Top 10 Weirdest Keyboards

10. Roll-up keyboard

This keyboard has the same measurements as a standard 102-key keyboard, but there's a big difference. You can roll this one up and put it in your pocket. Nice.

Roll up keyboard

9. The wrist keyboard

This one might be useful if you’re in the need to type stuff while doing practical work in tough climates – but if you would wear this keyboard at the office, you might be considered a bit geeky.

The wrist keyboard

8. Maltron 3D Ergonomic Keyboard

Things are starting to get a bit more weird, ey? Getting used to this keyboard isn’t something you’ll do in 10 minutes or so – it will take a while for sure. But if you have medical problems with your hands, this might be a good choice since it’s a very ergonomic keyboard. It looks very weird though!

Maltron 3D Ergonomic Keyboard

7. The SafeType keyboard

Just take a look at this one. Do you understand how to use it? The idea is that your hands and arms shall be in a more relaxed position while working with the SafeType compared to a traditional keyboard. From a glance it looks like this thing has everything except a symbol ls4278 barcode scanner on it.

The SafeType keyboard

6. Virtual Laser Keyboard

This is more cool than weird though. This laser gadget projects a virtual keyboard on a table or other suitable material, and then interpret your finger movement and pass them on to your PDA or whatever you have it connected to. Cool.

Virtual Laser Keyboard

5. The frogpad

The frogpad is a tiny, tiny keyboard – or it would be more suitable to call it a keypad actually. The manufacturer say that you can get up to 40 words per minute if you practice between 6 to 10 hours with it. Any idea why they are calling it a frogpad?

the frogpad - top 10 weirdest keyboards

4. The Twiddler 2

What do you say about the Twiddler 2? It looks to be quite painful to use, or what do you think? According to the testimonials at their site, it will take you 'a weekend' to learn typing 30 words per minute, so the frogpad wins that round.

the twiddler 2 - top 10 weirdest keyboards

3. The Orbitouch

This one could be a leftover from Area 51, or a prop from the set of any science fiction movie. Wonder how it works? Here’s what the manufacturer say: "The orbiTouch creates a keystroke when you slide the two domes into one of their eight respective positions. You type the different characters by sliding the domes to create letters and numbers. The orbiTouch also has an integrated mouse, so moving the domes gives you full mouse and keyboard capability!"

The target group for this keyboard is of course people who have limited or no motion in their fingers or hands, and that's a very good thing – but anyway, it's a weird keyboard.

the orbitouch - top 10 weirdest keyboards

2. The Datahand

This product is aimed for people who get pain in their hands from typing with a traditional keyboard – and that's a good thing. It's still looks like a very strange keyboard. Everytime I see this one I think of the movie Predator with Arnold Schwarzenegger, don't know why.

the datahand - top 10 weirdest keyboards

1. The Tidy Tippist

Isn't this one lovely? The keyboard is hidden inside a decorative, washable tablecloth. The electronic is woven into a fabric, which finds itself between layers of water resistant felt as sandwich material. The soft felt surface makes it a pleasure for fingers to tip – a cosy keyboard. Awesome, hehe.

The Tidy Tippist

Honorable mention

Here's my favorite keyboard of all times – the rubber keyboard ( chiclet keyboard ) of the ZX Spectrum.

zx spectrum - top 10 weirdest keyboards

  • Linas
  • November 1, 2011, 10:12 am
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  • 3

    I like the laser keyboard! That's epic.

  • 2

    XD #7 makes me think of Parks & Recreation LOL!

    • TexBex
    • November 1, 2011, 12:50 pm
  • 1

    #3 what does 'it’s a very ergonomic keyboard' mean???
    great post btw +3

    Your hands just are in the more natural position and doesn't get tired (comparing with standart one) when you are using this keyboard. Actually, I haven't got chance to use it but I have heared in the past that such design is quite comfortable. :)
    - Linas November 1, 2011, 4:21 pm
    that makes sense..i thought it had something to do with money :L
    - Fail4424 November 1, 2011, 4:57 pm
  • 1

    Number 10, I own one. I don't really enjoy the keyboard for it's weird keys. But, impossible to be wrecked from liquids.. Which is a bonus :D

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