Soldiers to Tweet the location of future enemy combatants?

Share
by Mike
Posted July 15th, 2009 at 5:50 am

iKey

Miniature qwerty keyboards have been popping up more and more recently across mobile devices of all types in a move by manufacturers to cater to the growing trend of texters, mobile emailers, and social butterflies. The military often treads a very different path. While their technology and gadgets are still top of the line and current, the gadgets themselves when based off of consumer electronics are often a few generations behind the curve. It seems the military is finally coming into the modern era with the iKey AK-39 snap on, wrist mounted qwerty keyboard. Fat fingered, glove wearing soldiers shouldn’t have a problem with this souped up keyboard that is built to take a beating. According to the manufacturer:

“The AK-39’s small-footprint design features essential components for military and public safety applications, including an integrated Force Sensing ResistorTM (FSR) pointing device with left- and right-click functionality, and adjustable green LED backlighting that is also available in a night vision (NVIS) compatible configuration. Designed with gloved users in mind, the AK-39’s snap-on faceplate eliminates accidental key strokes and can be easily removed to clean the pad.

One other notable mention includes MIL-461 compliance ensuring you precious military edition keyboard can take the harsh realities and punishments twittering on the battlefield will bring forth. Hip hip hooray!

Source: CrunchGear, iKey

Discover and Share

No comments currently exist for this post.
Add a commentGet a Gravatar

* Name

* Email Address

Website Address

Please leave these two fields as-is:

Protected by Invisible Defender. Showed 403 to 4,544 bad guys.

Spam Protection by WP-SpamFree

You can usethese tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>
See You At CES 2010!
    ces


    Gadgetsteria is going to CES 2010! We plan on flooding the site with so much digital euphoria it’ll make your eyes puke. So make sure to bookmark us and stay glued to GS Jan 5th-10th!

Google Translate
Around The Site
Categories
Tags
Advertisement
Twitter
Facebook
Partners
Reviews
Archives
Advertisement