'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co Says Sayonara to Raised Buttons

 - Apr 3, 2010   Updated: Aug 15 2011
References: minebea.co.jp
Ever think of paring your iPad with an equally flat keyboard? Turn your head to 'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co, a newly-launched keyboard collection.

Not only does 'Cool Leaf' by Minebea Co have the uber-flat computer keyboards, but the set also includes remote controllers and calculators, all of which are stunning.

These peripherals aren't just pretty, though--they pack a tech-friendly punch too. The characters on the mirror-panel in the keyboard above, for example, use a light guide plate-type backlight.

Implications - In an effort to commercialize the product, Minebea adopted a new film from Toray Industries and incorporated into the flat top. This adoption has allowed Minebea to succeed in its implementation of an input mechanism that combines an electrostatic capacity touch panel with a load sensor.