Name: Cool Leaf
Designer: Kazuo Kawasaki
Location: Meguro-ku, Tokyo
Cool Leaf is a minimal keyboard designed by Japan-based design Kazuo Kawasaki for Minebea. The keyboard is essentially a large screen with touch-sensitive input sensors. Characters appear on the mirrored panel for a sophisticated and futuristic aesthetic. The combined technology of input devices, lighting devices, and force sensors allowed the company to manufacture this cross-sectional device.
Honestly, I won’t know whether or not I would be prefer this over my current wireless keyboard until I test it out for a month or two. I’m used to my phone’s touch screen, but I feel like for a full keyboard, I need to be able to touch the keys. However, I can say with confidence that the minimalist aesthetic and ease of cleaning is giving it a lot of points. Leave some comments if you own this already, I’m curious of what you think.