The company is new but the technology dates back to the 1970s. It may be ready for a comeback with PC game enthusiasts or old geeks like me that love quality electronics.
What’s new about it? It’s a mechanical keyboard that doesn’t use contact switches. Instead, it uses Hall Effect sensors. It’s an old Honeywell patent that uses magnets and sensors track how far and fast the magnets have moved.
Why is this cool? First, there are no contacts to wear out. The key switches can withstand billions of presses, more than typical contact switches. In addition, the Hall Effect makes the keys pressure sensitive. Combine that with smart software and they are programmable. For example, press softly for lowercase, press harder for uppercase. Or, in PhotoShop, press the paintbrush key softly for a small brush, harder for a larger brush, and really hard for a huge brush.
This opens up a whole world of new possibilities. I think PC gamers will see the obvious applications. The Kickstarter site has a more info. I’m very interested to see this when it ships next spring. I love my Unicomp mechanical keyboard, but this might get me to switch.