Logitech just launched the 7.5mm thin Wireless Solar Keyboard K750. Now, this particular solar driven keyboard is able to power itself by using any light, including that from lamps. So as long as you don’t hack away in constant darkness all the time you’ll be free of battery hassles forever. Also, it’s completely PVC-free to be as eco-friendly as possible.
The keyboard comes with a solar power app which features a lux meter to help you get the necessary light and keep track of the battery levels. The keyboard will stay charged for at least three months in total darkness as well.
The K750 will be available for purchase in January 2011 and the suggested price is â‚¬79.99.
Link: Logitech K750 Keyboard
Logitech has launched K800, a slim, wireless keyboard with illuminated keys. The laser-etched keys are lit up using ambient light sensors to adjust the brightness depending on how dark the room is and built-in motion sensors make sure the backlighting turns off if you’re not using the keyboard â€“ it’s wireless so you might want to save battery juice. If you’re not happy with the automatic detection you can adjust the brightness manually as well.
According to Logitech the K800 offers up to 10 days of battery life (depending on use, of course) and you recharge it with a micro-USB cable. The price is estimated to $99.00 and it’ll be available later this month.
Logitech.com: K800 keyboard
Art. Lebedev Studio (the ones behind the USD$2400 Optimus Maximus keyboard) presented a working prototype of their upcoming Optimus Popularis keyboard. This one has 20 less displays than the Maximus, and besides lacking a numeric keypad it uses 64×64 LED displays instead of OLED on the keys to reduce the price tag. The goal is for it to cost “less than $1000” and it’s supposed to be available for preorder later this year and hit the stores early 2011.
(via crunchgear, technabob)
Considering how appealing glass touch-screen interfaces are these days (think iPhone) there ought to be a market for the No-Key Keyboard, a completely non-tactile keyboard concept designed by Kong Fanwen. The idea behind this is that a built-in camera uses motion capture to record the keystrokes instead of by you actually pushing the buttons.
I wonder how my fingertips would feel after a long days hammering on solid glass though…
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Just when people stopped drooling over the LED-key Optimus Maximus keyboard Art. Lebedev Studio hits us with yet another progressive keyboard, a concept (hopefully-soon-to-become-reality) dubbed Optimus Tactus.
This time they’ve removed the keys all together. This keyboard is just one, big touch-screen (a “one sensor display”) allowing you (and the software you use) to customize, resize and rearrange they keys however you want to, including showing videos. This way you could have it to show selected tool icons along with a color selector while running Photoshop, just media buttons while watching movies and so on.
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Here’s the Folding Keyboard by Matias. A full-size keyboard small enough to fit in your laptop bag when folded and large enough to be comfortable when open. Matias promises a responsive and tactile feel due to high-quality dome switches and it sports goodies like a number pad, a smart Fn key as well as media keys (like volume control), page navigation, cursor keys and so on.
The Folding Keyboard is available on pre-order now and expects to start shipping mid-December.
Matias.ca: Folding Keyboard ($59.95 USD)