Geared Keyboard Prevents Typos?

Don’t you hate typos? Our editors like them – it gives them something to do – but the new Elecom TK-U09FG keyboard due for release next month in Japan might put them out of work. Instead of a standard or scissor action, each key is “geared”, meaning it’s got a pair of rack and pinions that make the key depress evenly across the face, so the center and corners all have the same weight. And we like anything with gears.

Supposedly, this will lead to less typos. That part we don’t understand, but we’ll have a look if we happen across one. So far it’s Japan-only, but it’s a standard 109-key, so we could see it here.

Elecom TK-U09FG [Tech Japan]