101touch is a young company that managed to bring together the experts seeing the world differently and who are satisfied only with the best without any significant compromises.
And how has our idea emerged? Three years ago we were irritated by inflexibility of traditional keyboard and by an endless number of keyboard shortcuts for each new program or a game.
Why cannot the keyboard function be more user-friendly?
Actually, why not?
We thought about it as a great idea and the more time we were spending thinking it over, the more and more amazing features were coming up to our minds.
We can adapt computer control for everyone in the world.
The first and crucial problem for us was that our new keyboard should work on any device, including MS-DOS, Windows, Linux, OS X and BIOS. Without any installation and setup. We have succeeded and the final solution was given the name ‘the emulator’. We finished the prototype after one and half year’s work. The prototype consists of two displays and two controllers, because there was no display of the specific size produced. We are currently dealing with three producers about a possible production; this technology is known and used in tablets. The manufacturers require exact specifications from our side, but we will be able to give them these data once we have launched our product at Kickstarter.
The most beautiful and most funny was inventing all sorts of keyboard applications and all kinds of possible solutions. Our favorite keyboard was inspired by a very famous sci-fi series. Very challenging for us was developing an application store for our keyboard. We are improving it continuously and adding new features and classification for a simple search.
Our system is based on the core of Android and its development took almost two years. All developers around the world can create their own applications for the keyboard, systems for operation and controlling of the computers. The possibilities are almost limitless. We have prepared several keyboards for you that are free of charge to enjoy and experience and we are working on others.
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You can choose from the three colors. Black, white or red.
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The keyboard can also be used as wireless (wi-fi, bluetooth, IR) with the connection to mobile devices.
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Freely available editor for creating own keyboard without the knowledge of programming.
We are 101touch and we are changing the way the whole world will be using their computers. We have created a friendly and intuitive user interface that is second to none. For decades people have been inputting data by conforming to a mechanical keyboard. We have made the keyboard suit you and your programs’ needs. No longer is there a need to search for keyboard shortcuts or control elements on the monitor. Now everything can be simply found on the user friendly 101touch keyboard interface. Buying special input devices for video editing, sound mixing or playing games is a thing of the past. All these functions and many others are integrated in the 101touch.
The possibilities are almost limitless. Imagine any computer game where the experience is enhanced thanks to customizable intuitive controls. No longer is it necessary to search the screen with your mouse to look through menus. No more memorizing short-cuts and hidden functions. It is all available in just one touch using the 101touch. You will be utilizing all the exciting functions of a computer game much quicker than you can imagine. And when you need a standard keyboard, you just slide a finger on the right side of the keyboard.
And two player games? They have never been more entertaining. No longer is there a need to search for control keys on the keyboard. No additional installations of external hardware is necessary. It's all been integrated in the 101touch. It will help make the time spent playing together more enjoyable than ever before.
To help parents limit the amount of time that children spend at the computer, there is a “time lock”. This feature allows parent to pre-set how long the keyboard will be active and when time is up, the keyboard shuts down and cannot be reactivated without a password.
We created the 101touch using an Android platform, which is popular with developers and makes the creation of new layouts very quick. The creation of new customized keyboard layouts is limitless. People prefer using new hardware, not wasting time installing and setting it up. So, we designed the 101touch to begin operating when it is plugged into your PC and this applies to all the operating systems. How is this possible? Quite easily. We implemented a unique element called an “emulator” between the computer and the 101touch keyboard. This innovation makes it possible to simply connect the 101touch and it immediately starts working, without any necessary installation. It applies to Linux, OS X, Windows, BIOS or MS DOS as well.
Using the 101touch, you will discover an endless selection of useful layouts to simplify any task or enhance any entertainment. To facilitate this there is a shop on the keyboard where different keyboard configurations can be browsed and installed. The shop is open to all developers over the world and their brilliant designs made available for other users. The possibilities are truly limitless.
Another wonderful feature includes the ability of the 101touch to dynamically change its configuration of the keys. For example, by hitting the CTRL key, all the keys which offer other functions change their color and name, such as cut, copy, paste etc. This function makes their use easier. Such a feature will unbelievably speed up everything that you do.
Another useful and practical feature is to always have, at the swipe of a finger on the right side of the keyboard, the standard keyboard. And on the standard keyboard one can easily switch between a numeric keypad, a touch-pad or a calculator.
And one more thing. We are introducing a new standard of keyboard that will change the way people have used keyboards up to now. There are many keys which people don’t use regularly and we replaced those with the most commonly used functions such as “open, save, save as, print”, etc.
Do you need to place a link to your favorite website or other functions? It’s no problem. Get used to the fact that the keyboard will be precisely what you need.
Should you need to place a link to your favorite website or other functions, it’s no problem. Get used to the fact that the keyboard will be precisely what you need.
You may notice that the keyboard presented in the video consists of two displays. Kickstarter will help us to produce keyboard in one piece. We had to perform all the tests at the prototype device with two pieces. This is the reason for the delay. The device with one display and one operating unit will be solved to be perfect as you are.
Processor: ARM architecture
OS: 101touch (with core Android OS)
Internal memory: 16GB
Connectivity: USB, bluetooth
The keyboard has its own battery.
Example of use
Photoshop - UpDate 1
Typing (Windows/OS X) - UpDate 2
Risks and challenges
1st CHALLENGE (resolved)
We have already overcome the biggest challenge that we had faced in the project. And, that was to create a communication software that would work with all operating systems without any driver installation. Only insert and use (plug and play).
After a successful promotional campaign we are going to focus on the manufacturing of the hardware. This part is not easy, but it is not impossible and does not constitute a major risk, because we use technologies that have already been developed and are in common production. Our task is to perfectly merge the software with the hardware in order to maximize your experience.
- (30 days)