The world’s thinnest keyboard has been shown off, which is about the same thickness as a single sheet of paper. You got that right. A company called CSR managed to develop the flexible wireless keyboard that is less than 0.5 mm thick and can turn any area into a touch surface.
The whole thing relies on combination of CSR’s low-power wireless technology and the latest in printable, flexible electronics and touch screen sensing.
Light weight and flexible, the prototype keyboard could be integrated into a protective cover on a tablet or used to create large touch zones on a desktop. Touch latency is also minimized to less than 12mS, ensuring near instant visual feedback.
CSR partnered with Atmel and Conductive Inkjet Technology (CIT) to develop the prototype. it uses Atmel’s touch silicon to sense multiple contact points on a surface, and can offer a full touch surface or power optimized key detection. The flexible membrane is enabled by CIT printed conductors… Check how it all comes together from a short demo video below. It’s pretty impressive I would say. What do you think?