For two years, inventor Scott Starrett and RKS Design have been working on the Jorno, "a truly durable and elegant keyboard" that does something amazing: It folds up into a little 3.5” × 3.5” × 1.2” box.
Meant to be paired with a tablet or even a smartphone via an included cradle, the Bluetooth keyboard weighs less than 9 ounces and has a battery that reportedly lasts for 30 days under normal usage.
As keyboards are such tactile objects, I'd have problems bidding on something like this without testing it out in person; it maxes out at 8.5” wide, and as the keyboard on my MacBook Pro is just under 11”, I'm not confident I could adjust to it. But more than anything I'm impressed with the engineering, and if it takes off, I'm hoping they'll also make a larger size.
At press time they were nearly 20% of the way towards their $100,000 target, with 27 days left to get in on the action.