There aren't many computer peripherals which cause several Gizmodo editors to gasp "sexy!" within minutes of spotting them, but Smartfish's Engage keyboard has that dubious honour today. It analyses typing styles, and physically adjusts itself to be even more comfortable.
Available now, the Engage costs $US150. [Smartfish]
Smartfish Announces Availability of the World's Most Intelligent Keyboard
Engage™ Keyboard with Anti-Fatigue Comfort Motion learns from how you type and automatically makes subtle adjustments to create the most comfortable computing experience ever
2011 Best of Innovations Honoree on display at CES – North Hall #4022
Englewood, NJ – January 4, 2011 – SmartFish Technologies is proud to announce the immediate availability of the Engage Keyboard, the first-ever automated keyboard designed to provide the user with the ultimate comfort typing experience. Unlike traditional keyboards that place your hands in a rigid position, the Engage Keyboard features a patented motion system that studies your typing frequency and makes subtle, comfortable adjustments periodically so your hands and wrists are never in a fixed position while you work. These changes in positioning promote the natural motion of your hands and wrists, providing the highest level of comfort possible. The intuitive and beautiful design of the keyboard allows users to immediately become an expert and enjoy the ultimate level of comfort in their computing experience.
"Most so-called 'comfort products' tend to differentiate themselves through radical forms and shapes, but they still limit movement by placing the hands and wrists in a static position." said Dr. Jack Atzmon, President and CEO of Smartfish Technologies. "Engage ensures movement in the user's typing experience which is crucial for increasing flexibility, circulation and alleviating stress and pain."
The Engage Keyboard was developed in collaboration with the country's leading Orthopedic Hospital, The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, whose mission statement is to "improve mobility and the quality of life for all." This is the Hospital's first collaboration on a consumer product in their 160-year history. A portion of our proceeds is donated to the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation Education Fund to help further research of technologies. (www.hss.edu)
The Engage Keyboard is compatible with PCs and is available now from www.getsmartfish.com for $US149.95.