Current Ultrabook keyboards are still based on the ‘scissor’ action mechanics that have been around for years but those keyboard below 3.5mm in thickness is proving to be a challenge.
ThinTouch has a key travel of 0.75 mm vertically but includes a horizontal movement too. Total keyboard thickness is 2.5mm which could enable a 12mm thin Ultrabook design.
ThinTouch can also detect pressure which can be used to generate, for example, capital letters without using the Shift key.
I tried a typing test but the spacebar was broken so that didn’t go too well but I can say that the feel of the key is pretty good for one with such limited vertical travel. This may not be the typists choice but for a stylish keyboard, really not bad at all. Expect this in Ultrabook designs in 2013.