With a lot of casual PC users now using tablets makes this gadget useless. Those who need to use a real keyboard are probably touch typing already. Makes you wonder who the targets are for this kind of keyboard - smart tv users?
I doubt many of us will benefit from this. For instance, I keep my keyboard in the keyboard tray, pushed into the desk, where I can't see it at all, because I simply don't need to see the keys. (and I'm a little closer to the screen that way)
Practice with the keyboard. If you have to look at it, then you need to practice more typing test. As for passwords, tell those prying eyes to turn around and step out for a moment. I don't see this re-inventing the keyboard for the looking up and down aspect. However, having another screen to display notifications will go well as desktop os start to integrate social media and notifications similar to mobile os does.
[citation][nom]azraa[/nom]I cant help but imagine that this product will have a market with old granpas/tech impaired people.[/citation]
I work at a very tech-oriented place, and there are very few nerds there that actually know how to type. In fact, the finance officer and I are the only 2 that can type without looking at keys in the whole building. I think it has to do with entering in product keys all day and being paranoid about hitting a wrong key...
[citation][nom]menigmand[/nom]Could Americans launch a product without "smart" in the name?[/citation]
It is an Israeli company/product, not American. Besides, other than smart boards and smart phones are there really that many 'smart' products floating around out there?
At first I was gonna be snarky and make a comment about learning to touch-type, but then I thought about the fact that there are plenty of people who really don't know how to type, and whose computer usage pattern will probably never force them to learn.
Actually, when you think about it, as more people use phones or tablets for their computing needs, the ability to type among the general population is going to go down, not up. I'd never really thought about that before...it's funny to think that physical keyboards might be a transition technology nearing the end of its widespread use.
Serious QA and support problems with this device. I bought one and the keyboard mechanism did not work correctly. After 2 weeks of rounds with them (it took then 3-5 days to respond each time) they said I could return it ($10 shipping) and they'd send me another. The second keyboard had a different but equally bad key problem and I can't use it and so far two notes to them over 8 days has resulted in no response.
Not a good experience. Nice idea in the keyboard but crappy quality assurance and customer support. I suspect I might not recover my investment (over $100 so far).