A glass keyboard sounds a little like a mesh bikini (great for the photo shoot, not so useful in real life), but this Kickstarter video suggests it could become a real product, with real benefits:
Cleaning is easy and the letters will never wear off (real benefits to heavy keyboard users), but less thrilling is the lack of tactile feedback. I can barely stand typing on my tablet, even with the noise enabled.
What do you think? Writer’s keyboard of the future, or future Hammacher/Schlemmer executive curio?
I’m betting the latter, but don’t let that stop you from contributing a few bucks.
This Kickstarter project has already surpassed its funding goal, and yes, I am starting to wonder if the Kickstarter thing is going to fold under its own weight.
It’s a nice way to “vote” for projects with merit, but it’s also starting to feel a little cynical. Funding product development with little hope of return (you don’t get a keyboard until you contribute $150; lesser amounts earn you a mouse or a chance to name the product, essentially for free) isn’t necessarily the best bang for your buck.
Keep writing, Tom Chandler.