12.12.2006

Keyboards for Snarklings

Miss Snark,
For those who don't like the idea of a rubber keyboard, here is an alternative for the techno-geeks among us:



It projects an image of a keyboard onto a flat surface and keeps track of where your fingers are to register keystrokes. If only your readers can avoid spewing onto the $179.99 projector....


Dog knows my number one goal each and every day is to ruin a keyboard somewhere in the world. Secretly I own stock in Keyboards R Us. This may thwart my evil plan!




Thanks to Dan for the link!

15 comments:

Jean said...

I SO want one of these!!!

Ryan Field said...

This and a pair of rubber pants will do the trick.

RyanBruner said...

This keyboard is nothing new. It has been around for a few years now, especially targeted at those with PDAs.

Thing is, reviews I've seen said it doesn't really work all that well. The idea is cool, but in practice, not a terrific idea.

It is meant more as a keyboard to use when you couldn't otherwise have one and not meant to be your full-time keyboard.

Anonymous said...

nope,

sorry,

dont like it


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Matt said...

Anyone else see pocket-sized computers on the horizon?

*wants one*

William G. said...

Wonder how long before they make the ergonomically curved keyboard version...

roach said...

It is a cool idea, but I don't know if it would give the same tactile feedback of a regular keyboard. I still love the old, clicky IBM keyboards.

And FWIW, those rubber keyboards are destructable. Our two-year-old managed to kill one in record time. But the old IBM keyboard we gave her to bang on is still functioning. :D

ryan said...

The problem is you type on a hard surface with no give. As a result after a while your fingers hurt.

Very cool though.

katiesandwich said...

The problem for slobs like me is that it's damn near impossible for me to find a cleared-off slice of table to project this image on. (My New Year's Resolution: Less time blogging, more time cleaning my house!)

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Looks like OJ Next to me. Hmm... Wonder if Blogger's trying to tell us something. (Insert ominous music here)

J.H. Bográn said...

Although a tech-lover...I still enjoy the clicking sound of the keys when I press them while the words appear ont he screen so they can take you to distant places and lovable charecters.
Sorry, not for me, neither is that speaker where you can dictate your text for the same reason.

Sherryl said...

I heard about these at a school in Hong Kong. They're great for in the classroom as all the kids can contribute and no grubby, sticky fingers on the keyboard - you just wipe the table.
I guess the same goes for coffee?

Anonymous said...

One problem with these things is that you can't rest your fingers on the keyboard when you're in between thoughts, or you get thisssssssssssssss.

LadyBronco said...

I don't care what anyone says.....

I still want the red roll-up keyboard.

susan said...

Oh mon chien! Whatever next? I predict it will go out of style quicker than you can type "Dvorak".

Writer on Board said...

Here's more info on this gadget:

http://www.gearlog.com/2006/07/so_cool_it_cant_be_real_blueto.php