The Floor Duo is a productiveness machine, and for max productiveness a tough keyboard is crucial.
Microsoft shall be releasing a keyboard cowl for the Floor Duo which attaches magnetically and can flip the decrease contact display screen into a tough keyboard. The realm above or beneath the keyboard can then be used as a mousepad or for different makes use of.
Now a newly printed patent has revealed the expertise behind the keyboard cowl, and it seems to be a throwback to an previous concept.
The patent notes:
“The network of electrical conductors is configured to conduct a drive signal to the inner portion of the key, the drive signal being received, during the depression of the key, at a locus of touch screen directly beneath the key,” the submitting reads.
It seems the display screen shall be forming a necessary a part of the keyboard, and can actually be sensing the keypress.
This seems to be just like a really previous concept, from round when the iPad and enormous contact display screen telephones have been launched.
Above is the Touchfire keyboard, which makes use of an analogous concept to deliver a tactile really feel to the iPad keyboard.
Curiously Microsoft’s patent additionally notes the keyboard keys may very well be considerably clear or considerably translucent, making Microsoft’s resolution even nearer to the Touchfire keyboard.
Hopefully, nonetheless, Microsoft’s keyboard will provide a a lot better typing expertise than jelly keys TouchFire supplied.