Glass keyboard and mouse: Handle with Care
by Mark R
Kickstarter certainly has a lot of terrific things that I would love to see on the market, and this one looks like something that Apple would try to put out.
This is designed by Jason Giddings, and it uses Frustated Total Internal Reflection (FTIR) technology with an embedded camera to pick up infrared light reflected off the inside walls. I’m not certain what that means, but it is to insure the device knows where you are tapping.
By the way, the software that was developed for these particular devices is open source, which means you can have some serious user manipulation going on this. Also, this glass keyboard comes with a glass mouse, which you can see after the jump.
I suppose that transparent is the real aesthetic of the future. Perhaps we will soon live in a world where the display, printer, and all other computer accessories will be completely transparent.
You should be able to go to the Kickstarter donation page and give your money for this thing. They need about $50,000 to get things started. If you pledge $10 right now, you will get a chance to name it, and the winner gets one for their very own.