When I made my leap from a desktop to a laptop, it took me a little while to get used to the new keyboard. After all, each key didn’t travel nearly as much as it did on the full-sized equivalent. What if you had a QWERTY keyboard that didn’t have any key travel whatsoever? How long would it take you to get used to that? That question is about to get answered, because AMEW Digital has just unveiled a wireless keyboard that has touch-sensitive keys. That’s right, no tactile feedback whatsoever.
I don’t think I’d be a fan of this because I need to “feel” the keys in order to type at my optimum speed. I don’t want to have to look down at the flat panel each time I need to press a button. Interestling, when you expand beyond the QWERTY, it seems you’ll find more conventional buttons for hot access, navigation, volume control, and so forth. Other key features include 2 months of battery life, an industrial design, and Windows-only compatability.
No word on pricing, but it might be a while before it hits the market anyhow.