Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/05/16/keyless_lifebook_keyboard_concept/

Designer punts ultimate customisable keyboard

Your keys, exactly where you want 'em

By Caleb Cox

Posted in Hardware, 16th May 2011 15:00 GMT

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.

The Keyless Lifebook concept, designed by American Laura Lahti, has been shortlisted from among more than 1000 concepts from a recent Dcompetition, the Fujitsu Design Award.

Keyless Lifebook concept

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:

Keyless Lifeboat concept

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. ®