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Apple's super thin keyboard

Apple has registered the patent for a new super thin keyboard. The idea is to give the user the same feeling as a normal keyboard, with that typical click, with that resistance to pressure and the return of the keys that makes them comfortable, but still reducing the thickness by one or two millimeters compared to the pi […]

Apple registered the patent for a new super thin keyboard. The idea was to give the user the same feeling as a normal keyboard, with that typical click, with that resistance to pressure and the return of the keys that makes them comfortable, but still reducing by one or two millimeters thickness compared to today's thinner keyboard. In slim keyboards, the operating mechanism consists of a scissor spring positioned under the keys. This offers resistance to typing and returns the letter after the click. In Apple's patent there are no springs, the key mounted on a metal tab and uses the elasticity of this material to flex when pressed and reach the mechanical sensor placed on the bottom which then brings up the pressed letter. To give the same pleasant feeling as scissor-type keyboards, the mechanism would also be equipped with elastomers capable of accompanying the movement, offering greater resistance and making the button return to position faster when crushed. The result is a completely smooth and flat keyboard , with the keys that do not protrude from the support, but that should maintain that click so typical. If Apple uses this patent it is not known, certainly the Macbook Air has not been updated in design for some time and with a host of PC manufacturers that launches its ultrabook you can imagine that Apple wants to maintain a certain technological detachment and launch a new version of the laptop that created this segment.

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