Even before arriving at CES 2019, Royole made headlines in November when he launched the FlexPai, a 7.8-inch phone with a flexible AMOLED display, during a time when it was rumored that Samsung would do the same.
It was hard to imagine that this startup, largely unknown, could do, let alone sell, such a product before Samsung and other giants like LG and Huawei. (Samsung finally gave us a preview of hisa month later).
Well Royole is in CES 2019 showing not only the FlexPai, but several other devices that implement thin and folding screens. That is, it is also showing an intelligent speaker, a flexible keyboard and a selfie stick smart.
The smart speaker has a 7.8-inch AMOLED touch screen that doubles to 100 degrees. You can scroll through the screen to play music, watch movies or simply touch the interactive home screen.
Although it was not configured while we were examining it, the speaker also has an 8-megapixel camera on top that appears and rotates 180 degrees to take pictures and make video calls. The horn is also integrated with Alexa and Google, so you can make different inquiries and order it to control your smart home devices.
Royole also demonstrated its flexible QWERTY keyboard, which can be placed on any smooth surface and connected to your phone via Bluetooth. It can work wirelessly and, when you're done, press the button twice and roll it up so you can carry it in your pocket. In standby mode I have been told that your battery lasts for months. Although it was a bit difficult to write, it looks really cool and the transparent surface is thin and flexible.
Finally, the company showed its selfie stick smart. It is already available in China at Brookstone stores, and is expected to arrive in the USA. in 2019. It has multi-touch sensors around the handle. This allows you to navigate through a dedicated camera application so you can switch between the different editing functions on the phone.
We do not know what the official price of any of these products will be, but Royole plans to sell the flexible keyboard for the second quarter of 2019 through its website and other retailers such as Amazon. As for the smart speaker, Royole is still contacting retail partners for distribution.
Royole also brought two other devices that are already available on his site and on Amazon: the RoWrite digital notepad and an immersive 3D movie headset called Moon. They sell for US $ 130 and US $ 600, respectively.