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Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)
Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters

Posted on 03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST by Niuhuru

When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It’s indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It’s based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.

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I just know that Freepers on here are going to bonkers over this.
1 posted on 03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST by Niuhuru
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To: Niuhuru

Come to Butthead...


2 posted on 03/02/2010 10:45:56 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Ping for later


3 posted on 03/02/2010 10:54:22 AM PST by carjic (Laid off since Dec 08...HELP!)
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To: Niuhuru

Um, if it’s transparent how do you.......


4 posted on 03/02/2010 10:56:41 AM PST by DManA
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To: Niuhuru

Fooling aside, keyboards in hospitals are a big germ collecting headache. This seems like an ideal solution.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 10:58:15 AM PST by DManA
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To: Niuhuru

6 posted on 03/02/2010 11:02:35 AM PST by houeto (Remember in November!)
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To: Niuhuru

My question is WHY?

Just because you can, does not mean you should.


7 posted on 03/02/2010 11:15:04 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Niuhuru

Great, a keyboard that has to be on a white surface to see the letters. Or, I could read a book while I was typing? Or better, I could put it on my monitor so I can browse while typing??


8 posted on 03/02/2010 11:16:35 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker
GREAT!!! A keyboard that won't get ruined when you spill coffee on it.

A keyboard that can be cleaned ... sterilized ... with common household cleaning agents.

9 posted on 03/02/2010 11:19:58 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NavyCanDo
My question is WHY? Just because you can, does not mean you should.

I suppose you're not a fan of electronically controlled gas pedals on Toyotas either ;)


10 posted on 03/02/2010 11:24:10 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Our politicians are stupid and our policies unsustainable)
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To: NavyCanDo

// My question is WHY? //

So us geeks can drool and dream of one day owning it.

No really, this being developed is probably a step in the direction of interacting with your computer without a physical keyboard. Instead of having a keyboard, you just set up a little camera with a projector on any flat surface and it displays a keyboard, where you can type. (I’ve seen it, done, but I don’t think it’s for sale yet). Much more mobile computer if able. .


11 posted on 03/02/2010 11:24:37 AM PST by Toki
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To: NavyCanDo

We’re not talking about drugs or sex, it’s about a new design that will likely sell well since geeks LOVE the latest technology.


12 posted on 03/02/2010 11:27:57 AM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

They keyboard layout itself is the real problem, attempts to create a redesign of the layout have been successful with layout shown to increase comfort and efficiency.

Problem has always been the adoption of the redesigns, they are at the whim of the familiarity of the ubiquitous old qwerty layout.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 11:29:42 AM PST by montyspython ("I don't believe in 'no win' scenarios." - James T. Kirk)
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To: ModelBreaker

Actually, it’s so you can put it up against the windscreen
of your car to avoid accidents while texting.


14 posted on 03/02/2010 11:29:45 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Toki
You mean like the laser keyboard?
15 posted on 03/02/2010 11:29:51 AM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: ArrogantBustard

An answer for all those of us who eat at the computer...


16 posted on 03/02/2010 11:30:54 AM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

It will be an end to the incessant “You Owe Me A New Keyboard”, after someone posts a good joke.


17 posted on 03/02/2010 11:32:48 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

LOL. You owe me a keyboard. AND a screen...


18 posted on 03/02/2010 11:34:13 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (I'm Ellie Light!)
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To: tet68

“Actually, it’s so you can put it up against the windscreen
of your car to avoid accidents while texting.”

Very funny.


19 posted on 03/02/2010 11:41:20 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: NavyCanDo
Just because you can, does not mean you should.

Bingo!

No tactile feedback? No thanks.

20 posted on 03/02/2010 11:42:24 AM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“It will be an end to the incessant “You Owe Me A New Keyboard”, after someone posts a good joke.”

Come and wipe off my keyboard doesn’t have quite the same ring.


21 posted on 03/02/2010 11:42:51 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Toki
The issue with this and the laser KB is always tactile feedback. I think we would like to develop interfaces like that shown in the PC game Mass Effect. It's explained by the designers that people either wear gloves with sensors and feedback built in, or they have sensors embedded under their fingertips (heavy users/engineers/hackers).


22 posted on 03/02/2010 11:43:40 AM PST by Clock King (There's no way to fix D.C.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

“GREAT!!! A keyboard that won’t get ruined when you spill coffee on it. A keyboard that can be cleaned ... sterilized ... with common household cleaning agents.”

