The Touchfire keyboard is a clear, surprisingly decent overlay for your iPad.
Hoping to use your iPad in place of your laptop? The stumbling block has always been the keyboard: onscreen keys lack the tactile feedback afforded by the real thing, and therefore tend to trip up touch-typists (who are now woefully mislabeled).
Of course, there are any number of keyboard cases and add-ons, but those add bulk and weight to your tablet. Isn't there some way to make the iPad's own keyboard more serviceable?
That's the idea behind the Touchfire, a silicon overlay that aims to provide enough tactile response that you can live with the iPad's QWERTY. Does it succeed? Yes and no.
The Touchfire can roll up into the Smart Cover when not in use.
Born on Kickstarter and made in the U.S., the Touchfire is not what I'd call eye-candy. Rather, it's a flimsy, sort of unappealing slice of clear rubber. Your first reaction will likely be: "I paid $50 for this?"
But dang if the thing doesn't work pretty well. It uses a clever combination of tabs and magnets to mount to the underside of the Apple Smart Cover, lifting ... [Read more]