Jaasta's makers hope that reactive buttons & smart assistance will offer human-tech partnership

Though the QWRTY vs. DVORAK keyboard debate will rage among true geeks forever, the language barrier is a more pressing concern for most day-to-day computer users. Different languages mean different alphabets, and as anybody who has struggled to find an @ sign on their European vacation knows, those differences can range from frustrating to work-stopping.

The Jaasta wireless keyboard offers to remedy that, along with providing a suite of other helpful options. Its core technology consists of an electronic ink for each key (the sort used in Nooks and similar low-energy e-readers). As a user’s need– be it language-related or stemming from applications that work better with a new key configuration –change, the keyboard changes in real time to accommodate the new need.

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