So what if we drool over anything and everything that incorporates touch-sensitivity? There is a limit to everything. And to be frank, keyboards without tactical support is just that limit. Art Lebedev, designing house from Russia, would have us think otherwise. That is why its newest concept keyboard for 2008 is based on touch-interface in a completely new manner.
The concept envisages a keyboard with a special software that'll let users customize everything to need. The end-users will be able to get any size or shape keys. In addition, the keyboard will also feature some extra output, like images, videos, or results from calculations. Here's what Artemy Lebedev, CEO of Art Lebedev says:
This is the keyboard we want to produce in 2008. Actual width will depend on the TFT display we'll use.
We're not sure as to how the touch-screen will be incorporated and it seems that the going will be tough for the studio. For one, it has to come up with rather complex software and a touch-screen with a real high resolution. What to say of the graphic support for the videos that this keyboard is supposed to play.
The name sounds interesting: 'Tactus,' so maybe this will incorporate tactile feedback. Don't really know. The diverse colors do present an interesting proposition but as said before, touch-screens keyboard - not really our thing. But we're not averse to a change.