A Glass Touch Keyboard and Mouse is Near Reality

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LuckyDucky7

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So when some user brings his fists down on the keyboard, what happens to it?

(Also, how hard is it to integrate small motors into the keyboard's base so that when you press a key it fools your brain into thinking you hit it? That tech's been on smartphones for years!)
 

apercu

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This doesn't seem like a good idea... No more resting fingers on your keyboard. That won't be tiring after hours of typing. :p
 

kcorp2003

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nice idea. similar to mine except with the cameras. i welcome it! however the mouse design won't work for gaming. the mouse is more of a portable track pad.
 

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[citation][nom]LuckyDucky7[/nom](Also, how hard is it to integrate small motors into the keyboard's base so that when you press a key it fools your brain into thinking you hit it? That tech's been on smartphones for years!)[/citation]

Funny, I always turn that off. Why do you need the phone to vibrate to know you've hit a key? You're looking right at the phone while you type! The click sound, letter highlighting, and actual typing on the screen aren't enough? With how quickly someone like me types on a desktop sized keyboard, the sensation would quickly become aggravating, as it would simply feel like a steady vibration. Not to mention, I think it would numb your wrists after a while.

Also, I think it's kind of ridiculous to look at this concept and complain it doesn't have enough features. Last I checked, they don't build smartphone tech on kickstarter budgets.
 

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Really cool. Ideal for the company manager, the type who never has to actually use the cutting edge computer sitting on his desk. Plus points on the "wow" factor.

Judging by the looks, it should drive Apple fans wild.
 
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Why do people keep trying to fix things that are not broken?
 

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[citation][nom]asmetoo[/nom]Why do people keep trying to fix things that are not broken?[/citation]

Better question, why do people think tech for smartphones/tablets/laptops/desktops would be great to incorporate into smartphones/tablets/laptops/desktops? Just because it works great for one thing does not mean it is best to bring it to the other. Denim works great for jeans, but I wouldn't think about wearing a t-shirt made out of denim because that just doesn't work.
 

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[citation][nom]dark_knight33[/nom] I think it's kind of ridiculous to look at this concept and complain it doesn't have enough features..[/citation]

it types words and clicks on icons.. its a mouse and keyboard what other fetures does it need.
 

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China will probably create plastic rip offs, for $25 or so...
The bad is that typing without key verification is very hard. As soon as your finger touches the glass, even to rest, it will record a key entry...
 

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[citation][nom]dark_knight33[/nom]Funny, I always turn that off. Why do you need the phone to vibrate to know you've hit a key? You're looking right at the phone while you type![/citation]
I take it you're not actually a typist, but a "hunt-and-peck" sort of person. As someone who can average around 140 WPM, I can vouch that the tactile feedback is rather important; I actually make more mistakes on a full-size laptop keyboard simply due to the reduced stroke distance. It's slower still when I'm using a touchscreen.
 

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[citation][nom]nottheking[/nom]I take it you're not actually a typist, but a "hunt-and-peck" sort of person. As someone who can average around 140 WPM, I can vouch that the tactile feedback is rather important; I actually make more mistakes on a full-size laptop keyboard simply due to the reduced stroke distance. It's slower still when I'm using a touchscreen.[/citation]


Because you are human..........

Our future cyborg masters will not need such sensory data to register the keystrokes, hence their obsession with glass keyboards.
 

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[citation][nom]southernshark[/nom]Because you are human..........Our future cyborg masters will not need such sensory data to register the keystrokes, hence their obsession with glass keyboards.[/citation]
They won't need keyboard at all, they will just interface with the mother computer and stream the commands to end our world.
 

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This doesn't look like a good idea. People will want to press buttons. This glass keyboard is well... a flat slab of glass. That would suck.
 

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So aside from looking cool, what is the real benefit of a glass keyboard or mouse? Not that I would ever want to use one, I am just wondering why someone would want to make one.
 

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So aside from looking cool, what is the real benefit of a glass keyboard or mouse? Not that I would ever want to use one, I am just wondering why someone would want to make one.
Perhaps durability, spill coffee on the keyboard or mouse, wipe it off with a terry cloth and your good to go?

the item could most likely made water resistant with some gaskets strategically placed in several locations.

despite this potential feature I am still still going to be purchasing the $30 boards.
 
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