Most people have a hard time typing away on a virtual keyboard. Most of the time you'll tap in wrong letters because the keys are so close to one another. A startup called Tactus Technology is looking to change that.
Tactus is getting ready to release it's first iPad mini model and is hoping to expend from there. The case is a combination between a screen protector and small “finger guides” to rise out of the screen. They kind of look like buttons, but you can’t actually press them.
The "finger guides" gives you the ability to precisely know the location of the key, to ultimately avoid typos. The Phorm will cost $99 during its preorder period starting Thursday, but that price will jump to $149 when the Phorm officially ships this summer.
Tactus uses a micro fluid panel for the screen protector, which enables small bubbles to appear on the iPad’s display. In other words, when you flip the switch, small pockets within the screen protector fill up with liquid to form tiny bumps.
According to a Yahoo Business Insider, "Tactus’ case certainly does make typing easier, but the finger guides aren’t quite as noticeable as you may think. I felt them slightly as I typed when using the Phorm case, but it wasn’t a dramatic change. It does makes it slightly easier to keep your fingers in line, especially if you’re in a situation in which you can’t really keep your eyes locked on the screen as you’re typing."
Tactus’ coming case will be designed for only the iPad mini, but the company will soon release the same product for the iPhone 6 Plus and iPad 2 later this year.