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This Multi-Touch Glass Keyboard and mouse combo is the first with a touch-sensitive glass interface. The tempered glass touch surface is easy to wipe clean, and by design it’s immune to those crumbly bits of scone that somehow always find a way to get between the cracks of your keys (Okay, okay, by ‘scone’ we mean apple fritter). There are no moving parts that will wear out or snap off, you know after the abrasive typing that only comes with a doughnut-induced sugar rush. The keyboard has a metal base and printed keys on the back of the glass. Plus, these braniacs also kept in mind pesky, unsightly cords – both the keyboard and mouse are wireless and rechargeable. The touch technology is what they call ‘FTIR’ – for those of us non-geeks out there it stands for “Frustrated Total Internal Reflection.” We’ll brak it down for you guys. Basically, infrared lights in the glass are reflected with the touch of a fingertip, a camera picks up the reflection, and software sends the appropriate info to your computer. Pretty snazzy, right?
Industrial tech engineer and inventor, Jason Giddings says he “loves the process of making new products,” and when it came to the Muli-Touch Keyboard he used a wide range of disciplines during the developing and designing process.
To ensure that the keyboard markings do not rub off, Giddings designed them to adhere to the back of the glass where it will avoid all traffic.