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Jorno is a unique folding bluetooth keyboard that works with iPhone/iPad and Android devices.

Go mobile and get productive with Jorno.
Jorno is a unique folding bluetooth keyboard that works with iPhone/iPad and Android devices. Go mobile and get productive with Jorno.
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Wired -- "Jorno, hailed as the world’s smallest keyboard, serves as an on-the-go solution for typing on a variety of mobile devices."

TUAW - "Jorno looks like just the answer"

TechCrunch - "Cloud-connected smartphones and tablets have become vast repositories of our information. Still, there’s more to be done to facilitate getting data into and out of them."

CNET - "What makes it unique is the way it folds into itself Transformer-style to fit in the palm of your hand."

Mashable - "For those who think haptic feedback is no replacement for the real deal: Jorno"

iPhone Life - "Add to my list of highly useful gadgets: The Jorno. The world's smallest, folding Bluetooth keyboard."

Android Rundown - "power users and businessmen will find Jorno a godsend"

MSN Now - "The gizmo folds into a tidy box that fits in your pocket"

Discovery News - "this touch typing tool folds five ways, down to a 3 1/2-inch square just over an inch thick, more compact than all of them"

Cult of Mac - "this thing really is tiny. It works with any phone or tablet with a Bluetooth connection"

Mind of the Geek - "nothing beats a good ol’ fashioned QWERTY keyboard for some serious writing"

Before It's News - "this little guy features a unique 5-way fold giving you an easy on-the-go way to comfortably type longer emails or even blogs while sitting at your favorite hipster coffee shop"

Life Tech Music - "Scott Starrett and his team have come up with a more practical approach to this issue."

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT

Jorno is the folding Bluetooth keyboard that fits in your pocket and allows you to type with ease anytime, anywhere.  It works with iPhone, iPad and Android devices.  Write email in a cafe.  Take notes in a meeting or class.  Blog wherever you are.

Go mobile and get productive with Jorno.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Pocket Size & Durable: Jorno provides the ultimate level of mobility, with a unique 5-way fold.  Its compact size allows you to put it in your pocket and go.  It also stays rigid when unfolded for use in your lap.  Jorno is made of metals and premium plastic resins designed to withstand the mobile lifestyle.

  • Bluetooth Connectivity: Bluetooth connectivity allows you to connect Jorno wirelessly to your mobile device so that you can place the keyboard anywhere you like.  This connectivity even works with your desktop, tablet, or mini-tablet.

  • Detachable Cradle: The compact and detachable cradle that comes with Jorno securely holds your phone/tablet in either portrait or landscape orientation and enabling the set-up that is most convenient for you.  It also features a stowable kickstand and a rubberized surface to hold your device securely.

  • Standard Keyboard Layout: Jorno replicates the same touch-typing experience as your laptop, with a standardized key layout. The key mechanism is a proprietary design, optimized for a comfortable and ergonomic experience.

JORNO ON-THE-GO

Jorno is the perfect companion to your phone or tablet.  It enables you to type quickly, accurately, and voluminously wherever you may be.

JORNO IMAGE GALLERY

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Dimensions: Folded: 3.5 x 3.5 x 1.2 in (88.9 x 88.9 x 30.5 mm)
    Unfolded: 8.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 in (215.9 x 88.9 x 7.6 mm)
  • Weight: 8.8 oz (240.5g)
  • Battery: Rechargeable lithium ion; up to 1 month of wireless productivity per charge (based on normal usage)
  • Connections: Micro USB charging cable (included); Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Indicators: On/Off LED; low battery LED
  • Compatibility: iPhone / iPad / iPod Touch / Mac OS X; Windows 7 & 8 / Vista / XP; Android OS / Symbian / WebOS.

PRODUCT AWARDS

Jorno has received a number of prestigious awards for our prototype design.

ABOUT THE TEAM

    Scott Starrett, CEO & Founder
  • Scott has a diverse professional background including 12 years of management consulting in strategy and supply chain operations in a variety of sectors, including the high tech industry.  A Fulbright Scholar, Scott holds a B.S. in Industrial engineering from Stanford University and a Master's degree from The Julliard School.

RKS Design, Engineering Partner

  • RKS is a strategic design consultancy that delivers people-focused solutions with domestic and global impact and is world-renowned for its work.  From Fortune 500s to start-ups, they believe in empowering consumers with compelling designs and memorable experiences

DS International, Manufacturing Partner

  • DSI is a custom manufacturing expert, specializing in keyboards and input devices, with over 20 years of experience.  DSI has a commitment to high quality, zero-defect work and collaborates with the engineering team to ensure and maintain the best possible production.

CURRENT STATUS

Our group of engineering and consumer electronics professionals has worked tirelessly for 2 years to create Jorno, with painstaking attention to detail at every step of the way.  We have created 5 versions of the prototype, each improving on the previous, in order to finalize the design for a truly durable and elegant keyboard.  The team will continue to work together as we enter into the manufacturing stage of our launch.

Thank You, Thank You!

When we attended the Consumer Electronics Show, numerous industry leaders visited our booth to see the prototype and called Jorno an "iconic design."  We're very proud of the work we've done to-date, and now we are very close to launching this unique product.  

We are extremely grateful for the incredible support from journalists, bloggers, and early Jorno evangalists.  Please join this growing group of supporters by making a donation and choosing a reward.  And please pass on the link to your friends, family, co-workers, and even aquaintances, we wholeheartedly appreciate the support. 

3 NEW COLOR SWATCH CHOICES

  • Fire Engine Red
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Lime Green

FAQ

  • Azerty keyboard is French and Qwertz keyboard is German.

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    SPECIAL EDITION WHITE: 1 special edition white Jorno keyboard and your name on our website as an original backer. We can't show you the white keyboard today (the white prototype has yet to be produced) but we guarantee it will be beautiful. Keyboard will retail for $119. Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    NEW REWARD - AZERTY: 1 black Jorno AZERTY keyboard and your name on our website as an original backer (please email us for multi-pack rewards). Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    NEW REWARD - QWERTZ: 1 black Jorno QWERTZ keyboard and your name on our website as an original backer (please email us for multi-pack rewards). Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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    NEW COLOR CHOICE: 1 Fire Engine Red Jorno keyboard and your name on our website as an original backer (please email us for multi-pack rewards). Free shipping to USA. (Add $10 for shipping to Canada, $20 for international shipping.)

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