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Kickstarter Project 'Wingz Hybrid-Keyboard' Creates Touchscreen-Keyboard Android Device

Why ? - iPads and Tablets are going to to get better every year , thinner, faster, cheaper, with high res displays, cameras etc. However, their on screen keyboards are always going to have no feel, slow and a pain to type on. We are betting that people's hands aren't going to change, so we built a computer to fit them. 

Wingz Hybrid-keyboard - The first touch display keyboard with a mobile operating system.

Do you want to ditch that old, uncomfortable laptop? Are your hands sore from using on screen keyboards on iPad or Tablets? Do you want to type emails and text using a comfortable keyboard ?

NOW YOU CAN.  The Wingz Hybrid-keyboard allows you to pair with any bluetooth device iPad or Tablet or use it stand alone! It has Android as an operating system with a hi-res multi-touch display.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5Dqqjgro9c

For instance, if someone has the Wingz Hybrid-keyboard connected to their personal computer -- whether it be a tablet or desktop -- they can simultaneously run any Android application on the keyboard such as Twitter, Facebook or text messaging. Other instances that this hybrid keyboard could come in handy is during those on-the-go moments, when you don't need your entire tablet to be used as a monitor, such as during a meeting, when you'd like to take notes without having to stare at an over-sized monitor. The touchscreen in the Wingz  tkeyboard can be used an a miniature monitor, and can store data (such as a word document) that can later be sent to another device wirelessly.

The Wingz Hybrid-keyboard connects via Bluetooth or USB port on any HID-enabled device. That means most popular tablets, including the Apple iPad will be able to use the device and so will most popular desktop computers and laptops. The keyboard can also connect to the Internet using Wi-Fi, which gives it most of its high-end capabilities.

The Kickstarter page for the project also suggest that the keyboard will be able to connect to you cell phone network (as in, it's unlocked) as long as you put the SIM card in the device. To boot, the keyboard includes two cameras, a USB port, memory card slot, headphone jack, speakers, on/off switch, IR port and a/c power charger, the cameras are for taking photos and for using Skype.

The Wingz  Hybrid-keyboard design is based on years of keyboard research.  The Android operating system will allow you to download and run thousands of smartphone applications. Built in WiFi or cellular connects you to the internet to run apps: TextPlus, Twitter, Facebook, Skype, browsers, google, youtube, text messaging etc. The touch display will allow drawings or character recognition of English, Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Navajo, Swahili,or Tlingit characters. 

Key remapping app will allow you to remap any keys to any language or character set. Or create a series of key strokes to speed up your typing. LOL - becomes "laugh out loud". Remapp keys for QWERTY, Devork or your own symbolic keyboard layout. You have total and complete control to customize the keyboard. A Gamers dream come true. You could re map the keys to play sampled sounds and turn the Wingz into a musical instrument, maybe a Hammond B3 organ or ukulele?

Bluetooth or USB cable connect to any HID enabled device : iPads, Tablets, smartphones, personal computers, TV's, laptops, or use it stand alone to take notes in meetings, classroom, or lectures.

Features:

- Bluetooth to connect to iPads, Tablets, Smartphones, enabled TVs. 

- Connect to the internet using WiFi.

- Connect to Cell Phone Networks "unlocked" (use your SIM card)

- 2 cameras, USB port, memory card slot, headphone jack, speakers, on/off switch, IR port, a/c power charger.

Limited Edition Gold plated Wingz keyboard ! Version 2 will have a laser pico projector, so you can project an 80 inch display on any wall.

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    This is an important pledge for us, it means you have limited funds, but you like the product idea. Thank you. It means alot to us and we will add your name to our email list and send you updates of the Wingz project. Every bit helps, thank you.

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    A Geleez mousepad. We have been making these award winning ergonomic Gel mousepads for 12 years. People love them, you will too.

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    This reward is a departure from computers. It is a 4 piece knife set, The ErgoKnife is a molded handle which fits closely to a persons Right hand (sorry lefties). Very comfortable, grip, these were sold on QVC, I sell them on eBay search for Ergoknife. this product is part of my interest with making products to fit human hands
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    First production run of the Wingz Smartkeyboard. Black version with touch display, android operating system, bluetooth, pre-loaded apps, sim slot, memory card slot, WiFi, USB port, cameras, speakers, headphone jack, a/c charger.

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    Gold plated limited edition Wingz Smartkeyboard. Beautiful Gold version with touch display, android operating system, bluetooth, pre-loaded apps, sim slot, memory card slot, WiFi, USB port, cameras, speakers, headphone jack, a/c charger.
    Gold plated version of Smartkeyboard with your name engraved (20 character limit)

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    Steampunk version of the Wingz Smartkeyboard, copper clad, rivets, pipes, steam punk valves, gauges, version with touch display, android operating system, bluetooth, pre-loaded apps, sim slot, memory card slot, WiFi, USB port, cameras, speakers, headphone jack, a/c charger. We don't have a photo of it, but it will be cool.

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