Today I received the Typo Keyboard, made famous by way of Ryan Seacrest's investment in the company and the lawsuit they face from Blackberry over the layout of their keyboard.
Right off the bat, the fact that the keyboard needs to be plugged in separately from the phone is a killer. The second thing you notice is that typing here isn't nearly as easy as it should be. At least for my thumbs, typing is cramped and difficult to get up to speed even after 20 minutes of practice.
The good news is it adds very little bulk or size to the unit. It feels good in the hand, and is responsive to touch.
If you really need a full time keyboard on your iphone it might be a good try, but for me the short comings make the $100 price tag far too high.
A Judge ruled late yesterday that there was sufficient cause to believe Typo would lose their lawsuit brought by Blackberry, and therefore ordered an injunction against marketing and sales of the product. More details can be found on Engadget here.