Designer punts ultimate customisable keyboard
Your keys, exactly where you want 'em
If we wrote stories for every concept design that crossed our desks, we wouldn't have time to bring you much else. Some designs are worth a mention, though, and this idea of a fully customisable keyboard certainly raises a few eyebrows.
Talking of her design, Lahti said "the strain of typing will disappear with this ergonomic, customisable keyboard.
"To customise [the keyboard], simply hit the 'arrange' button to move the button placement on your slideboard for a more comfortable arrangement."
For a better understanding of how it could work, check out the following series of images:
Does this keyboard push your buttons, or are you more of a push-buttons kind of a person? How helpful would a customisable keyboard like this be to you? Let us know your views below. ®
Think it'd be great to have a keyboard without tactile feedback, or even any way of telling with your fingers where the key boundaries are? Go try to write a term paper on your iPad, then come back and talk to me. No rush, I'll wait -- you'll probably be a while...
I'd be concerned at the health affects on a persons finger joints if they spend the day (touch) typing against a solid surface with no give - the springyness and tactile feedback of keys makes a big difference in regulating the amount of force that actually get exerted back through the fingers.
That said this keyboard could be perfect for gamers, or multi-linguists if you can save and switch between layouts at a whim - particularly if you can change the size of keys
Physical version already exists
The Ergodex DX1.
Still doesn't beat the maximus.