T Solution Japan Corp. Will Launch World's First Back-Typing Bluetooth Keyboard for iPads
T Solution Japan Corp. will launch world's first backtyping Bluetooth keyboard for iPad in autumn 2016. “T-BLADE™” is the world’s first back-typing Bluetooth keyboard for iPads. “T-BLADE™” focuses on the users of iPad Air 2 and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro. It enables the users of iPads to input easily and comfortably at any place and any time.
“T-BLADE™” is intended for Apple iPad Air 2 and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro users. By mounting “T-BLADE™” on an iPad, TSJ is confident it will remarkably expand the potential of the mobile device without impairing its original stylish design, operability and performance.
TSJ has been developing “T-BLADE™” since 2015, and exhibited a reference model at a booth at 25th Japan IT Week Spring (held at Tokyo Big Sight in May, 2016), sponsored by Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
When many of the visitors to the exhibition evaluated the marketability and innovativeness of “T-BLADE™,” TSJ decided to commercialize and launch the product. TSJ will undergo the final development process of commercialization for “T-BLADE™” and plans to launch it in autumn 2016.
Main features of “T-BLADE™”
- Back-typing keyboard
The biggest feature of “T-BLADE™” is the QWERTY keyboard installed on the back. By adopting the same key arrangement as the existing QWERTY keyboard, users experience nearly the same process as typing with a normal keyboard. In addition, by arranging the keys on the back, it enables an effective way of utilizing dead space in the rear of iPads. For tablet users, an external keyboard is a must item, but it requires some space for typing and lacks mobility as a proper mobile device.
By adopting back keys, “T-BLADE™” balances both mobility and operability, improving the typing environment of tablets in a dramatic fashion.
- Keys (thumb typing keys) located in the front
Without impairing the recognition performance of the iPad display, “T-BLADE™” offers keys that can operate using one's thumb on both sides (left and right) of the screen. Return key, space key, back space, shift key, cursor key and specific keys are located in the front. Since there is no need to operate a tablet’s screen using fingers, all keys are operable with both hands holding a tablet. It provides overwhelmingly fast and stable tablet operation rather than using an on-screen keyboard. Moreover, with no on-screen keyboard displayed, the display area will be overwhelmingly wider. Furthermore, operation of dedicated software is possible with the specific key arrangement.
- Advanced design and lightweight
A chic form that gently wraps an iPad and a QWERTY keyboard on the back is an innovative style of Bluetooth keyboard. The design of the “T-BLADE™” is highly compatible with unique iPad designs and gives a stylish impression by mounting.
“T-BLADE™” is lighter than an iPad itself and its portability is assured. By mounting “T-BLADE™,” users can hold an iPad firmly with both hands providing substantial enhancement of safety compared to holding an iPad with one hand and type with the other.
“T-BLADE™” is capable of evolving the iPad into a device that allows users to type “anytime” and “anywhere.” In business situations such as editing emails, Excel or Word as well as SNS or games in personal life, “T-BLADE™” enhances and extends the capabilities of iPads.
- Future development of “T-BLADE™”
TSJ is scheduled to have “T-BLADE™” available to general consumers at the beginning of the launch in autumn 2016. However, TSJ is confident that the mobility performance of “T-BLADE™” will further enhance the utility value of tablet devices used in various business situations such as in construction, medical services and education fields.
Therefore, TSJ is willing to reinforce alliances with various companies in the area of B-to-B in the future as well.
Product name: T-BLADE™
Compatible models: iPad Air 2/ 9.7 inches iPad Pro
Release date: Autumn 2016 (subject to change)
Dimensions: 175 mm x 273 mm x 20 mm wide (subject to change)
Weight: Approximately 370 g (subject to change)
Key switch: Pantograph method
Connection method: Bluetooth
*Specifications are subject to change due to the situation of development.
Company name: T Solution Japan Corp.
Representative: Shinnosuke Taguchi, President & CEO
Company address: 1-13 Minaminakadori, Naka-ku, Yokohama-shi,
Kanagawa, 231-0006 Japan
Established: July, 2015
Main businesses: Planning, manufacturing and selling T-BLADE™
To learn more about us, please contact
Shinnosuke Taguchi, President & CEO
T Solution Japan Corp. will launch world's first backtyping Bluetooth keyboard for iPads in autumn 2016. "T-BLADE(TM)" is the world's first back-typing Bluetooth keyboard for iPads. "T-BLADE(TM)" focuses on the users of iPad Air 2 and the 9.7 inch iPad Pro.