We have been getting new updated versions of the software as well as the hardware in the market day by day from different providers. But we haven’t seen much difference in the keyboard over past years as the position of the keys has a standard definition in the keyboard. But we are free from that boring old look keyboards now as we have got a new design of the keyboard which is a wireless glass keyboard designed by Brookstone. It is touch-sensitive, and whatever you want, you can tap and make it displayed. It functions just as the normal keyboard but just some features and user interface differs. It functions as both the keyboard and mouse. It acts as a keyboard if an image of a keyboard pops up, and is a mouse too if an image of a trackpad appears.
It is not new in the market as it is used extensively by the space ships and Modern aircraft department. Since 1960 s itself, use of touch-sensitive glass control panels was started. They are now being used in all fast-food restaurants. Also used by iPods and iPhones of Apple as they are extremely functional, practical, and tough. It is smarter and a larger one which can be replaced by the normal keyboard of the computers.
Though it is not used mostly by everyone today, it will become a tradition soon and will be copied by the next generations as now we are using the first innovation of Apple which was a PC with an optical mouse.
The plans and strategies are being made for making this glass keyboard used by many along with the personal computer in the coming ages as we consider iPod and iPhone as the best customer electronics products from the Apple. It offers an impressive functionality to connect the keyboard to the Bluetooth of a device wirelessly and is packed with keys which are touch based onto a transparent glass.
It is not only used as a keyboard to enable the users to tap on the button and typing, but it also performs double duty as another peripheral as designed by the Brookstone. To navigate freely in the digital environment, the keyboard can also be used as a mouse touchpad with an expansive space.
They also focused on elderly or differently abled people while designing this. It is helpful and is optimally designed for such people as it is touch-based.
The amazing feature of it is that it can bear the most liquids and food crumbs on it by using the Frustrated Total Internal Reflection technology. With this, the information of effected keys will be known to the Proprietary software to engage the appropriate key press.
In spite of all of these beautiful features, it also has its disadvantages while compared to the old standard keyboards such as it should be maintained very carefully as it is made of glass, you can’t expect it to be safe if it fell or It is costlier when compared to the older ones.