Keyboard beyond belief
If you’ve ever stared down at your lap and thought, “Hey, if only the crotch of my trousers had an integrated QWERTY keyboard”, then today is the day you’ve been waiting for. Almost every gadget website and blog in the world have picked up on the handiwork of one Erik De Nijs who, apparently, has designed a pair of jeans with an integrated crotchboard (we’re patenting the term, so hands off Belkin, Microsoft et al), as well as a mouse and knee-mounted speakers. Now we assume that these technojeans have Bluetooth, or at the very least some kind of wireless connectivity. Walking away from your PC or laptop while shackled to it via a USB cable could, possibly, be an expensive mistake. But, as there’s more than a faint whiff of Nathan Barley-esque nonsense about the whole affair, we certainly won’t be too surprised if it turns out to have been perpetrated by a devious art student from Shoreditch. And even if we do finally lay our hands on a pair, we’re going to be typing very, very softly indeed.