11.18.2006

Why did it take them so long to figure THIS out

for those of you on PCs, you gotta get

This!

Sadly, the chief perpetrator of posts requiring beverage alerts, and Miss Snark herself of course, are on Macs, but our day will come.




Thanks to the chef at bibliobuffet for this little treat

28 comments:

December Quinn said...

Oooohhh....I want it...I want it...

Not just for coffee spills. Toddlers like to pour juice on things, too.

RobertM said...

Oh, I *really* want that red one. Wow!

Janet Black said...

Wow, (snorted) coffee and (choked/coughed) crumbs can't get inside. That's what we need alright.

Nick said...

It's the exact same thing as a regular keyboard (caution--going into computer geek mode).

Bottom layer of a keyboard is a thin plastic array for the buttons. Next layer up is the silicon interface which links the keycaps to the button array. On top of that are the hard plastic keycaps.

These are basically the button array and a reinforced silicon interface (doubling as keycaps) made into one composite package. :)

-Nick

Bernita said...

You mean that thing I got for my birthday wasn't a bath mat?

magz said...

Yanno? It makes sense! Dang good sense! Although I'm a poverty level penny pinchin fool, the price is right too! I'm ordering the red one Robert! I'll letcha know how it works.
(I'm hard on keyboards, mostly cause I insist on rolling tabacco over em) I'm ordering today, so stay tuned fer results hehehee

Heidi the Hick said...

Miss Snark is on Mac! Yessss!

judy said...

I think that every Snarkling should get one free when they read this site.

J/K

Julie said...

Your Awful Snarkness,

This one is Mac-compatible. And it comes in a glowing version.

Tattieheid said...

These are good, but I do agree Miss Snark should be handing these out to everybody.

Wonder how they cope with alcohol spillages....:)

Illiah said...

And you can ask Santa to toss in one of these as well:

http://www.signals.com/signals/T-Shirts-Sweatshirts_1GA/Item_Careful-Or-Youll-End-Up-In-My-Novel-Shirts_AV1741G_ps_cti-1GA.html

dink said...

yeah, but you have to wash it by hand. I'm waiting for the machine wash/line dry model.


:-D

LadyBronco said...

I really really want one...but I wonder how long they last before going kaput?
(especially with most of us spewing liquids onto our keyboards on a regular basis around here!)

nut said...

I bet this was inspired by Miss Snark.

whitemouse said...

It's cool beyond belief, but what is it really good for unless it comes with a computer that can also be rolled up?

The spill-proofness is certainly useful, but unless you hate your laptop's tiny keyboard with a passion, I don't see what the portability is good for.

illiterate said...

Well, whitemouse, my kids bashed about 15 keyboards last year, so if the rubber one is less breakable, cool. On the other hand, they could still cut it with scissors. And portability... Yes! I could finally fill up my bathtub with coffee, and type in bath. If the wire will stretch that far... Please, tell me it stretches!

Writerious said...

Just because it's "Windows compatible" doesn't mean that's the only thing you can use it on. Call up the company and see if they've tried it on other platforms. With a USB connection, it may be a universal device.

Anonymous said...

Gotta have that!
CJ

Anonymous said...

They've started coming in different colors now? Spiffy. As soon as they have purple ones, I'll order one...assuming I've got $17 by then. That's much better than the price used to be, though. I think they were $40-50 when they first came out a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

...first they inflicted us with "floppy discs" and now - "floppy keyboards"?
floppy grouch

Nut said...

We're in 21 century here, people!

What they should be releasing some affordable (dirt cheap, cause i'm broke) waterproof bashproof laptopswith faster then lightning speed internet access. With a digital CPR accessory. And a doggy poop picker.

SnarkEvil 2007.

Anonymous said...

No purple, but i've seen it in pale blue.

http://www.industrial-computer-enclosure.co.uk/waterproof_keyboard/waterproof_keyboard.htm

Anonymous said...

"It's cool beyond belief, but what is it really good for unless it comes with a computer that can also be rolled up? "

Whitemouse, you cracked me up with this comment! I'm laughing so loud; the neighbours are banging on the wall. Soon, they'll be able to roll it up and shoot me!

Kate said...

There is something better than a floppy keyboard on the market. Its an Alphasmart! Its not floppy, but its much better to use for writing than a full computer.

www.alphasmart.co.uk

I use the Alphasmart 3000. Its a full keyboard with a tiny screen that shows four lines of text and all you can do on it is write. Its less than 2 pounds in weight, it stores up to 100 pages and transfers your writing to a computer (any text doc, ie Word etc) via USB. Just plug it in and press send and its done.
It runs on three AA batteries with a life of about 700 hours. I love it! I write on the train on the way to work, and coz its so small and light its just perfect to travel with!!

They retail up to 350 (for the latest alphasmart Dana Wireless), but you can get 'em on ebay for under 100.

Soni said...

Whitemouse -

You mean like this roll-up monitor?

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2006/09/22/Roll_up_monitor/

(Yeah, my little geeky head keeps random tidbits of stuff like this in immediate access memory.)

Brady Westwater said...

What's a PC?

lizzie26 said...

"You mean that thing I got for my birthday wasn't a bath mat?" Too funny, Bernita! I thought it looked like those rubber thingies you put in a tub so you won't slip.

Now there's an idea: Lay it on the tub or shower floor, hook up that keyboard to your CPU and monitor(which is, of course, outside the tub, duh), then type away with your toes! 'Course you'd have to take a shower, not a bath.

Anonymous said...

I have one from years back and you have to press each key to get it to register--no tip-tapping along like a rigid non-rollup keboard. Plus it turns out the amusing portability of such an item evaporates in the face of the built-in keyboard that comes free with every laptop these days.

USB means it's likely just as bad for a Mac as it is for a PC.

Enjoy!