New tech could enable cloth keyboards

New tech could enable cloth keyboards e-Reading Hardware

Researchers unveiled a new use of nanotechnology last week at MEMS Japan 2011. The keyboard above embedded in an ordinary cloth handkerchief, and it's not made from some exotic fiber. It's one of the projects that the BEANS research institute is working on in Japan.

This won't be any good as a screen, but how would you like to wrap a keyboard around your handheld and simply shove it in your pocket? That's what you can do with this new tech. You could also build the keypad for a phone into the sleeve of your coat. (Now that would be useful.)

BEANS via akihabara News

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

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