You mean like a giant touchscreen keyboard, or each key with a small LCD in it? Or the backlight switched to OLED??When will MBPs come with OLED keyboards?
I think that's more pressing than retina.
Well... No keys = no mechanics, cheaper to produce (maybe $50?), whereas screens in each key costs way more to engineer and produce.Who said no keys? A screen on each key, obviously. And the point is for it to be built in, that's why I posted in this forum.
If I wanted to buy an external, I already know where to go.
The Optimus Maximus has been criticized for being too stiff. It sacrifices comfort for the convenience of little screens on each key.
No stickers. The point is to be able to easily switch between layouts.You can do that anyway.
What would be simple and neat, would be just a blank keyboard.
Maybe one where only the sides are solid black/silver and the top is transparant.
Then they could add for little money many adhesive stickers (the ones that stick like screen films, leave no residue and can be attached infinitely often) and everybody can just make the screen layout they want. With endless options and even totally customizable icons and combinations.
Like someone who wants multiple layouts visible.
Someone like me who is fine with just plain blank black.
Someone who wants neo.
Some who wants this language.
or someone who wants a custom layout like my German US mix.
OLED keyboards are stupid. A flat screen has no proper feedback. Single displays on the keys take too much energy even if not very bright. e-ink would also make for a very expensive keyboard. It wouldn't be worth it for the few people that want it.
Even my solution won't show because not enough people care about it. Most people that use different layouts sooner or later get used to the idea that they just have to ignore what is on the keys.
When you learn a new language like russian it would be really nice to be able to switch to phonetic Cyrillic and actually see the remaining keys that don't match phonetically and are thus a pain to find.
Learning neo obviously also require some onscreen display or stickers which don't work too well with the center labeled Apple keyboards.
Windows notebooks is easier the Label are often on the corner so you can fit a sticker next to it on a different corner.
I'm sorry, but wouldn't touch typing solve that problem completely? I can touch type Dvorak on a QWERTY keyboard and vice versa, thus alleviating the need for an OLED keyboard.No stickers. The point is to be able to easily switch between layouts.
To touch type, you have to learn first.I'm sorry, but wouldn't touch typing solve that problem completely? I can touch type Dvorak on a QWERTY keyboard and vice versa, thus alleviating the need for an OLED keyboard.
I also can touch type in Korean, so if you're going to argue the foreign language side, I got that covered too.
I'm not going to learn Neo on a QWERTY keyboard.The worst way to learn how to touch type is to develop a dependency on the keyboard characters.
They do sell blank keyboards. Das is a top-of-the-line company too.I'm not going to learn Neo on a QWERTY keyboard.
If labelling were not necessary, companies would just sell blank keyboards.
Reconfigurable keyboards are for people who want labels.
You're assuming that my immediate goal is to learn to touch type Neo. What I want is a programming and multilingual-friendly layout.And the best way to learn how to touch type is trial-and-error row by row. Learning Neo on a QWERTY keyboard would do you a HUGE favor.