There’s that. But in reality, I have to replace a regular old keyboard about once every five years due to grunge buildup. I don’t know. It just seems like another hip, appleish, metro thing to spend money on because of excessive coolness. But perhaps it will be a good thing.


23 posted on 03/02/2010 11:47:11 AM PST by ModelBreaker
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To: Toki
Flat Keyboard? Oh great just when we start solving the ergonomics problems of typing for long period - looks like its back to the drawing board for Ergonomist.
24 posted on 03/02/2010 11:48:58 AM PST by NavyCanDo (Palin 2012 Teleprompter Not Required)
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To: Niuhuru

I’ve always figured these “no give” keyboard idea would be pretty painful after a while. The down movement of the keys provides cushioning for your fingers, this thing would be like thumping right on your desk for hours on end.


25 posted on 03/02/2010 11:49:38 AM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Clock King

I’ve seen prototypes for gloves like that (only as a mouse). And I don’t think tactile feedback is everything, you see people usuing the tiny keyboards on cell phone screens, and once you get used to it, you really don’t need it except for few occasions. I think your right that some people (heavy users) will pay for that, but I believe the cheap way to go will be to ignore that.

And I have got to play that. :D


26 posted on 03/02/2010 11:52:58 AM PST by Toki
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To: numberonepal

That’s it. Sorry I forgot whether it had been marketed it or not at all.


27 posted on 03/02/2010 11:54:41 AM PST by Toki
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To: ArrogantBustard
By contrast, here are the keyboards of today...

28 posted on 03/02/2010 11:55:28 AM PST by comraderie
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To: comraderie

Every Monday, I turn my keyboard over and bang it on the desk ...

Knocks all the crud out.


29 posted on 03/02/2010 11:57:22 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NavyCanDo

I would love if this actually was used, but I think it’ll go more the apple route for keyboards on touch screen, not much for ergonomics. I’m sure you’ll be able to have a perirefial device that will be ergonomic though.


30 posted on 03/02/2010 11:57:54 AM PST by Toki
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To: Toki

It’s pretty darn cheap actually. I’m not sure how well it works, but it looks cool. I need that feel of the keys springing back though.


31 posted on 03/02/2010 12:16:32 PM PST by numberonepal (Don't Even Think About Treading On Me)
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To: Niuhuru
The silicone keyboards looked really neat - I liked the idea of being able to roll it up and put it in the backpack, in addition to being able to run it under the tap to clean it. So I got one only to find out that the typing experience was frustrating. Back to my wired $20 Logitech (which I have no complaints about at all).

This looks a little more promising... a dishwasher-safe keyboard. It's supposed to have better key feedback. I'll have to see it in person in a store before I pull the trigger.

32 posted on 03/02/2010 12:19:50 PM PST by dbwz (DISSENT IS PATRIOTIC)
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To: Toki
Instead of having a keyboard, you just set up a little camera with a projector on any flat surface and it displays a keyboard, where you can type. (I’ve seen it, done, but I don’t think it’s for sale yet). Much more mobile computer if able. .

Been out for a while. Laser projection, and you can buy one on Amazon for around $180 or so.


33 posted on 03/02/2010 12:21:39 PM PST by AFreeBird
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To: discostu

Considering how some women torture themselves when it comes to fashion, there are dozens of nerds out there that will happily suffer pain in their fingers in order to have and use the latest technology.


34 posted on 03/02/2010 12:49:23 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Niuhuru

The market might be there, but it ain’t me. I learned long ago pain is your body pointing out mistakes.


35 posted on 03/02/2010 12:51:55 PM PST by discostu (wanted: brick, must be thick and well kept)
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To: Niuhuru
The problem with this keyboard is that when you take it home and plug it in, it is still just a keyboard. What if I wanted to input Chinese characters on occasion? Or what if I needed a keyboard that had slightly bigger keys because I had a physical limitation? Or I could use a custom key set for an application so I don't crash all those fighter jets thinking F5 was the throttle when it really raises the landing gear, or I just need a trackpad? The industry will go in this direction in just a few more months or a couple of years at most.

Optimus Tactus keyboard

But even then, we'll still have the $20 regular keyboards.

36 posted on 03/02/2010 4:52:46 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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