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Royole Flexible Keyboard

At CES 2019, Chinese startup Royole demoed different applications for its thin and flexible touchscreens. In addition to its flexible keyboard, it showed off its Flexpai phone (which launched in November), a smart speaker and a multitouch selfie stick.

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Royole Flexpai phone

Royole made headlines in November when it launched the FlexPai -- a 7.8-inch phone with a flexible AMOLED screen -- during a time when Samsung was only rumored to be doing the same. 

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Royole Flexible Keyboard

At CES 2019, Royoled showed off the Flexpai as well as its flexible QWERTY keyboard.

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Royole Flexible Keyboard

It can be laid on any smooth surface and connected to your phone via Bluetooth.  

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Royole Flexible Keyboard

It can work wirelessly, and when you're done, just push the button twice and it'll roll up so you can carry it around in your pocket.   

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Royole Flexible Keyboard

On standby, I'm told its battery lasts for months. Though it was a little hard to type on, it looks really cool, and the transparent surface is thin and flexible.

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Royole Smart Speaker

Royole's smart speaker has a 7.8-inch AMOLED touchscreen that bends to 100 degrees and has Google Assistant and Alexa built in.

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Royole Smart Speaker

You can swipe through the screen to play music, watch movies or just tap the interactive homescreen.  

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Royole Smart Speaker

Though it wasn't set up while we were taking a look at it, the speaker also has an 8-megapixel camera up top that pops up and rotates 180 degrees for taking pictures and making video calls.   

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Royole Smart Selfie Stick

Royle's smart selfie stick features multitouch sensors around the handle. 

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Royole Smart Selfie Stick

This allows you to navigate through a dedicated camera app so you can switch between different editing features on the phone.

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Royole Smart Selfie Stick

It's already available in China at Brookstone stores in different colors, and is expected to come to the US in 2019.   

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Royole Flexa Robot

Other applications for Royole's bendy screens include the Flexa companion toy robot that reacts when you touch its head and belly.

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Royole's flexible screens

Royole also aims to partner with luxury clothing companies to embed its screens on clothing.

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