The folks over at posted a great roundup of wacky keyboards that you've probably never seen.

I've seen a few of these at my local family-run electronics shack, but there are definitely a couple I've never even thought existed—a few of these are straight BONKERS.

Up top, we've got the Datahand Keyboard, which looks like it came straight out of 'Flight of the Navigator.' This keyboard features 132-keys and uses five key switches located at the tips of each of the fingers. The keyboard claims to reduce hand-strain while hitting hard to reach key combinations, like 'ctrl+t' to open a new tab. I'm sure lil' David Freeman and Co. have a lifetime supply on order.


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In the middle, we've got the Safetype Keyboard. I assume you're supposed to type on it like you're gripping a pair of love handles. A progressive design, but it looks like it can't handle much punishment and could break easily, especially during some heated Unreal Tournament deathmatches.

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And at the bottom, we've got the Tidy Typist. "The marriage of eating and tipping: the decorative tablecloth, made of felt, contains a textile keyboard. The electronic is woven into a fabric, which finds itself between layers of water resistant felt as sandwich material." I don't get it.


Hop on over to Hongkiat to check out the rest of the list. And if any of you have used these, be sure to post up your experiences.

13 Computer keyboards you have never seen before [Hongkiat]

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