Like its host country, the engineers at Google Japan have a strange sense of humor. The company has announced the GBoard, a single-row linear keyboard.
Admittedly it is a little long:
Before you scoff, think of the use cases they cite: Cats are less likely to step on it, two people can type in tandem, it can be used to fish things out from under the couch, or to reach a light switch from a great distance!
The demonstration video and pitch is at least as funny as any Japanese game show (hit "C" on your keyboard for subtitles):
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They also say they're working on this "Drum Set" keyboard, which also has keys for emojis.
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