The latest stunningly cool idea to emerge from Kickstarter.com is a humble USB keyboard, the Qwerkywriter a keyboard with old world charm. With 1 day to go till funding and having already met their goal the future looks bright for this stylized typer.
The Qwerky is a beautiful blending of old and new, the vintage round key caps give the keyboard a vintage typewriter look while the latest mechanical switches provide a modern feel, the new. Hooking the digital typewriter up to computers and tablets will eventually be via Bluetooth but at the moment the first models are USB. The built in tablet stand and return bar round off the retro look.
Qwerkytoys hope to have the finished product available July 2015, with the keyboard costing $289. Check out the Kickstarter link below for more information.
Presented for your viewing pleasure is the demonstration of an old timey keyboard that’s been wired for a modern world, a keyboard that is the height of design and function. Now all we need is a steam punk computer to go with the keyboard and the time machine is complete. Sit back, relax and enjoy this preview of a future trip down memory lane.
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Building the ultimate home theatre PC to drive that brand new 4K TV is only the first step in a journey into tech nirvana. Actually using the setup is the important bit, the nirvana bit.
This however is reliant on the keyboard and mouse, and the living room is no place for an ordinary keyboard or mouse. The latest specially designed living room ready keyboard from Logitech is the Logitech K830 Illuminated Living-room Keyboard, the ultimate home theatre PC companion.
Designed for life in the living-room the K830 includes the essential home theatre PC features; long distance wireless (33 feet), backlit keys and a touch-pad that allows the K830 to go solo.
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Japanese industrial design company Minebea have created the greatest looking piece of computer equipment ever. It’s glossy, has much tech bling, is completely function and it’s a keyboard. The product of legendary designer Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki – professor at Osaka University who had been Apple design director in early 1990s – the Cool Leaf will go on retail sale in japan on May 13. English variants of the keyboard will be release in July.
The surface of the keyboard is completely smooth with a mirror finish. When the keyboard is turned on the key labels light up to reveal the keyboards layout, the Leaf springs to life. The display is driven by a backlight which sends light through some very special plastic – light guide – which directs light evenly to the surface. The surface itself is made up of a series of touch sensitive layers, with individual layers using both capacitance and load pressure to detect key presses. The touch surface is able to sense multiple touches at once allowing such Windows classics as CTRL-ALT-DEL – or whats wrong with this damn machine -.
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