Flexible Keyboards

Flexible Keyboard - flexible keyboard made of silicon
@lilaclady (28240)
Australia
September 26, 2007 8:05am CST
Does anyone here at Mylot use a flexible keyboard, I saw one on Ebay and it was purple, and I love purple so much I was tempted to get one but I find it hard to believe that this sort of thing would work all that well, so if you have used one can you tell me how it was, did it feel good to use..
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23 responses
@tkohler (15)
26 Sep 07
Good Morning! I do not not have a 'flexible' keyboard. Do you mean one that folds up?? I use an ergonomic keyboard. It is fantastic!! When I was performing data entry, I developed the beginnings of carpel tunnel. The ergonomic keyboard has definately helped that!! My husband says he cannot type on it.....if you are one that took typing class rather than keyboarding class, you would get along fine with the ergonomic. I can hardly type without it now!!
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
This one is like rubber it is actually made from silicon...
26 Sep 07
You might want to visit Best Buy or similar store, to try one before you buy it.....
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
26 Sep 07
Realy? Right now there is such a new flexible keyboard? It is new to me because I have never heard of that. You see, the technology nowadays is really developing so fast leaving you so many deep impressions.
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
26 Sep 07
yes you can roll it up and wash it , looks really good but I don't know how good they would be...
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• China
26 Sep 07
Thank you very much for your response that made me understand finally. I remember that we have this kind of flexible keyboard here in Hangzhuo, China. I once saw them in a huge electirc market and I was showing great interest in them. They have different colours and they are indeed flexible keyboard. What you do is just use a flexible keyboard to cover your real keyboard that matches yours. It looks good, but I have no idea whether I would feel comfortable to type on a fake one instead of a real keyboard.
@Tarrish (562)
• United States
27 Sep 07
I was reading through the responses hoping somebody would have said they had a flexible keyboard, but just like me it seems nobody has even seen one. That's a really weird notion, and I wonder what is the secret great thing about it being flexible. Is it easier to put away or does it conform to your body? lol There has to be some marketing ploy behind it, and I want to know what. :D
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@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
27 Sep 07
A friend of mine said it is for people who travel a bit and want to roll it up to take with them...I only wanted one because it was pruple and easy to clean....
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Mar 08
Flexible, practical, durable and available in white and translucent blue which light up making it easier for you to see what you are typing during those dimly lit evenings. Besides they will impress the pants off your friends and colleagues. Bendiboards are practically indestructible waterproof keyboards, which can be washed. Coffee spills, dust, yesterdays chicken and cranberry sandwich, simply get wiped away. Lightweight, ultra-slim, and compact, you can roll it up and take it anywhere with you making it ideal for use with laptops. The soft material allows a quick, reflexive typing action that is silent and more comfortable than traditional hard, plastic keyboards. The flexible flat design also offers ease in typing which eliminates negative-angle stress to your wrists. I still don't actually have one to be able to share what they are like but I can obtain them trade but only in blue or clear and also a quiz site I go on does them as prizes. They seem pretty good in the fact they are waterproof so if you eat and drink near the computer a great idea. Hope this info helps. Ellie :D
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Mar 08
flexible key board - flexible keyboard
meant to add this just now.
@ellie333 (21029)
20 Mar 08
I can't believe I just answered this discussion as I have just noticed the start date but it was sent to my email as a discussion my friend had started today. How strange. Sorry. Ellie :D
• Bahamas
14 Mar 08
Wow!!!!it's good to find purple lovers.....now to this flexible keyboard, this is my first hearing of it...it sounds real cool, esp it has a purple one in all...i gotta look it up! I love the fact that it can be washed! Technology these days is moving so fast. I'm looking at my keyboard now and imagining washing it or trying to fold it...ha! That's cool!!
• Australia
19 Mar 08
Oooh,a purple keyboard... sounds nice... I love purple too :) I've seen flexible keyboards, though I would only buy one if it was ergonomically shaped since I've used an ergonomic keyboard for years now and really struggle with a regular keyboard... slows my typing down something chronic (I touch type) The main advantage with them is that you can actually wash them easily... you don't have to tip the darn thing upside down and shake out the dust and dirt or pull the damn keys off to clean underneath... you can just use a damp cloth. I imagine they would last a lot longer because they're dust proof. As for moving them... how often do we really move our keyboard... the only reason mine gets moved is so I can clean underneath... and with one of those I wouldn't even have to do that as it is silicon an sits flat on the desk... so nothing can get under it. But no, haven't actually tried one so I can't recommend them.
• India
10 Apr 08
I would love to use flexible keyboards
@YangJoey (37)
• China
6 Apr 08
Though i have not that kind of keyboard,i can imagine the cute thing.It is like rubber ~
@bradhart (659)
• United States
20 Mar 08
I have one from ebay and it works just fine. I keep it rolled up up in my laptop bag for emergencies. I have used it while sitting in the bath and didn't have any problems with its functionality. For the record i don't usually bathe and compute at the same time. I was trying to finish a novel for a deadline while trying to pass a kidney stone and that was the only solution that let me do both. I wasn't setting the laptop or even my expensive ergonomic keyboard on the makeshift desktop over the bath.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Mar 08
I ever liked to have this flexible keyboard in the past. Now it seems it's not necessary any more. As I seldom use a PDA now.
@Modestah (11192)
• United States
20 Mar 08
my son was telling me about these not too long ago - amazing our technology these days - isn't it. I would think this a very handy device because you can put it away so other's do not play on the computer or put it in a sack to keep the dust off it - so easy.
@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
20 Mar 08
Hi! I've seen these on Ebay too..they seem to have some advantages and disadvantages..they'd be spillproof,coffee and cake proof,so Ideal of you're forever eating and drinking at the keyboard..easily washable (they're sealed)if something did spill..portable,so you can roll it up and take it with you..you can get the funky colours,not just Beige and Black..the disadvantage may be in the touch sensitivity..don't know exactly how good these would be if you were a proficient touch typist...I think I read somewhere they were a bit more rubbery than a standard board..
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
19 Mar 08
i have never heard of them but looking at the picture they sure look interesting especially if you can get them in different colours.i will have to look out for one.was it expensive on e-bay.cheers sue
• Philippines
14 Mar 08
Honestly, I do not see any use for a flexible keyboard. Maybe this is just a ploy to get people to buy something that "sounds" cool but doesn't really give much use. Well, I don't really know, but that's just my opinion.
@gkat92 (98)
• Italy
11 Mar 08
I did not ever used but it seems to me something beautiful, innovative and very nice and seems very comfortable and useful, how much?
• New Zealand
10 Mar 08
Hi ya. I don't have one of them and I am sure it wouldn't be something I would get either. We have a laptop and a Desktop and One has a built in and the other is just the plain straight one. I'm on Desktop though right now. Catch ya later.
@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
14 Oct 07
Maybe. I'm use to my laptop though so it would have to be saved for a spare PC.
@dued8jam (134)
• Philippines
14 Oct 07
very much dear. using flexible keyboards make my work easier;)
@katkat (2379)
• Philippines
28 Sep 07
Hi lilaclady, I think its called foldable keyboard and not flexible keyboard.:) I'm sure it will work if its not broken, I've known people who have foldable keyboard and it works for them. I am also planning to buy one, its kinda cute for me.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
27 Sep 07
No i don't use the flexible one. I have not even seen it. I also love the colour purple very much. Let me search one!
• Canada
27 Sep 07
Did somebody say purple? LoL. Hi lilaclady, honestly I have never used a flexible keyboard, I like the regular ones. For some reason I couldn't see myself using one either, they just look weird and awkward! Your Friend, PurpleTeddyBear ;)