C'mom, admit it. You've always wanted a bamboo keyboard. We found one for you at CES - the new Impecca Bluetooth Bamboo Keyboard for tablets, iPhones, and other Bluetooth devices. Impecca has created the first bamboo computer products in the market and this sustainable “green” line of bamboo computer accessories are created for the eco-conscious consumer.Inlaid with bamboo, it adds a refreshing natural look to a hi-tech work environment.
Well-designed and portable, the Bamboo Keyboard is also very comfortable to use, with a
fixed bamboo panel on the bottom rear of the keyboard that automatically positions it in
an ideal position to ensure ergonomic comfort while typing. The keyboard conforms to standard QWERTY style with an assortment of special “hot keys”, and is compatible with iPads, Android tablets, netbooks and other Bluetooth-enabled mobile devices.
$99 plus a mouse - bamboo of course - at Impecca.
Even the most advanced mice often feel a bit clunky, so we're not surprised that researchers have been working on a much more intuitive experience designed so that you can move around the screen with ease.
The Airmouse is almost like a glove that generates movements from the user's elbow, not only does this mean it's comfier and easier to use, but there's less chance you'll develop more serious repetitive strain injuries over time too.
Check out the Deanmark Airmouse video on YouTube for an in depth explanation of the gadget, its unique technology and why the creators are so keen to create a more intuitive kind of mouse for our tired hands.
[Via Like Cool]
We do love the innovative concept designs featured on Yanko Design, but the Spider has to be our favourite and possibly the coolest gadget we've EVER seen.
The Spider Computer is a small, portable device that projects both a screen and a keyboard onto any flat surface. This means you can take it with you to give you a computer on-the-go, wherever you may be, which is pretty exciting and revolutionary!
However, it's not just a clever computer, when you're travelling around you can use it as a mobile phone too.
The Spider Computer is obviously an early concept design, so let's not get too excited just yet. But that doesn't mean we can't dream about a world without aching shoulders and huge laptop bags!
[Via Yanko Design]
No, Apple hasn't made some crazy, secretive announcement about its next new device, the MacPad Pro is just a concept design by Jules Moretti, which integrates the touchscreen of the iPad into both the main display and the keyboard of this laptop/tablet hybrid.
Moretti sees this kind of device as the next step forward for Apple, allowing you to interact with both screens, hold the laptop up anyway you please and not feel restricted by a standard keyboard.
We're not sure whether Apple will be taking any tips from this interesting prototype at the moment, but it sure is a lovely idea.
[Via Yanko Design]
We saw all kinds of weird and wonderful gadgets at CES this year, but it's a shame we didn't get the chance to try out this very cool and very clever Smart Window from Samsung.
It's a window, a computer, a blind, the list really could go on and on...
[Via Like Cool]
There are plenty of great bluetooth keyboards available for those working with tablet devices or tiny netbooks, but we love this Levitatr keyboard, which has elevating, LED backlit keys that raise up when you need them.
Not only does this look pretty cool, but it means you can carry it around in your bag with your laptop without worrying about the keys getting damaged.
Available from Levitatr for $99.
The two most important things on your desk are your mousepad and your notepad, so why not combine them both?
The Scratch-n-Scroll from Quirky.com has an erasable writing surface, which is ideal when you desperately need to jot down that phone number or idea but can't find a pen anywhere!
The only problem with the Scratch-n-Scroll is that your wrist may cause the edges to smudge a little. But, it'd make a great present for workaholics this holiday.
Available from Quirky.com for $14.99.
We love this design concept from trio Eunha Seo, Junse Kim and Yonggu Do, which merges a cell phone and a tablet into one in the form of The Part.
Why buy two devices when you could have both together anyway?!
[Via Yanko Design]
If you're a fan of Hello Kitty then you're going to LOVE the latest gadget offering from Sanrio, a USB box set. That's right, an entire box of Hello Kitty inspired USB drives!
The box features nine different characters, each a different color with a different animal theme, we can spot a few different kinds of bear, a panda and a cat from the image above, as well as a few cute but unidentifiable creatures too.
The box will set you back around $114, which is a little steep but totally worth it if you're a bit Hello Kitty crazy. Plus, you'll never have to buy another USB drive EVER again.
Available from Midtown Comics for $114.
[Via Chip Chick]
Student Adam Duran has turned a regular tablet computer into a Braille writer over his summer vacation.
Duran attended a course held at Stanford University dedicated to providing students with an in-depth understanding of computing. It was during this time that Duran and two of his mentors developed an app which allows blind or partially sighted individuals to write in Braille. Watch the video above for more information about the incredibly innovative and possibly even life-changing application.