WOF: Will touch replace keyboards and mice?

By Matthew ยท 29 replies
Oct 8, 2010
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  1. ruzveh

    ruzveh Banned Posts: 123

    No it will never happen. Keyboard and mice will always b there with us atleast for ppl like me who hate touch screen and still likes to go with traditional method of computing... KM are much comfortable than a touchscreen interface be it mobile or PC
  2. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    I can see a potential replacement for traditional mice in business environments, simply because of the resources (big money) and ergonomical advantages.

    Although much consideration must be taken when it comes to gaming... otherwhise we might just get another wiimote on our hands... with frustrated gamers who instead of throwing their wiimotes on the screen, decides to punch it oldskool. Nasty.

    Ordinary keyboards might get a significant upgrade before 2019. A great question that arises would be if traditional CAD-designers want to give up the mouse's precision and go for their fingertips. If so, then hopefully nimble ones.

    New generations will be more likely to adapt to a wide use of touch technology, but as with almost all technologies, some will be quite frustrated over the lack of buttons...
  3. Phraun

    Phraun TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Give up my mouse and keyboard? Hell no... Touch is inferior on so many levels for gaming. It might eventually get around to replacing keyboards if they get some kind of material that depresses and provides feedback for button pushes, but as it stands now, that's a really long way off.
  4. Video's depiction of the importance of the devices&design is a disgusting illusion. The user in video appeared to gain no extra efficiency/value from the usage of these devices... However, I consider the mobile phone vision interesting.
  5. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,471   +375

    Rather than replace devices that already exist, I'd personally would like to see OLED and touch technology integrated into glass and plastics, such as a car windshields, motorcycle helmets, or even glasses. The idea of having a real heads up display that can be dynamically positioned/controlled/changed is very appealing to me, and likely many others.

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