Meet jorno, the folding bluetooth keyboard for the iPhone and iPad

For most people (unless you’re this guy), typing on an actual keyboard will always yield better results than the virtual keys of the iPhone and iPad. This is why whenever my Macbook doesn’t tag along on shorter trips, I always bring along my Wireless Keyboard from Apple to pair up with my iPad. Bluetooth keyboards aren’t new by any means, but they’ve come a long way in both usability and aesthetics.

Cervantes Mobile’s upcoming jorno is one such keyboard. Weighing in at 8.8 ounces, it folds up into its own case and comes in at 8.5″ in length when fully extended. The rechargeable lithium ion battery is said to last a month per charge and it also comes with a dock that will fit the iPhone and iPad (among other mobile gadgets). As much as I love my Apple keyboard, the jorno really does look enticing, especially with it’s ability to fold up and fit into smaller compartments. For those interested, the Jorno should be available in early 2011 at the retail price of $99, but it can be pre-ordered now for $79. More info and images after the gap.

Specifications

  • Dimensions – 3.5 x 3.5 x 0.9 inches (folded)
    8.5 x 3.5 x 0.3 inches (unfolded)
  • Weight – 8.8 ounces
  • Battery – Rechargeable lithium ion
    Up to 1 month of wireless productivity per charge
    (based on normal usage)
  • Connections- Mini USB charging cable (included)
    Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Indicators – On/Off LED
    Low battery LED
  • Compatibility – Designed to work with a variety
    of Bluetooth enabled mobile devices
    See the support page for the full list of devices
[via Pursuitist]

Press Release

Innovative portable keyboard now available for pre-order at a special price

Los Angeles, CA – September 21, 2010 – Cervantes Mobile, a provider of input productivity solutions for iPhone and other touch screen handheld devices, is proud to unveil the Jorno keyboard. This foldable Bluetooth keyboard turns your iPhone, iPad or Android device into a fully functioning laptop.

“We are thrilled to offer consumers a much-needed portable solution for their touch screen mobile devices,” said Scott Starrett, CEO and Founder, Cervantes Mobile. “We are committed to answering consumers’ demands and providing the most up-to-date solutions.”

The Jorno keyboard folds down to a compact size to easily fit in your pocket or bag, and includes a detachable cradle to hold your device in either portrait or landscape orientation. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to pair the keyboard to your mobile device and position the keyboard anywhere you like. The keyboard is also rigid when unfolded, allowing placement in your lap. With the Jorno Bluetooth Keyboard, you can write emails, take notes and enjoy an efficient, portable way to type on your mobile device.

The Jorno Bluetooth Keyboard will be available early 2011 for $99 MSRP, but can be pre-ordered now for only $79 at www.jornostore.com. For more information on Jorno’s Bluetooth Keyboard or current pre-sale, please contact PR representative Kristen Bean at 305-576-1171 x23 or [email protected]

About Jorno:

Cervantes Mobile’s mission is to be the market leader in providing solutions to the input productivity needs of the growing number of iPhone and other touch screen handheld device (TSHD) users. Our initial product, Jorno is targeted for launch in early 2011. For more information, please visit www.jornostore.com.

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