China-based iPhone5Mod, makers of many unique iOS accessories and some of the first Lightning docks to hit the market, today announced a new hybrid controller/keyboard for iPhone 5. Dubbed “the lightest and thinnest keyboard for iPhone ever-made,” the hybrid controller case comes in three parts: a back case that attaches to your iPhone 5, and a controller and keyboard that are both 2mm thin and made of sturdy aluminum. The controller and keyboard attach magnetically, connects with Bluetooth 3.0, and provide 40 hours battery life from 1 hour of charge.

You can buy it now from for $50 in black or white.

Main Features

  • Interchangeable Keyboard / Joypad Controller
  • Supports both portrait and landscape mode
  • “Feather-Like” weight keyboard, lightest in the world
  • 2mm thickness, thinnest keyboard in the world
  • Ultra-portable, All-in-one solution for any type of users
  • Made of sturdy durable aluminum material
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Long lasting usage of 40hrs
  • Standby time: 160 hours
  • Charging time: 1 hour only
  • Water-proof and dust-proof

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