updated 05:55 pm EST, Thu November 18, 2010
Doubles as a protective snap-on shell case
Boxwave has incorporated a low-profile, slide-out style Bluetooth keyboard into a protective case for the iPhone 4, giving it a capability usually associated with Blackberrys or Droids. The Keyboard Buddy case uses its own rechargeable battery and allows easy switching between "real" and on-screen keyboard as desired, for users who desire or require tactile feedback for their input.
The case is a form-fitting shell with a cut-out design for the touch screen and access to the normal iPhone 4 ports, cameras and controls. It features its own mini-USB port (and includes a cable) for charging the keyboard, which sports a charge duration of 45 days and has an on/off switch to conserve battery when not in use.
The Keyboard Buddy case for iPhone 4 is available in Jet Black and costs $70.