Pixel Slate Keyboard is designed with round keys to provide a more approachable look with uncompromised typing experience. One of the main challenge was to fit a full size keyboard and a large trackpad in less than 4mm thickness while keeping a great typing experience. The 19mm pitch of the keys follows full size keyboard rule, the 1.2mm travel and a subtle dish shape on the top of the keys provide a precise tactile feedback, the click ratio was fine tuned by changing dom switch material, all edges of the keyboard are gently curved to increase comfort.
The soft textile cover provides an approachable touch to fit with your mobile lifestyle and work anywhere, at a cafe, airplane or desk. With the polyurethane knit (PUK) the folio also provides a secure grip and a good protection while carrying the device. All together, this design emphasizes portability.
The folio versatility allows smooth angle adjustments and multiple modes courtesy of and invisible magnet system on the inside of Pixel slate, going from laptop to entertainment mode (by flipping the keyboard underneath and keeping the screen standing), or slate mode. When closed, the folio also protects the front and back of Pixel Slate.
Status: Production 2018
ID lead: Vincent Claudepierre
Photo and rendering: Vincent Claudepierre and Google