TextWhen I started using smartphones, my first device was an HTC TyTN aka At&T 8525. I chose it over a BlackBerry at the time because it had a huge slide out keyboard and was so easy to use in landscape mode. I had that for a couple years until I switched to a BlackBerry and then ultimately an iPhone. I do miss the days of physical keyboards however and still find them much more accurate than the virtual keyboard.

Enter the NUU Minikey for the iPhone 5 which is a case that adds a slide out keyboard. Yes, there are several other companies out there that make such an accessory already but this one has a few special features. For starters, it has a backlit keyboard and a full 42-key keypad. It’s also lighter and thinner than previous models.

It is available now for purchase for $59. For more information, check out the official press release below.

Press Release

Rochester, Minn, March 6, 2013 – NUU, a mobile accessories company dedicated to improving functionality through innovative products, unveils the MiniKey for iPhone 5, a slide-out Bluetooth keyboard case that enhances productivity for iPhone power users.

The MiniKey for iPhone 5 is based on the acclaimed iPhone 4 model, adopting similar features such as a backlit keyboard, full 42-key keypad, slightly raised frame to protect the iPhone 5 screen from scratches and special function keys to quickly and easily edit text.  It enhances the previous design through a thinner and lighter frame, on/off switch, ergonomic buttons, quick-charge ability and improved Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity.

Designed for all users, from the business executive to the avid texter, the MiniKey for iPhone 5 features a snap-in design that securely hugs the iPhone 5 while allowing access to all controls, ports and camera.

“The iPhone 5 is a major communications hub in our lives, and while typos and auto-correct mistakes can be amusing and entertaining, it can also create embarrassing and costly situations,” said Danny Sit, CEO of NUU.  “The MiniKey eliminates mistakes by adding a full keyboard and allows users to take back their screen.”


  • Ergonomic Keys – tilted buttons for improved typing experience
  • On/Off Backlit Keys – improves typing in the dark
  • Rubberized Finish – improves grip and comfort
  • Shortcut Keys – quickly and easily edit text
  • Built-in rechargeable battery – charges using micro USB connector
  • Bluetooth V2.0 – improved battery life
  • FCC/CE/C-Tick/BQB Certified – universal compatibility
  • Compact and ultra-light design

NUU MiniKey for iPhone 5 is currently available for $59 at Amazon.com, goNUU.com and through Noetic Inc.  

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