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Jorno Folding Bluetooth Keyboard review: A Kickstarter vision loses sight of the basics

Séamus Bellamy | July 1, 2016
Cool design aside, you still have to type on it.

The big problem with working on the Jorno comes from the size of its keys and the space between them. The Jorno’s keys are about 9 percent smaller than the ones on my 2015 Retina MacBook Pro. That can be a world of difference if you’re a touch typist, especially when those small keys are jammed together as closely as they are on the Jorno. I found myself accidentally hitting the Caps Lock and Tab keys on a regular basis, even after days of constant use. The Delete key (a dear friend of mine) is far smaller than the backslash key, directly below it. These sound like small problems, but if you spend your day typing, the amount of time spent correcting the Jorno’s results can become a huge, frustrating issue.

Final thoughts

If bought through Jorno’s online store, the keyboard will set you back $100. But it can be found for around $40 on Amazon. Why the huge difference in price? I suspect it’s to combat the massive amount of cash that the Jorno’s manufacturer must be losing to the multiple companies selling nearly identical keyboards at significantly lower prices. And some of those do perform as well, if not better.

 

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