In Japan a project was developed to create a keyboard 1.6 meters long, in which the keys are located from left to right in different formats such as QWERTY, ABC, ASCII and katakana.
Google is the person in charge of the proposal GboardBar version, which featured a 2.4-meter-long prototype, with the aim of providing an easier-to-use experience.
“The stick version of Gboard is a revolutionary keyboard that makes it easy to find the characters you want to type by arranging all the keys in a row. You can surely find the key by looking at the characters you want to enter in order from the end,” the company reports.
The keyboard that changes the standard
The location of the keys in the traditional format is done according to their use, but in this proposal it is sought that people can find it in its natural order, learn it numerically, that is, knowing that the G will always be the button 16.
In total there are 101 keys with letters, numbers and the traditions Enter, space, control and others. Although there are also versions for Japanese writing methods and one with emojis.
This is not a device that is going to hit the market, but Google informs that they will leave the plans on their blog so that users can create it through 3D printing.
“When you use this keyboard, your arms will stretch naturally, so you can secretly stretch your arms even at work. When you press the rightmost and leftmost keys at the same time, you can unintentionally stretch your legs,” the creators wrote.
This is not the first time that the company believes in Japan devices with strange designs. In 2021 they designed a cup that is a keyboard on the outside and can be connected to the computer, although you have to turn it over to find the buttons with the kanji (Japanese writing system).
In 2019, they modified a spoon so that when it was folded, a Morse code dictation was performed, and a year earlier they created a peripheral that was connected to the keyboard to write by sliding between the buttons. So it is already a tradition to generate this type of differential gadgets for almost ten years.
Google makes changes to its search methods
The application of Google available for iOS Y Android, has several changes. Now you can take a picture of something that is of interest to ask questions specific.
Google illustrates it this way: the user can take an image of a shirt pattern and then the keyword must be added, for example tie. Subsequently, similar searches appear.
It is currently available worldwide in English and will expand to more than 70 different languages in the coming months.
This same tool also allows you to take a photo or upload a screenshot, and with the ‘Near me’ command, Google will return results from local stores that have what you are looking for. This novelty is scheduled to launch in the USA next October.
In addition, in the coming months they will add specific keywords that will appear as the user types into the search engine. An important part of this is being able to quickly find the results the user is looking for.