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Invented by Steve Isaac, Brad Melmon
Launch year 2011
Availability Available
Current supplier Touchfire, Inc.
Last production year 2013

TouchFire is a physical iPad keyboard designed by two Seattle-based inventors, Steve Isaac and Brad Melmon.[1] The company was financed via the crowd-funding website, Kickstarter, and raised $201,400 in two months.[1][2] The keyboard gained notoriety because of its construction from transparent silicone with magnets that sticks onto an iPad’s on-screen keyboard.[3] In 2013, TouchFire was listed as one of the “100 Brilliant Companies” by Entrepreneur magazine.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Nick Bilton (6 Dec 2011). "TouchFire Adds a Physical Keyboard to iPad Screen". New York Times. Retrieved 11 Oct 2013. 
  2. ^ "TouchFire: The Screen-Top Keyboard for iPad". Kickstarter. Retrieved 10-11-2013. 
  3. ^ John C. Abell (1 Dec 2011). "TouchFire iPad Keyboard Seeks to Put the Touch Back in Typing". Wired. Retrieved 11 Oct 2013. 
  4. ^ Jennifer Wang (21 May 2013). "MakerBot’s 3-D Printers Lead the Hardware Revolution". Entrepreneur. Retrieved 11 Oct 2013.