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100 Modern Keyboard Innovations

From QWERTY Notebooks to $2,800 Peripherals

— July 4, 2012 — Tech
Despite the intense move toward streamlined tech, keyboards remain relevant no matter how minimalist gadgets are becoming.

Almost always resembling the same QWERTY style, it's amazing and surprising how many makeovers the typing pad has undergone. While some designs go forth with futuristic style, others stand out because of their retro typewriter-inspired feel. Frequently moving toward more user-friendly features, like noiseless type pads or waterproof keys, this is a sector of innovation that is clearly in touch with the needs of consumers.

Some of the newer keyboards churning out feature keys specifically configured to work with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter, reflecting the way in which this inevitable piece of technology remains consistently up-to-date with the needs of gadget users. From incredibly useful to downright decorative, the QWERTY industry is seemingly ever-changing.
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Activity
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Pocket-Sized Keyboards
Pocket-Sized Keyboards
The Korg Kaossilator 2 is a Powerful Palm-Sized Synthesizer
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98
Dynamic Drink Dispensers
Dynamic Drink Dispensers
Taste the Alphabet with the Morskoiboy Hydraulic Typewriter
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97
Real-Life Tweeting Birds
Real-Life Tweeting Birds
Birds Can Tweet on Bird Seed-Covered Keyboard by Birdsontwitter.com
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96
Foot-Controlled Keyboards
Foot-Controlled Keyboards
The SoftStep KeyWorx Keyboard Lets You Compute Hands-Free
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95
Shooting Game-Branded Peripherals
Shooting Game-Branded Peripherals
The Modern Warfare 3 Keyboard and Mouse Let You Frag like a Pro
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94
Slimmed-Down Smartphone Keypads
Slimmed-Down Smartphone Keypads
The Kiano iPhone 4 Keyboard is Thin
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93
Silent Gaming Keyboards
Silent Gaming Keyboards
Enjoy Late-Night Video Games with the Razer BlackWidow Stealth Edition
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92
Tangible Keyboard Shortcuts
Tangible Keyboard Shortcuts
The 'Commands for Life' Toolkit Contains Gadgets for the Real World
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91
Floating Wireless Typewriters
Floating Wireless Typewriters
Operate the Computer Anywhere with the Cideko Air Keyboard Chatting
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90
App-Infused Peripherals
App-Infused Peripherals
'Star Wars: The Old Republic' Keyboards are from a Galaxy Not Far Away
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89
Sustainable Computer Peripherals
Sustainable Computer Peripherals
The Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard Can Last 3 Months
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88
Sparkly Rainbow Keyboards
Sparkly Rainbow Keyboards
The Luxeed U5 Will Bring Light to Your Typing
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87
Skyscraping Computer Peripherals
Skyscraping Computer Peripherals
This Keyboard Frequency Sculpture is a 3D Bar Graph
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86
Tactile Touch-Screen Overlays
Tactile Touch-Screen Overlays
The 4iThumbs2 Makes iPhone Typing Tangible
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85
Ballin' Keyboard Keys
Ballin' Keyboard Keys
Gold Key $4 by Marti Guixe Blings up Number Four with a Midas Touch
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84
Luminous Gaming Keyboards
Luminous Gaming Keyboards
The ROCCAT Isku Provides all the Convenience a Gamer Requires
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83
Colorful Keyboard Carriers
Colorful Keyboard Carriers
This Travel Bag by Jeremy Scott and Longchamp is Computer-Inspired
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82
Stylish Hybrid Keyboards
Stylish Hybrid Keyboards
PC Digital Skin by Sono Mocci Facilitates Using Technological Gadgets
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81
Stainless Steel Keyboards
Stainless Steel Keyboards
The Stealth Keyboard Seems Made for Military Personnel
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80
Itty-Bitty Geek Gadgets
Itty-Bitty Geek Gadgets
Ben NanoNote Open Source Hardware is for Linux Nerds
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79
Warped Wavy Keyboards
Warped Wavy Keyboards
Tactile Keys by Michael Roopenian is a Wicked Way to Spruce Up the Desktop
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78
Computer Couch Cushions
Computer Couch Cushions
The Plush iMac is a Must-Have for Apple Fanboys and Girls
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77
Musical Keyboard Phones
Musical Keyboard Phones
The Key to Touch Doubles as a Digital Keyboard
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76
Mini Wireless Typers
Mini Wireless Typers
The Credit Card-Sized Keyboard Accompanies Touchscreen Gadgets Anywhere
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75
Portable Palm Peripherals
Portable Palm Peripherals
The itablet Thumb Keyboard Contributes to Your Texting Convenience
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74
Highlighter Typing Tools
Highlighter Typing Tools
This High Contrast Keyboard Makes it Easier for Seniors to Compute
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73
Spill-Proof Keyboards
Spill-Proof Keyboards
The AZiO Levetron Mech4 is Made for Serious and Sloppy Gamers
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72
