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« on: May 01, 2009, 07:20:47 PM »

I have just come across one of these keyboards in an internet cafe here in New Zealand and thought it was just great and worthy of a global mention.

I have no connection to the firm that produces and sells this product. Never knew it existed before yesterday
The possibilities of this product being a standard amongst schoolchildren and preschoolers looks immense.  Also for the outside environments.
It speaks for itself on the webpage .


http://www.wipeme.co.nz/

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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2009, 07:35:06 PM »

They can be bought here for a long time already....although the concept sounds excellent, I absolutely hate the way it "feels" when you're typing on them.

For me that is the primary reason for liking a keyboard or not.
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2009, 08:23:07 PM »

They can be bought here for a long time already....although the concept sounds excellent, I absolutely hate the way it "feels" when you're typing on them.

For me that is the primary reason for liking a keyboard or not.
I can see what you mean.
true the concept is good maybe they could have produced as an option a model with a little more depth(density underneath)to compensate the likes of those already used to a standard keyboard that normally has a raised profile .
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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2009, 09:19:49 AM »

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They sell keyboards like these on Dealextreme for a little more than $10 :
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.13684
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.7846
http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.7847
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« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2009, 01:49:21 PM »

If you saw the film Live Free or Die Hard you might have noticed the bad-guy hackers using flex keyboards in several scenes. Unfortunately, that doesn't really make a lot of sense. (Come to think of it, all of the portrayed 'hacking' scenes were so technically clueless that most of what went down in the film didn't make much sense either, but let's confine the discussion to keyboards for now. Grin)

Here's the problem with  flex keyboards. You can't exactly touch type rapidly on one of these rubber 'bathmats'. (At least not any that I've ever used.) And the right software combined with raw typing speed is essential to pull off several well known exploits.

Or at least so I've read. Wink

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« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2009, 03:05:10 PM »

I've seen those keyboards here in the US- the ones I have seen are called "The Virtually Indestructible Keyboard and Mouse" (Mouse and Keyboard are also seperately available in most cases). Seen it in almost every magazine that TigerDirect sends me.

Anyone use one and like it? I've thought about getting one to take to school & friends' houses so that I don't spread germs and whatnot, and can't be blamed for that upside down F7 key (again) tongue
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« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2009, 01:52:27 PM »

I've got one of the Virtually Indestructible ones in my kit.  I suggest them to users for many reasons.  Light weight and easy to pop in a laptop bag for anyone with RSI, good in preventing people with behavioural problems from bashing the keyboard, also good in situations where the user may spread saliva on the desk, and some people simply like them - takes some people back to the old Sinclair Spectrum days
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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2009, 04:17:08 PM »

I've seen those keyboards and one thing I have wondered about is that they always seem to have a funny-shaped 'Enter' key that causes the backslash and/or delete key to be repositioned or made smaller.  Is there a technical reason for that?

That one seemingly small thing would prevent (and probably has prevented) me from buying one of those keyboards...
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« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2009, 09:47:02 PM »

also good in situations where the user may spread saliva on the desk,

Looks like you met the client I saw last Friday...  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2009, 01:57:05 PM »

We got one similar keyboard as a present.
Yes, the keys do feel weird and mushy - but it is the most silent keyboard I have ever encountered. 
That is even a bigger plus than the splash-proofing.   Thmbsup
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2009, 08:00:12 PM »

also good in situations where the user may spread saliva on the desk,

Looks like you met the client I saw last Friday...  Grin

Probably used to a Mac.
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2009, 08:30:47 PM »

also good in situations where the user may spread saliva on the desk,

Looks like you met the client I saw last Friday...  Grin

Probably used to a Mac.

 Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #12 on: May 08, 2009, 11:44:27 PM »

also good in situations where the user may spread saliva on the desk,

Looks like you met the client I saw last Friday...  Grin

Probably used to a Mac.

I know this post (mine) is pointless and doesn't add to the discussion, but this thread of dialog really made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the humor, all three of you! Thmbsup
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