You may remember back in March when Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboards were banned due to an injunction from phone maker BlackBerry. Unsurprisingly, the keyboard case was found to infringe on BlackBerry’s iconic keyboard design. It’s now 4 months later and we have the Typo 2.
The Typo team is hoping a few design changes made with Typo 2 will be enough to keep BlackBerry off their backs. It features a backlit physical keyboard with “Typo Smart Typing,” a battery indicator, a lock key (to prevent you from accidentally typing in your pocket), and a not-so-different design.
The design of the keyboard still very closely resembles the original Typo and BlackBerry keyboards. It will be interesting to see if BlackBerry attempts to file another lawsuit against the company. The keyboard also acts as a case and connects to your phone via Bluetooth. Surprisingly, Typo hasn’t provided many details about the case other than its price. The website fails to even mention what phones it’s compatible with, but it’s safe to assume it works with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.
Regardless, if you’re interested in purchasing the keyboard, pre-orders can be placed for $99 on Typo’s website. The keyboard is set to ship in September.
What do you think of the Typo 2? Do you think BlackBerry will file another lawsuit against the company? Let us know in the comments or Tweet me @DarrenLinkNPark.