Ever wish you had a folio case for your Pixel 3 XL with a keyboard built into it? No, me neither, but such a thing exists now. Case maker Tech21 has announced the EvoType accessory, promising a more efficient mobile typing experience.

There's something a little bit Google-y about the design, probably due to the soft-touch fabric finish, but I do wonder if it'll actually be enjoyable to type on since the keys don't move at all. It connects wirelessly to the Pixel 3 XL using NFC, which means it will be pretty power efficient. The case also has a variety of different standing positions, so you'll find one best suited to you.

While it would be good to have full-screen content while you type, the cramped keyboard with tiny buttons might not be that productive. Who knows, though, maybe it'll surprise us. It'll go on sale in spring but the price is TBA. We'll keep an eye out for more details.

Press Release

tech21 Announces Innovative Smartphone Accessories Which Promise To Enhance Productivity And Efficiency For Consumers

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its reputation as an innovative leader in smartphone accessories and protection, tech21 is proud to announce three new smartphone accessories: Evo Type, Charge Pod and Fit Kit with Evo Check. The new products deliver convenience and accessibility to enhance tech21's unmatched and proven device protection, complimenting the fast-paced lifestyles of consumers and allowing them to get even more from their smartphones.

Evo Type for Google Pixel 3 XL
Created specifically for Google Pixel 3 XL, Evo Type is a protective case with an integrated keyboard designed to type larger documents quickly and effortlessly, enabling you to use your Google device even more efficiently. The first of its kind on the market, the keyboard connects wirelessly through NFC consuming minimal power from the phone's battery. Evo Type also features integrated keyboard shortcuts and contains a stand function which allows you to choose from a variety of viewing positions and type comfortably no matter where you are. The case is made of durable, soft-touch fabric which provides complete protection while remaining slim and lightweight.

Charge Pod
Charge Pod is the ultimate wireless accessory in extending the life of your smartphone, tablet or smartwatch by up to 26 hours. Charge Pod contains an integrated 5,000mAh battery and features a premium textured surface with a rubberized pad for grip on table tops or other surfaces. Charge Pod has auto charge detection, a universal standard USB-C Port as well as an LED power level indicator, making it convenient for you to charge your device on-the-go. Charge Pod will be available to purchase with sleeve or wallet options for convenience and portability.

Fit Kit with Evo Check
Fit Kit with Evo Check is a specialized kit containing tech21's most popular smartphone case, Evo Check, plus a sports arm band, making it the ultimate accessory in fitness. The Fit Kit arm band attaches seamlessly to the outside of the Evo Check case and is made of an adjustable elasticated material which fits arms from 6.5-12 inches. The arm band stays secure, even during high-impact workouts and is breathable and easy to clean. Fit Kit with Evo Check will be available in several colors, making it the perfect accessory for your active lifestyle.

"We are happy to expand our product offerings to include accessories designed to provide consumers with added convenience for their active and on-the-go lifestyles," said Colin Woodward, tech21 CEO. "Each of these products perfectly compliments modern lifestyles, enabling users to get the very most from their smartphone, helping them to be more efficient and productive."

New products will be available in Spring 2019 in selected retailers and online at www.tech21.com. Click here to download images of all three products.