This concept from designer Kong Fanwen lies somewhere between minimalist Apple keyboards, and projecting laser touch ones. The No-Key is very simple: just a light source, a camera and an etched sheet of glass, showing the key positions. You just type, the cam sees your contact with the glass and sends appropriate commands to your PC. It really is the antithesis of the clunky, complex steampunked one we showed the other day. And one image suggests it'd be waterproof, so... blogging from the bath? I want one please! [Yanko Design]
Why be conceptual about a device which actually should be eliminated all together. It is kind of like musing about what a 24th century buggy whip:
- adaptive carbon nanotube based flexible whipping action
- auto targeting interface, just look at the spot on the horse you want to hit
If they are going to design a non practical "futuristic" piece of gear, at least design for a future where there is a fast mode of interaction with the machine.