PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One2Touch, a global innovator in NFC-powered wireless communication products, announced today that SlimType, the first smartphone cover with an integrated portable keyboard powered with Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, is available for pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat and S6 Edge.
The lightweight and stylish SlimType smart cover gives mobile users the freedom to take advantage of the full size screen on their Samsung mobile devices and stay productive while on the go, instead of relying on their laptops and desktop PCs.
With no need for batteries, connectors, or charging, the SlimType’s unique, easy-touch portable NFC keyboard is ideal for reading and responding to e-mails and text messages, taking quick notes on an airplane, in meetings or classes. The ultra-thin SlimType protective textile smart cover fits easily in a pocket, purse or jacket.
“We believe NFC technologies can give mobile devices the power to go far beyond the basic tap-and-go mobile wallet services,” said Nils Knagenhjelm, VP Strategic Alliances, One2Touch. “By designing and building smartphone NFC accessories that introduce the concept of ‘tap-and-stay,’ consumers have new and exciting ways to use their mobile devices. For example, many people prefer to use a keyboard, instead of struggling to thumb through e-mails and texts on their phone. The SlimType smartphone cover with keyboard is the beginning of the vast possibilities enabled by NFC. We’re extremely proud to push the envelope on how NFC is used to bring about exciting new ways for consumers to work and create with their smartphones.”
Making the Smartphone Smarter with NFC
Providing protection and interaction, the SlimType user-friendly NFC keyboard and case has no need for batteries, cables, or pairing codes to link up. The SlimType’s highlights include:
- Easy to connect. Simply place the NFC-enabled phone on the cover, install the app, and start typing.
- Security. With NFC´s security advantage over Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, data is securely transmitted.
- Form and function. Hot keys provide quick access to email, contacts, calendar and Web applications.
- Dimensions. Height: 145.5mm, Breadth: 154mm (fold), Thickness: 2.5mm.
- Stylish. The soft, comfortable textile surface is flexible, easy to fold and compact. Available in fashionable Cherry Red, Black Sapphire and White Pearl.
Availability and Pricing
SlimType will be available for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Flat and S6 Edge at the introductory price of only $39 for a limited time on the website. Please visit www.slimtype.com.
One2Touch Continuous Communications Platform
One2Touch has created an innovative NFC-based technology platform engineered for seamless, secure and continuous communications between main/hub devices and accessories. Based on power harvesting and One2Touch’s protocol stack for continuous communication, mobile devices and accessories can both connect and communicate via NFC.
One2Touch is an embedded hardware and software engineering services company working to shape the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) and M2M through Near Field Communication (NFC) products. With headquarters and R&D facilities in Norway, we enable NFC devices beyond payment, for tap-and-stay communications. Our technology vision includes consumer electronics, gaming, toys, wearables, smart furniture and industrial applications.
The One2Touch Continuous Communications Platform was recognized in the CTIA’s Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards 2015 honoring the industry’s emerging, innovative and cutting-edge mobile services, solutions and technology. Additionally, One2Touch was selected as one of five “Cool Vendors” in NFC by Gartner in 2014.
More information is available at www.one2touch.no or on Facebook and Twitter.