Now you can update your computer with an emoji keyboard to get the point across

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 20 March 2015

There’s a bit of an obsession with emoji these days and now you can shop more of that obsession with the new emoji keyboard. Try sending your boss an expense report using this! The emoji keyboard is actually a cover which you place over your existing keyboard.

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This design student pokes her nose at her own art pieces – literally – to create them using Photoshop

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Design on Friday 16 January 2015

As an undergraduate design student, Michelle Vandy subjected herself to 10 to 15-hours a day working on Photoshop. As a result, her arms started to tingle, and pretty soon, they became too painful for her to even use her mouse and keyboard. She recalled: ‘I was sitting in my room late one evening fiddling around with this external touchpad I had lying on my desk and without thinking, lifted it up to eye level and touched it with my nose’.

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A piano comes full circle for this keyboard player of Lady Gaga

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Products on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Just as far out as Lady Gaga, whom he plays for as keyboard player at her concerts, musician Brockett Parsons has collaborated with a team of designers to develop The Piano Arc, a piano that comes full circle with 294 keys, three 88-note keyboards joined together and a 28-note control section for a seamless high. […]

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Need to type? Try this lightweight laser-beamed keyboard

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Tuesday 13 August 2013

This is by far the lightest keyboard we’ve ever encountered. The Laser Virtual Keyboard is a functional full-size QWERTY keyboard that can be projected onto any flat surface via a modestly small device. It can also be used with any bluetooth-enabled device (no USB connections there, duh), such as tablets and smartphones. Versatile.

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Wooden Apple-compatible keyboard that ages with you

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Wednesday 10 July 2013

France-based Orée’s first product is out, and it’s a beautiful wireless, wooden keyboard carved from a single block of walnut or maple. The laser etchings on it are customizable.

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Will the iPhone 6 have a projected keyboard?

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Saturday 8 June 2013

As tedious as it is to type long messages proficiently on an iPhone, it’s no wonder YouTube user Sonitdac created a dream iPhone 6 concept with a large, light-projected keyboard. The phone would be able to project a full sized mac keyboard onto any surface allowing users to type more quickly with their phones. Your iPhone […]

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Keyboard allows you to arrange keys however you want

Cormack O'Connor Contributor

By Cormack O'Connor in New Products on Tuesday 8 January 2013

Designer Wan Fu Chun has come up with a very convenient and ergonomic idea – a keyboard that can be customized by its user. Dubbed Puzzle, the keyboard allows users to arrange keys in whatever way they see fit. This means that keys can be left out, put in alphabetical order, or even turned into […]

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Keyboard made out of unopened beer cans

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Friday 19 October 2012

Robofun Create, a bunch of beer-loving techies, created a keyboard out of unopened beer cans. The Beer Keyboard is connected to an Arduino board and a Raspberry Pi computer, and users only have to lightly tap on the cans to see the corresponding letters appear on-screen. When you’re tired of typing, just open up a can and enjoy. Who needs all 26 letters anyways?

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Keyboard folds five times just so it can fit in your pocket

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Tech on Saturday 22 September 2012

We’re always moaning about the impending death of mobile keyboards, but don’t blame us for this perennial obsession with keyboards. We just happen to type a lot. Now the Journo — created by LA-based Scott Starrett out of a personal need for such a device — wants the crowd’s approval on the Kickstarter platform. The […]

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