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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

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