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Ryan Seacrest invests seven figures in keyboard for iPhone

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 06 Dec 2013 15:52 User comments (4)

Ryan Seacrest invests seven figures in keyboard for iPhone Millionaire entertainment mogul Ryan Seacrest has invested over $1 million in a new startup that will bring a full QWERTY keyboard to the iPhone 5/5S.
The "Typo Keyboard" will be unveiled officially at the CES event in Las Vegas next month, and Seacrest (who is also a co-founder) is expected to invest over $5 million into the concept.

In the company's press release, they give a bit more back story into Seacrest's involvement: "The back story of Seacrest's interest in this -- for many of his friends and colleagues, carrying two phones was a habit: One for typing and correspondence and an iPhone for virtually everything else. One night, Ryan and his friend Laurence Hallier, CEO of Show Media, were out to dinner and both had phones on the table. Two people, four phones!"

Rival offerings did not live up to their expectations and Seacrest and the company have taken the last two years to develop the Typo, which doubles as a case, as well.

See it here:

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4 user comments

16.12.2013 19:46

Stupidest idea I have ever seen. Just use the onscreen keyboard ffs. One should use a different device for lengthy "correspondence."

27.12.2013 3:37

Originally posted by cart0181:
Stupidest idea I have ever seen. Just use the onscreen keyboard ffs. One should use a different device for lengthy "correspondence."

Agreed. In fact, the landscape-mode keyboard is actually much larger and comfortable to use than any physical keyboard. I've been over 4 years without one, I type a LOT on my smartphone, and I haven't missed a physical keyboard, ever.

I can't deny this absurdity may have its public, but... Investing $5 mil on its development? That's pure dumbness. Why not setting that money on fire instead, or something worthier like giving it away to charity.

"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

37.12.2013 22:50

damn,i guess he isnt "more than just a pretty face".or maybe he needs a big loss for a tax write off.

414.12.2013 0:08

Douchebag must be an idiot. He could've spent 3 figures on a Blackberry and have the best keyboard in the business...duh. He's got to be the king of iphone sheep...lol

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