Feeds

Logitech keyboard rides the Wave

Touchy feely...

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

Numb fingers, sore wrists, aching arms and painful fingertips are all just some of the problems that can be caused by our 21st century addiction to the keyboard. But, Logitech has taken these pain-points onboard and, with a little aquatic inspiration, created the Wave keyboard.

It claims the keyboard, which is available in either a corded or cordless version, is a straight keyboard evolution. The design uses a five degree curve across the keyboard’s surface that is supposed to open-up users’ hands, so that their wrists are not forced to bend across the keyboard.

Logitech_Wave3
Logitech's Wave keyboard is...um, swell

Logitech, astoundingly, has discovered that fingers vary in length and so also positioned the keys in a wave shape, with a 0.4cm difference between the lowest and highest keys. For example, keys A and Enter are near the top of the wave because they are typically pressed by your pinkies.

Logitech_Wave1
Could the Wave help to combat RSI?

Since the keys are not divided into left and right-hand groups - as on Microsoft’s Natural Keyboard Elite - ‘adaption time’ to the keyboard should prove minimal and a padded wrist rest that follows the keyboard’s wave contour will also provide typing support.

Logitech_Wave2
Apparently the wave design will open your palms

The keyboard is compatible with both Macs and PCs, but its Vista compatibility means some shortcut keys link to the OS’s Flip 3D display function and on-screen sidebar. This also extends as far as a type-speed indicator and error-rate tracker.

Logitech has also created a wave-inspired cordless laser mouse, in an attempt to replicate the Wave keyboard’s comfort.

A corded version of the Wave keyboard will be available worldwide from October, priced at $50 (£26/€41), while the cordless version will be sold in combination with the Wave mouse for $90 (£47/€62).

Application security programs and practises

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle
Music gear giant seeks some of that sweet, sweet Apple pie
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Top 8 considerations to enable and simplify mobility
In this whitepaper learn how to successfully add mobile capabilities simply and cost effectively.
Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.