Moky Puts An Invisible Touchpad On The Keyboard

TechCrunch

Either this keyboard is too good to be true, and it is currently only a prototype — so that’s entirely possible. Or it’s a stroke (swipe?) of overdue genius.

The gist: Moky is a rechargeable Bluetooth keyboard with a built in gesture-supporting touchpad that’s located in the same space as the keys — so you don’t need to carry a separate touchpad or mouse. And no, it’s not positioned at the bottom of the keyboard, or to the side. It’s right over the keys. Ergo: you don’t need to make awkward wrist movements to reach it. The design enables scrolling and pinch to zoom in the same place where you type.

How is this trickery possible? The keyboard has embedded Infrared laser sensors at the corners to create a virtual touchpad field which, once triggered, can tell where your fingers are moving, and translate those touchless swipes into navigation. It can even turn slight taps into mouse clicks. Or that’s…

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