Cambridge Tech Firm Introduces World’s Thinnest keyboard

By: Zain Nabi  |   September 3rd, 2013   |   Gadgets, News

A Cambridge-based CSR firm that specializes in wireless technology has unveiled its world’s thinnest keyboard attached to a flexible wireless touch screen which is just half a millimeter thick. The new keyboard will be available in next 12 months in the electronic market. It was presented to the world at the IFA consumer electronics event in Berlin.


Paul Williamson, CSR’s director of low power wireless products, said the company is still deciding on how the manufacturers can bring the world thinnest keyboard to market. “This is a working prototype and a glimpse forward rather than something people will be buying this year,” he said. “We might see lots of shapes and sizes, some as small as iPad Mini or a larger, more rigid form for a desktop PC, which could be curved, in any color way, transparent or fitted with a leather folio.”


The world’s thinnest keyboard is developed in partnership with Cambridge Inkjet Technology; the product’s interface is printed out and can be modified. This means that the keyboard can print in different languages without any difficulty, or customized keyboards for different functions such as picture and video editing and also it is for customers who on their keyboards would like bespoke pattern or messages.


One can also transcribe notes with a pen with the keyboard’s touch screen and can sync them onto a computer. The CSR’s team is working hard to introduce different wireless products that in popular beat headphones facilitate music streaming. It has CSR has led to different performance tracking tool in which Nike+ Sport Watch and Jambox speaker can never be forgotten.


CSR a wireless technology firm was founded in 1999 and is known as one of the successful tech companies huddled around Cambridge and “Silicon Fen” that have recently planned to introduce a “Made in Cambridge” badge in order to promote their products in the wireless market. “The audio experience you’re getting from Beats headphones exists because we developed it, put it out there and now it is used on a global scale,” said Williamson.


“People don’t recognise that that kind of innovation is developed by a small number of very bright people here, and the pool of engineering talent and expertise here deserves a bit more credit than the app economy drive in the periphery of London.”


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