Now here’s a smart little idea by a Chinese guy that hasn’t become a real product yet but remains in its conceptual stage — a physical keyboard for the iPhone. Before you go scoffing at the idea, there are actually many people with fat fingers out there who never quite manage to type right on the iPhone.
Enter the SmartKeyboard, a physical keyboard with built-in magnets that is inspired by the iPad 2’s Smart Cover. It’s designed to fit snugly with the bottom of the iPhone, and can even be flipped to the back to serve as a triangular stand.
The gadget is the brainchild behind a guy called Jing Yang, a Palm enthusiast and animation master, who’s also one of the people behind the popular Sina Weibo app, Weico.
Watch the concept video for SmartKeyboard after the jump…
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