Galaxy S6 QWERTY SlimType keyboard

It seems that BlackBerry isn’t alone in wanting to revive the QWERTY keyboard for mobile phones, as Norwegian company One2Touch has just unveiled its own physical keyboard accessory for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but not the Plus model, called the SlimType.

The SlimType connects up to the Galaxy S6 through NFC, rather than the Bluetooth connection that you would usually associate with wireless keyboard accessories, and it doesn’t need its own battery pack either. The keyboard requires a dedicated app from the Play Store to use, but after that you’re good to go. There are even hotkeys for email, web and search, along with a dedicated emoji button.

SlimType keyboard functions

The keyboard is integrated into a slim case that simply clips onto the back of the smartphone and is manufactured from a comfortable textile surface. Although this does mean that there’s nothing to prop the screen up, so you’ll probably only be using it while lying the phone flat. Personally, I think it’s a more elegant looking design than Samsung’s own QWERTY keyboard accessory for its Galaxy smartphones, but perhaps not as practical.

One2Touch has not announced when its keyboard will actually hit store shelves yet, but the company is already taking reservations through its official website. The SlimType will be available for just $39 for a limited time after launch. Customers can have their pick of Black Sapphire, Cherry Red or White Pearly color options.

Robert Triggs
Lead Technical Writer at Android Authority, covering the latest trends in consumer electronics and hardware. In his spare moments, you'll probably find him tinkering with audio electronics and programming.
  • Dis

    Any videos?

  • So each button is an NFC tag? Genious!

  • donuts

    Lmao… no thanks

  • Gaurav Pandey

    I love this concept.

  • Philip Chang

    Sorry oneplus 2

  • Avieshek Rajkhowa


    • onstrike112

      Old article here, but you call this “innovative” when BlackBerry has been making keyboard devices forever. You saying this is innovative while buying Samsung devices is hypocrisy.

      • This article was posted Jan 11, 2016. I don’t even remember why I even commented this.

  • icantremember

    This is actually not a terrible idea. The downside is that it’s very device-specific.

  • Luciano Giacomo Sabatini

    Looks neat, the only (big) downside is that it can’t hold the screen up, lessening the comfort given by a QWERTY physical keyboard

  • MaxPower27

    As someone who hates physical keyboards…this is a legitimately good idea.

  • Leo Louis

    Nobody has mentioned how small this keyboard is going to be? It’s going to be about 5 inches long… So you’re going to either have to have extremely petite hands or type with one… There’s absolutely nothing wrong with the onboard keyboard especially if you have gesture capability… “but perhaps not as practical.” Of course.

  • arvsep

    Nice concept, but… it’s going to be too small. :/

  • nikolas ostropolskiy

    This will be the most uncomfortable thing ever made.

  • Dennis Lui

    wouldn’t the phone just drop down, and stay behine the case

    • Arshad Aukloo

      Yh it will, they mentioned in the article that “you’ll probably only be using it while lying the phone flat”, not practical yh, I would’ve designed it so there is a limit mechanism to lock the phone at an angle and if you push harder, you can then flip the keyboard behind the phone when you don’t want to use it.