The wooden keyboard makes more sense than you would think. Michael Roopenian has wrangled the power of nature and modern technology to create a superior product that coincidentally looks pretty nice too.
The idea is to "strengthen the relationship between user and interface" by heightening our touch recognition of letters with little wooden grooves. Through research of the most frequently used keys and finger positioning and movement, Roopemian reckons this keyboard allows typers to make computer words more efficiently.
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