). These two tech media veterans co-founded Clicks Technology. Their creation? The Clicks keyboard accessory.

This nifty gadget is compatible with the iPhone 14 Pro, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max. Color choices? You’ve got “BumbleBee” yellow and “London Sky” gray/blue. The price tag reads $139 for the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro models. For the iPhone 15 Pro Max, it’s $159.

The iPhone 14 Pro Clicks is up for grabs now, with shipping kicking off on February 1st. The iPhone 15 Pro Clicks, also available now, will start shipping mid-March. Can’t wait for the iPhone 15 Pro Max Clicks? You can reserve one for $30, with shipping slated for early spring.

Using Clicks is a breeze. Just slide your iPhone into the slot, plug the accessory into the charging/data transfer port, and you’re good to go. The iPhone 14 Pro case features a Lightning plug, while the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max cases come with a USB-C plug.

This might ring a bell. About ten years ago, Ryan Seacrest, another media personality, launched Typo. This iPhone accessory also sported a physical keyboard. Priced at $99, Typo was initially designed for the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s. However, Seacrest’s design, which was based on his BlackBerry phone, resembled the QWERTY on the BlackBerry Q10 a bit too closely.

Clicks, on the other hand, features round, backlit keys, allowing for use in the dark. It draws power from the iPhone, so no need for an extra battery. The case supports MagSafe and wireless charging. The QWERTY keyboard includes keys for voice input and numbers, plus access to iOS Shortcuts.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynnhttps://www.phonesinsights.com
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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