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TABLSKIN 2 overlay helps speed up iPad typing

updated 02:45 pm EDT, Tue September 6, 2011

Plastic skin enables touch typing without looking

South Korea-based TABLSKIN has introduced an accessory for the iPad that could replace optional attachable keyboards. The TABLSKIN 2.0 is a plastic template that is placed over the iPad's virtual keyboard and physically outlines each of the virtual keys. The skin provides a tactile sense of where each key is positioned, enabling touch typing without looking at the screen.

As just a small, temporary add-on, it can come with the iPad without occupying significantly more space, like a dedicated external keyboard.

The company is selling the iPad TABLESKIN 2 for $18 on eBay. The company plans on launching skins for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 models later this year.

by MacNN Staff



  1. Gazoobee

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no offence

    to the manufacturer or to those that like this but this does *not* "enable touch typing." You can't touch type on a sub-size keyboard, period. The iPad keyboard even in landscape is just not the right size, tactile feedback or no.

  1. Bobfozz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    See Samsung????

    Even from your own country here is a company with innovation unlike you.

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