By Chris Barylick | 09-18-2012 | 11:00AM
Over on Kickstarter, Scott Starrett's team is looking to finance Jorno, a lightweight, folding keyboard capable of fitting in your pocket and working with assorted iOS, Android, Windows, Symbian and webOS devices.
The Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR keyboard, which includes a detachable cradle and rubberized surface to hold your device securely, measures 3.5" x 3.5" x 1.2" when folded, 8.5" x 3.5" x 0.3" when unfolded, weighs 8.8 ounces and features a rechargeable lithium ion battery that can function up to one month off a single charge.
The battery can also be charged via a micro USB cable, which will ship with the final product.
The team has reached just over $15 thousand towards its $100 thousand goal with 28 days to go. According to the team, they've worked "tirelessly" on the Jorno project for 2 years, improving on its design with 5 different prototypes before what they've developed now.
The team is currently led by Scott Starrett, a former Fulbright Scholar with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford and a Master's degree from the Julliard School with 12 years of management consulting and supply chain strategy under his belt. Starrett is receiving engineering support form RKS Design and manufacturing support from DS International to help move the Jorno into the manufacturing stage.
Check it out, see what you think and if you like the idea, toss a few bucks their way to help make Jorno that much more convenient and portable.