BlackBerry-style “Clicks” keyboard coming to other iPhone models soon

By Joe Rossignol

The company behind the new Clicks physical keyboard accessory for iPhone says it will soon ship on more models.

In an email published by Parker Ortolani on Threads this week, the company said the iPhone 15 Pro version of the keyboard will begin shipping to customers worldwide by April 15th. On the Clicks website, the iPhone 15 Pro Max and iPhone 14 Pro Max versions of the keyboard will go on sale by April 30 and May, respectively.

Clicks began shipping the iPhone 14 Pro version of the keyboard in February, and this is the only one model that has so far reached customers. The keyboard was first announced in early January, ahead of the annual tech conference CES.

Inspired by the once popular BlackBerry smartphone, Clicks is both a physical keyboard and an iPhone case. The keyboard connects to your iPhone's USB-C or Lightning port and features dedicated emoji and dictation keys, backlit keys, and a pass-through charging port. Wireless charging is still supported through the case.

One of the benefits of using a physical keyboard with an iPhone is full-screen mode, since the on-screen keyboard isn't visible. There are also keyboard shortcuts, such as CMD-H to return to the Home screen and CMD-Space to open Spotlight.

The obvious disadvantages of the keyboard are the extra size and weight, but there is a niche market of physical keyboard fans who are willing to go make these compromises to deliver an old-school BlackBerry typing experience.

Clicks was founded by tech luminaries MrMobile and CrackBerry. Kevin.” The keyboard starts at $139 in the US and comes in London Sky and BumbleBee color options. It has silicone on the front and vegan leather on the back. The keyboard is currently sold out and the company is taking orders for future availability.


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