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Old 01-30-2013, 10:40 AM   #1
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E-Ink Keyboard Concept Marries Best Of Touch And Physical Keys

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:05 PM   #3
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Interesting idea. The characters won't wear out, the the keyboard could be instantly transformed into any desired layout.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:54 PM   #4
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cool. for desktop keyboards, that is.

but really, all seem to miss the point: I don't want to type on a mobile device, aside perhaps from a numeric keyboard or other simple large buttons.

Best thing I've ever seen for writing on mobile devices is Swype. You just connect the letters on a virtual keyboard by swiping over them with your finger to form words. Although invented by Samsung, they seem to have completely ditched it in favor of plain old writing with a stylus on the Galaxy Note. It's wrong: first, because writing on it is extremely laggy; second, because I don't want to draw the individual letters, just want to connect them from a keyboard. I love the stylus for this purpose, but I'm not going back to drawing characters.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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I would LOVE this for shortcuts and stuff like TextExpander.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #6
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That looks really cool. Sounds like a great Kickstarter project to me.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:28 PM   #7
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I need this for gaming. pasting little pieces of paper on my keys to correspond to hit, power menu, shot gun, etc, is not optimal.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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I need this for gaming. pasting little pieces of paper on my keys to correspond to hit, power menu, shot gun, etc, is not optimal.
Haha that was my first thought! "I could mark my hotkeys!" I try to change key assignments so that my games are as similar as possible, but I still get tripped up sometimes.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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It would be useful for more than just gaming. Applications could have custom keyboard layouts. No need to remember what F11 does, they keyboard could be updated to have the key display it.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:21 PM   #10
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That looks like a really neat idea. I could see lots of potential applications if there was any decent amount of resolution for each key.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:43 AM   #11
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This would take care of all my needs when switching between languages.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:56 PM   #12
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It would be useful for more than just gaming. Applications could have custom keyboard layouts. No need to remember what F11 does, they keyboard could be updated to have the key display it.
Now that is an awesome idea! Is Run F5 or F6 in this program? What's the hot key for esoteric engineering application #47?

Increasing productivity one keyboard at a time...
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:12 PM   #13
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I like it!

Since not everyone likes the same thing in a keyboard, though, I'd hope there'd be a choice of (clear) keycaps of different shapes (flat or concave) and a choice of tactile response and keyclick sound.

One Keyboard To Rule Them All.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:02 AM   #14
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Interesting, but I don't really see it as being practical cost-wise.
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:09 AM   #15
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It really depends; Anyone with an idea on how cheap small (0,5", 64x64 pixels) eink displays can be produced, including controllers?
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