Old-School PC Keyboards
Old-School PC Keyboards
Commodore USA's PC64 is an All-in-One Computer
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71
Vintage Console Typewriters
Vintage Console Typewriters
The Atari 400 Keyboard Gets Updated for Modern Computers
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70
Slide-Out Keyboard Mobiles
Slide-Out Keyboard Mobiles
Lin Jian Feng Packs Convenience into One Smartphone
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69
Sweat-Proof Keyboards
Sweat-Proof Keyboards
The Challenger Ultimate Keyboard Comes Equipped With a Mini-Fan
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68
Smartphone-Integrated Keypads
Smartphone-Integrated Keypads
Matias One Computer Keyboard Does More Than Just Dock Your Phone
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67
Waterproof Keyboards
Waterproof Keyboards
Seal Shield Protects and Cleans Keys (UPDATE)
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66
Leather Gadgets
Leather Gadgets
Kazuharu Sakura's Leather Keyboard
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65
Skateboarding Keyboards
Skateboarding Keyboards
The ‘Skatekeyboard' is For Office Use Only
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64
Slim-Fit Keypad Converters
Slim-Fit Keypad Converters
The Hatch & Co Keyboard Case is Seriously Skinny
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63
Social Media Shortcuts
Social Media Shortcuts
The Flashpoint iBoard Apple Bluetooth Keyboard is Certainly Convenient
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62
Accordion Keyboards
Accordion Keyboards
The Compact Keystick Folding Keyboard is Great for Worker Bees
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61
Braille Laptops
Braille Laptops
The Braille Sense Plus QWERTY Notetaker and MP3 Player
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60
Typing Messenger Bags
Typing Messenger Bags
The Keyboard Purse Will Appeal to Eco-Conscious Writers
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59
Tablet Typewriter Add-Ons
Tablet Typewriter Add-Ons
The Logitech iPad Keyboard Case Transforms Your Gadget Into a Laptop
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58
$2,800 Peripherals
$2,800 Peripherals
The Opulent Datamancer New Yorker Art Deco Keyboard
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57
One-Finger Typing Keyboards
One-Finger Typing Keyboards
Hunt and Peck Keyboards for the Non-Computer Geek
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56
Roll-Up Keyboards
Roll-Up Keyboards
The Scosche FreeKEY is Designed for Tablet and Smartphone Typists
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55
Bisected Bionic Keyboards
Bisected Bionic Keyboards
The Cus Key is an Ergonomic Computer Creation for Disabled Users
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54
Extremely Customizable Peripherals
Extremely Customizable Peripherals
Optimus Popularis Keyboard is Like a Million Keyboards in One
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53
Intelligent Typing Tools
Intelligent Typing Tools
The Smartfish Keyboard Automatically Adjusts Your Typing Positions
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52
Geeky Keyboard Clocks
Geeky Keyboard Clocks
The 'Home Tech-Oration Clock' is Dorky and Cute
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51
Pink PC Peripherals
Pink PC Peripherals
Juicy Couture Pink Jelly Wireless Keyboard is for All Fashion Lovers
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50
Glow-in-the-Dark Keyboards
Glow-in-the-Dark Keyboards
Feel the Keyboard Glow with these Illuminated Labels
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49
Glowing Computer Accessories
Glowing Computer Accessories
The Logitech K800 Keyboard has a Clean, Sleek Look
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48
Ductile Device Peripherals
Ductile Device Peripherals
The Bluetooth Silicone Keyboard Makes Computing Convenient and Compact
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47
Keyboard Woodwinds
Keyboard Woodwinds
The Eigenharp Alpha is a Mish-Mash Musical Instrument
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46
Keyboard Accessories
Keyboard Accessories
The QWERTY Pocketbook
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45
Washable Keyboards
Washable Keyboards
Mini Flexible Silicone Keyboard
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44
3-Piece Keyboards
3-Piece Keyboards
Goran Bobinac's Modular Keyboard Design Promotes Ergonomic Typing
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43
Keyboard Tuxedos
Keyboard Tuxedos
Reboot the Life Back into a Party With the Computer Keys Jacket
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42
Shape-Shifting Keyboards
Shape-Shifting Keyboards
Super-Ergonomic Peripheral Adjusts to Your Typing Style
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41
Minimalist Computer Accessories
Minimalist Computer Accessories
The New Apple Wireless Keyboard is Sleek and Simple
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40
Qwerty Tablet Keypad Cases
Qwerty Tablet Keypad Cases
Transform Devices into Laptops with the Logitech Fold-up Keyboard
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39
Geeky Kitchen Utensils
Geeky Kitchen Utensils
PC Keyboard Salt & Pepper Shakers
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38
Sci-Fi Keyboards
Sci-Fi Keyboards
The Empire Strikes Back With a Geeked-Out 'Star Wars' Keyboard
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37
Folding Keyboards
Folding Keyboards
Thanko'S USB Keyboard Easily Fits Into Your Pocket
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36
Transforming Keyboards
Transforming Keyboards
The MagicBoard Provides an Easy Way to Switch Up Your Instruments
