The tech industry is currently eyeing two major brands that are showcasing something new. It appears that folding displays are on parade with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X taking center stage. On the other hand, early reviews reveal that the technology still has a long way to go in terms of durability. Reports of screens blacking out or getting damaged from all the repetitive mechanical motions. On the other hand, the Royole RoType takes the rollable concept and applies it differently.

With the name hinting at what it is, the RoType, is a flexible keyboard that rolls up after use for convenient storage. Before you point it out, no, it’s not like those flimsy silicone keyboards you can find almost anywhere these days.

When not in use, the typing surface stays hidden within a stylish metallic case. The assembly sports a silver finish with pale gold accents on each end. To activate, just pull it out and lay it on a sturdy surface and type away. The manufacturer claims that the transparent material measures only 0.04 mm.

All of the important components sit inside the case while the flexible circuitry extends to the keys. Using advanced touch sensors, it will take some time to become familiar with its layout. Don’t expect to get a lot of typing work done given its nature. It’s too early to judge how it will perform in the long run, but we admit that it is an interesting concept. The Royole RoType has the potential to become an awesome productivity accessory when it comes out.

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