Flexible Keyboards – The Ultimate Travel Gadget
The rule of the day is to move from big to small and also from more stationary to more portable. This is particularly true when we look at the world of electronics where the advancement of technology according to Moore’s law has resulted in the computers becoming smaller and more powerful with time. We have seen the shift from huge computers to smaller desktops and in recent times from desktops to laptops, and slowly moving to tablet PCs or net books and smart phones.
All these innovations have created devices which are easy to carry and move around with the smaller size and reduced weight. However, on the best of these small devices, if the user has to work for long times typing long emails or writing large amounts of programming code, their fingers will become tired owing to the small size of the device. Moreover, the small size of the individual keys and the lack of distance between them also make the maneuvering and typing difficult and more prone to mistakes.
This has resulted in a lot of people wanting to have their own separate peripheral keyboard, which is a normal size keyboard so that they can work comfortably. But in most cases, the keyboard is larger than the device and hence reduces the benefit of portability that the device provided in the first place. The solution to this problem is the invention of roll-up computer keyboards.
The portable computer keyboards are made from materials which are highly flexible in nature. These keyboards also called the roll up computer keyboards are actually flexible enough to be folded into a small package and carried around easily. When the user wants to make use of the peripheral device, these flexible computer keyboards can be unrolled into a full size keyboard, which can then be used comfortably.
The second biggest problem with technology is the impact that water can have on electronics and hence the portable computer keyboards are made from various water resistant polymers like silicone or polyurethane. Moreover, these keyboards are also sealed completely in rubber like material to allow for more flexibility and this material also makes the keyboard completely washable and hence water proof.
The only shortcoming of these portable computer keyboards is that sometimes they are soft and do not make any typing sound. There can be a period of adjustment for new users to get used to them.