Almost exactly two years ago, we first talked about the Jorno foldable mobile Bluetooth keyboard. At the time, the keyboard was expected to hit the market in 2011. The little keyboard was even supposed to be up for pre-order, but for whatever reason it never shipped. The guys behind the folding Bluetooth keyboard have taken to Kickstarter to raise the money needed to bring the product to market after all this time.
The keyboard looks identical to the one we saw back in 2010 and measures 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 inches when folded. When unfolded it measures 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 inches. The keyboard weighs 8.8 ounces and gets power from a rechargeable lithium-ion battery good for up to a month of use per charge.
The keyboard has Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR connectivity and has indicator lights for on/off and low battery. The Bluetooth keyboard is compatible with the iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Mac computers, Windows computers, Android, Symbian, and WebOS. If you’ve been looking for a keyboard to use with your tablet or smartphone that folds up into a compact little package, this may be perfect for you.
The keyboard is seeking $100,000 to come to market and has 26 days remaining. So far, it has raised $26,775 from 297 backers. The project has a long way to go and so far; it is moving rather slowly. Through the Kickstarter project page, you can pre-order one of the keyboards for $79 for black version, or you can spend $99 and get a special edition white keyboard.