The new product is called Tray Typer and is basically a tray that has a paper-thin, rechargeable keyboard.
The special keyboard is given to the customers when they order their favorite KFC menus and can be connected to the smartphone.
The idea behind the smart keyboard was that the customers could connect it to their smartphones so that they can continue typing without getting their screens all greasy.
Before the Tray Typer, KFC gave its customers paper towels and tissues to help them wipe their hands. These towels were used every time the customer wanted to type something on the smartphone.
But unlike the paper towels, which could only be used by a single person, the Tray Typer is durable enough and can be used by many customers. It only needs to be wiped clean in order to remove the grease left by the previous customers.
Serviceplan, the company that created the Tray Typer, said that the product proved to be so successful that in the first week when it was introduced many customers took the trays home with them after finishing their meal.
Although the technology on which the Tray Typer runs may seem something new, it has been around for a few years now.
In 2013, CSR, a company based in United Kingdom revealed a similar keyboard that was extremely thin and very flexible, very much like KFC’s Tray Typer.
However, this is not the first time KFC spoils its customers with fun and innovative electronics. The Japanese branches of the famous fast food restaurant chain launched a similar product last year that was a combination of keyboard, mouse and USB stick.
The keyboard was in theme with the KFC brand and proved to be an instant success among the customers.
KFC Japan also released iPhone cases that were shaped like big fried chicken drumsticks and gave them to the customers through a Twitter promo last year.
Although KFC has released some cool electronics for its customers, it’s not the only fast food company that uses technology to make the products more exciting.
At the beginning of May, Domino’s announced a new feature that allows the customers to order pizza via Twitter.
Also, the company live-streamed how their pizza is being done and users could pay using Bitcoins.
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