Keyboards of the Future, with OLED Technology

Back in October, I wrote a post announcing that the first OLED manufacturing plant was coming to the US.  Quick recap: OLED stands for organic light emitting diode (it’s an LED that contains carbon).  It’s an extremely innovative technology because it can be produced in ultra-thin sheets, so it will make things like light-emitting wallpaper possible in the future.

Well, here’s another amazing application of OLEDs.  Intel has created a laptop with an OLED keyboard!  Depending on what you are viewing on the computer screen, the displays on the keyboard buttons change.  If you’re playing a game, the letters of the alphabet will disappear and the keyboard will show controller functions.  Check out the video after the break and tell me what you think!

Emily Widle

Emily graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in journalism. She enjoys scouring the news to report on the latest in the lighting industry as well as bringing valuable remodeling tips and exemplar home projects to light.