Cambridge-based creative development firm Novalia has created a functional keyboard that can be printed onto a sheet of paper.
Unveiled at the recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the keyboard is printed onto standard photo paper with conductive ink via Bluetooth. It works by employing captive touch technology that does not require special machinery, using standard print processes like screen printing, flexography and offset lithography. The use of inexpensive materials helps to keep costs low, and the team hopes to price it at an extremely affordable price of $10.
The keyboard weighs only 30g and follows the traditional QWERTY layout, and the makers claim it can be printed as thin as 0.005mm and still work at the same pace as a normal keyboard.
With its low production cost and efficiency prowess, the keyboard is definitely an intriguing and innovative product. Would you use such a keyboard?