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Peripherals

The keyboard with E Ink, context-sensitive keys

E-inkey is just a concept, but it's so brilliant we want someone to Kickstart the thing yesterday.

(Credit: Aleksander Suhih)

E-inkey is just a concept, but it's so brilliant we want someone to Kickstart the thing yesterday.

Say you open Photoshop. Or Word. Or World of Warcraft. Usually, the array of keys at your fingertips stays static — but imagine if each key was actually a context-sensitive E Ink display that would alter according to which program you had open.

This is the idea behind E-inkey, a concept keyboard by Maxim Mezentsev and Aleksander Suhih. Each key would have a plastic covering protecting a tiny E Ink screen, customisable depending on which application you are using.

(Credit: Aleksander Suhih)

We assume the wireless keyboard would communicate back and forth with your machine via Bluetooth; with the E Ink saving power over a similar keyboard based on LCD.

Universe, make it so!

Via www.otlgaming.com