2012-09-0637
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2012-09-0637
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Kiano 4

iPhone Case with Keyboard

In-house design

Gary Tam, Hong Kong

Honourable Mention
The Kiano 4, its name inspired by “piano”, protects the iPhone while functioning as a backlit keyboard at the same time. The abrasion-resistant synthetic material makes the product – with a thickness of just 3.5 mm – durable. The iPhone is simply slipped into the Kiano shell, the connection between the two achieved wirelessly via Bluetooth. A Y-shaped adapter for simultaneously charging the Kiano 4 and the iPhone is included.

Statement by the jury

»This sliding keyboard is tailored to the needs of users. Furthermore, with its thinness and classic colours, Kiano 4 reflects the elegant smartphone look.«