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  • Keystone - a keyboard that feels the force of pressing


    Accuracy of input in games and applications is one of the key characteristics of computer peripherals. A startup called Input Club announced the release of an unusual mechanical keyboard, the chip of which was the system for recognizing the force of pressing keys.

    The high tactile sensitivity of Keystone was made possible by equipping mechanical switches with additional elements: miniature magnets and Hall sensors. According to the developers, the built-in detector is capable of detecting from 200 to 500 degrees of pressure, but for the convenience of using the function, this range has been reduced to ten levels.

    The keyboard will find application in various work scenarios, in games, and for typing. To improve the accuracy of the work, a training system is used that "gets used" to the owner’s printing style after several hundred clicks. The resulting profile is stored in memory and ensures that each key is triggered, regardless of the pressing force, in accordance with the user's individual print style. The function of a set of uppercase characters is also supported when “pressing” keycaps.

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    Otherwise, Keystone completely repeats the functionality of classic wired keyboards with RGB-backlit. The project has already raised more than $ 180 thousand at the Kickstarter crowdfunding site with the declared amount of $ 35 thousand to start production. The compact version of the keyboard will cost $ 149, full-size - $ 179.

    Collection of funds for additional modifications of the device will last until August 15, the keyboard will go on sale on February 2020.


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