Dana Wollman, writing for Engadget:
Unfortunately, we didn’t get to see a working demo of the
keyboards. As in, we weren’t permitted to type sample sentences
and feel what it’s like to hammer out characters on a flat
keyboard, or on keys that have just 1.5mm of travel. It’s a shame,
because what makes both keyboards special is that they have
built-in accelerometers that allow the keyboard to tell which key
you’re hitting, how fast and how forcefully. An intriguing idea if
ever there was one, but difficult to weigh in on if all you’re
allowed to do is peck at a lifeless demo model.
Those keyboards are the most interesting and innovative thing about the Surface. And Microsoft wouldn’t let anyone use them, even for a moment, at yesterday’s event.
★ Wednesday, 20 June 2012