It is a concept, an idea that exists as a rendering; it could be many things, but it chose to be a keyboard. As a new concept keyboard, it looked at the wide choices of names it could have, wondering if simply being called keyboard would be enough. “No” said the booming voice of its creator, giving it the name F**ktron. This point forward, I’m just going to call it F-Tron. It is easier to write, and having to censor names just doesn’t sit right.
Azio’s new Bluetooth keyboard takes its inspiration from the good ol’ typewriter. The design and the click-clack of the mechanical keyboard on the Retro Classic BT should get you all set in for the typewriter feel. Thankfully, Azio isn’t just going for the looks with this one – although the wood, metal and leather finish are quite a treat – and there’s quite a bit of functional options and modern tech in there as well.
We’re pretty sure there is nothing weird about wearing jeans that double time as a fully functional keyboard. But we’ve been (mostly) wrong about such things in the past, so don’t take our word for it. Designed by Erik de Nijs and creatively named “Beauty and the Geek” come with built in speakers, Bluetooth mouse, and full blown Bluetooth keyboard. That has to be very comfortable, and the wearer probably gets a free pass to touching themselves in public.
Thinking of futuristic gadgets somehow always brings the thoughts of clean, glassy, transparent designs. That might very well soon be true as the gadgets we see here are getting ready to be real. The concept is from Jason Giddings of Giddings Product Development. Gadgets the concept offers are a multi-touch keyboard and mouse made from tempered glass and with cameras in the base to keep track of motion and contact.
As part of his ongoing Make Something Cool Every Day 2011 project, designer David Schwen created these fun interpretations of these keyboard keys.
We have been so fed with brands and their logos that most are easily recognizable at a glance. This keyboard from Ignacio Pilotto makes use of the same brand addiction, replacing keys by famous brand logos. As an example, the alphabet “f” has been replaced by the facebook logo, hitting the key along with the function key will take you to Facebook. Other alphabets have been replaced by corresponding logos as well.
Don’t ask about the logic behind this tuxedo, because there appears to be none. Just glue a bunch of keys to a tuxedo, and voila! Your keyboard tuxedo is ready, Sir.