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Qii: The Foldable and Rollable Keyboard for mobile devices

Updated on October 16, 2019

Mobile devices have proved to be irresistible and more often we use mobile phones to perform countless tasks in a day. The most advantageous use of mobile devices is to provide the user with mobility capability, moving around and still performing specialized tasks on the gadget.

Probably you might have wished how useful and efficient you would be performing those tasks if only there was a full-sized QWERTY keyboard to work with the phone. Even with the largest of iPhone, the touchscreen keyboard is too limited for specialized and repetitive tasks. But carrying a full keyboard wherever you go may not only look absurd but it will beat the logic of being mobile in the first place.

Qii: The Foldable and Rollable Keyboard
Qii: The Foldable and Rollable Keyboard | Source

Although there are Bluetooth enabled keyboards in the market they only look handy if you are stationery working but when it comes to mobility they are too bulky and totally ineffective.

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a foldable QWERTY keyboard for Smartphone specifically tailored for mobility, something that we can just unfold, use and fold back into our pockets?

Gadgets developers David Brown, IIkka Varjos and Bjorn Fridur have developed the Qii foldable keyboard for mobile devices such as iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android, iPhone, Blackberry, Windows, Palm phones and tablets. Not only is the keyboard complete foldable and rollable but it is also bendable, stretchable and full QWERTY.

Qii: The Rollable and Foldable Keyboard

Qii foldable and rollable full QWERTY keyboard
Qii foldable and rollable full QWERTY keyboard | Source

Qii foldable keyboard is built on ultra-high transparency carbon based nanomaterials and touch technologies connected to state of art sensing electronics that makes it possible to sense surface and determine user’s finger position and force.

You would think the concept of this keyboard is otherworldly but David Brown, Qii Chief Technical Officer, affirmed the team is determined to develop a truly foldable mobile keyboard that will deliver a sense of mobility to users.

A lot of keyboards have been developed that promise to be foldable. Many do not offer the mobility that users expect. The thought of having a keyboard like Qii that unfold to reveal full QWERTY keyboard functions and fold to fit into a pocket can be really handy.

Qii: The Rollable and Foldable Keyboard

With Qii, users don’t have to worry about spilling.
With Qii, users don’t have to worry about spilling. | Source
Qii can sense surface and determine user’s finger position and force.
Qii can sense surface and determine user’s finger position and force. | Source

The Qii team is currently hosting a fund raising campaign at indiegogo aiming to raise about $1,850,000 by January 2013 for the project funding.

The Qii team is determined to offer users a full QWERTY computer keyboard that includes a number pad and functional keys, wirelessly connected to smartphones or tablets.

Qii keyboard consists of anti fingerprint coating and a textured surface for easy touch typing. It is dirt and water resistant, so users don’t have to worry about spilling and it’s easily washable with soap and water.

Qii: The Rollable and Foldable Keyboard

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a foldable QWERTY keyboard for Smartphone something that we can just unfold, use and fold back into our pockets?
Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a foldable QWERTY keyboard for Smartphone something that we can just unfold, use and fold back into our pockets? | Source

The capability of turning the Smartphone into a portable and usable pocket computer is a mobility level that will revolutionize the way users use their Phones. Qii is both full-sized and pocket-sized keyboard, so you’ll be able to effortlessly type and surf anywhere you go, be it in a café, a car, train, bus or plane. I would say Qii is a product which would make mobility much easier. Imagine not having to lug your laptop or tablet around while enjoying the benefits of a full-sized QWERTY keyboard.

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    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Everine,

      Yea, great in deed, thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Everine 

      6 years ago

      This will very useful especially when you are traveling as you do not really have to carry a whole keyboard. Thanks for the info.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi SimplifyingLife,

      This would really re-invent the meaning of true mobility. I do appreciate the visit and comment.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Daniels,

      Tech gadget becoming smaller and smaller, suddenly our pockets are turning into backpacks. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Daniels 

      6 years ago

      I think traveling will be much easier with this type of keyboard, very useful for mobility purposes.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi SimplifyingLife,

      I find Qii keyboard very convenient to use with a phone, Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Joshua Rivera 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, Ga, USA

      Great post! I can't say I have ever heard of this product but your coverage regarding the keyboard is great. This is a keyboard that I am now going to consider purchasing thanks to your hub.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi DREAM ON,

      I believe this keyboard should be able to inter-operate with Kindle Fire. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Another interesting hub on another great invention I never heard of.I have a Kindle Fire do you know if the foldable keypad would work with it.Thanx so much and have a great day.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi teaches12345,

      Gadget makers are looking for every way to make phones the gadget of future, personally i think foldable keyboard is a great one. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Dianna Mendez 

      6 years ago

      I am keeping an eye out for this new gadget. It would solve many typing problems for me! Great coverage and sharing with others!

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi Rajan,

      Thanks for the visit and comment, i really appreciate the support.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Very useful information here Danson! It certainly would mobile computing a breeze. Voted up, useful and shared on G+1.

    • dwachira profile imageAUTHOR

      Danson Wachira 

      6 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi ChristyWrites,

      I find it hard to choose with all these handy gadgets in the market. Thanks for the visit and comment.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Yet another great tech hub! You're keeping me up to date :) Vote up and sending out on Twitter too.

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