Time For The Floppy Keyboard
from the forget-the-floppy-disk dept
The “floppy disk” is a thing of the past, but the floppy keyboard may be a thing of the future. The Inquirer is running a review of a foldable, floppy keyboard that they claim works pretty well – assuming you’ve placed it on a flat surface for typing. The biggest benefit (or downside, depending on your point of view) is the attention such a keyboard gets you from those who don’t believe it could possibly work. Now, the next trick will be for them to split the keyboard in two, add some straps so that you can put half a keyboard on each thigh, and you’ll have a keyboard in your lap. Add in a small computer you can stick in your pocket and the new display goggles/glasses that are hitting the market, and you’ve got quite the (yes, very very geeky) wearable computer – with a full sized keyboard.
Comments on “Time For The Floppy Keyboard”
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Who the heck wants a wearable computer? I always hear this in the news, but who in their right mind wants a computer that is wearable? I’ll stick to the odl fashioned laptop and desktp and use the, when appropriate, not a go everywhere type of thing. People are insane.
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who want’s a wearable clock? Or a wearable phone..? Or a wearable PDA…?
I’d spring for a wearable computer as soon as they’re about the same size/weight as a watch… and if the display could be projected and wasn’t too hard to read…
Well...one group would want it
I don’t know about other groups, but I think musicians (especially computer musicians) would love to have powerful wearable computers to take onstage. Being a DJ, I would find it much easier to spin records on a computer without having to be attracted to some clunky desktop or laptop. Matter of fact, it would be even cooler if I could wave my hands in the air like in Minority Report and spin tracks without a conventional interface.
That’s just one future musician’s opinion however.
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I have been using one of these for the last year or so (a different brand though). I actually like it better than the standard keyboards because it is completely silent, which doesn’t wake my wife up in the middle of the night when I have a late night coding sessions.