But it's only wafer thin: Skinniest keyboard EVER is designed by Camby biz

Brit biz in world first, sparks memories of crappy ZX81s

Wireless technology specialist CSR has come up with the world's thinnest touch keyboard, which is less than 0.5mm thick.

Ultra thin keyboard

The ultra-thin keyboard

The flexible Bluetooth-capable interface can change any surface into a keyboard or extend the touchscreen of tablets and smartphones, CSR said.

The Cambridge-based company will show off a working prototype of the keyboard at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin, but there's no word yet on when a model might be ready to buy.

“Consumers want innovative, portable wireless accessories that just work with their mobile devices,” Paul Williamson, director of low power wireless at CSR said in a canned statement.

“The ultra-thin touch surface we’ve developed is a perfect example of how Bluetooth Smart can give them just that. We’re committed to working collaboratively with developers using the CSR µEnergy platform to help them bring similar next-generation accessories to the market quickly.”

CSR partnered with Atmel and Conductive Inkjet Technology to develop the paper-thin touch surface. Atmel provided the silicon that can sense multiple contact points while CIT's printing process enables copper and other conductors to be applied to the silicon. ®

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