Hot new gear
What is it? Slide the built-in button on the back of the case and a tactile keyboard emerges right there in front of you on the screen – raised bumps to guide your fingers to the correct keys. This lets you type in a much more natural way, pounding out your next masterpiece of prose by touch, rather than having to stare pointedly at your iPad’s graphical keyboard. When’s it due? Pre-order now (ships to the USA in summer 2015, UK release TBC). Why are we excited? Seeing those little bumps pop up out of nowhere is almost magical. It’s a simple idea, but one with an awesome mystique. It’s available for the iPad mini, with an iPhone 6 Plus version in the works. Vote for devices the Phorm should be developed for on its website.
The world is full of cases and stands of a distinctly average flavour, which is why the Phorm caught our eye so much