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TYPO Keyboard case for iPad Air

Client: TYPO Innovations LLC

Typo Keyboard for iPad Air combines a protective case with an adjustable stand and a remarkably thin Bluetooth keyboard. It was created with a single goal in mind — to create a better typing experience on an iPad. We took the world’s best tablet and made it even better by bridging the gap between tablet and laptop, and wrapping it with an integral protective case.
There are several iPad keyboard products in the market. Most of them have one or few fixed viewing angles. None of them has detachable keyboard. We recognize that people want to adjust the viewing angle freely for typing. The only way to achieve that kind of movement is to design it from inside out. So we collaborated with a world renounce hinge manufacture to develop a proprietary micro friction hinge. It is super small but has the torque value that could hold up the iPad securely at any angles. It allows us to differentiate the Typo keyboard from all the other competitions. We stay honest with the material selection. Aluminum is used for the stand because it could withstand the tremendous torque force generated by the friction hinge. Other material will deform and fail in such condition. The aluminum stand is tug inside the case. Nothing is protruded so it is smooth all around.


iF International Forum Design iF Design Award 2016, The Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award 2015, Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen e.V. Red Dot Design Award 2016


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