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35
Commercial Keyboards
Commercial Keyboards
Ignacio Pilotto's Brand Keyboard Replaces Keys with Company Logos
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34
Retro Tablet Accessories
Retro Tablet Accessories
The Typescreen Turns Your iPad into an Old-Timey Typewriter
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33
Hand-Contoured Keyboards
Hand-Contoured Keyboards
The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Makes Typing More Natural
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32
Quiet Keyboards
Quiet Keyboards
Thanko Silent Keyboard EX Reduces Roommate Fights
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31
Retractable Rotary Cellphones
Retractable Rotary Cellphones
The Retro Dial Mobile is a Flashback Contemporary Phone
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30
Soft Keyboard Sandals
Soft Keyboard Sandals
These Kito Keyboard Slippers are Perfect for Geek-Chic Beach-Lovers
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29
Fetching Feline Techcessories
Fetching Feline Techcessories
The 'Hello Kitty Slim Keyboard' is a Super Cute Office Addition
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28
Computer Peripheral Platters
Computer Peripheral Platters
The Black Walnet Keyboard Tray Keeps You Neat and Organized
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27
Super Thin Keyboards
Super Thin Keyboards
Microsoft Releases Microsoft Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard 6000
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26
PC Key Cups
PC Key Cups
The Fu-Bi 'Ctrl Alt Del Keyboard Keys' Cup Set is Geekily Useful
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25
Woodsy PC Peripherals
Woodsy PC Peripherals
Go Green With the Brando Bamboo Keyboard/Mouse Combo
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24
Computer-Keyboard Hybrids
Computer-Keyboard Hybrids
Asus' Eee Keyboard is the Keyputer King of Combination
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23
Germ-Fighting Keyboard Skins
Germ-Fighting Keyboard Skins
Stay Bacteria-Free with the iSkin Keyboard Cover
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22
Tablet Keyboard Sleeves
Tablet Keyboard Sleeves
The KeyCase iPad Folio is the Ultimate All-in-One Tech Jacket
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21
Social Networking Typing Tools
Social Networking Typing Tools
The Facebook S.N.A.K. Keyboard is Enhanced with Hotkeys
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20
Titanium Typing Machines
Titanium Typing Machines
The Steampunk-Style Alchemist Bronze Keyboard
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19
Copycat Keyboards
Copycat Keyboards
This BulletTrain Express Keyboard Platform Looks Suspiciously Familiar
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18
Nerdalicious Keyboards
Nerdalicious Keyboards
Scrabble Tile Typing Is Perfect For The Unabashed Word Nerd
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17
Transforming Type Devices
Transforming Type Devices
The Cervantes Mobile Jorno Keyboard is More Than it Seems
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16
Tactile Tablet Overlays
Tactile Tablet Overlays
The iPad iKeyboard Makes Makes Typing a Nightmare No More
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15
Geeky Keyboard Mugs
Geeky Keyboard Mugs
Ctrl-Alt-Delete Cup Set Makes the Morning Brew Nerdastic
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14
Custom Picture Keyboards
Custom Picture Keyboards
These Keyboard Stickers Replace Letters with Illustrations
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13
Stand-Up Keypad Cases
Stand-Up Keypad Cases
TypeTop Bluetooth Mini Keyboard for Tactile Typing on the iPhone 4
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12
Keyboard Furniture
Keyboard Furniture
Discarded Laptop Keyboards Make Surprisingly Chic Lounge Chairs
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11
Qwerty Notebooks
Qwerty Notebooks
The Recycled Keyboard Notebook is for Keyboard Kids
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10
Futuristic Computer Accessories
Futuristic Computer Accessories
Microsoft's New Keyboard Concept Could Change the Game
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9
Upcycled Computer Calendars
Upcycled Computer Calendars
The DIY Keyboard Calendar is a Fun Craft for Kids and Geeks
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8
DIY Keyboard Designs
DIY Keyboard Designs
The 'Making It Lovely' Blog Shows How to Enhance the Computer
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7
Puzzling Keyboard Games
Puzzling Keyboard Games
The Keyboard Sudoku/Rubik's Cube is a Geeky DIY Delight
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6
iPhone-Accommodating Keyboards
iPhone-Accommodating Keyboards
CompuExpert Wow-Keys Merges Media at Your Fingertips
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5
Upcycled Desk Accessories
Upcycled Desk Accessories
The Keyboard Pencil Cup Brings Writing and Typing Together
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4
Recycled Keyboard Fashion
Recycled Keyboard Fashion
Neatorama Turns Old Keyboards Into Fab Art
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3
Keyboard-Covered Walls
Keyboard-Covered Walls
Sarah Frost Creates Stunning Technological Artpieces
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2
Bento Box Laptops
Bento Box Laptops
The Fujitsu Tray Computer is a Wooden Frame Holding Separate Features
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1
Superhero Invasion Keypads
Superhero Invasion Keypads
Type on the of Face of Ironman with Keyscaper Keyboards
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