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Keyboard with touch capacitive keys - Auditory feedback.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000204148D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Feb-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Feb-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

Lenovo

Related People

Brian William Wallace: INVENTOR

Abstract

A program is disclosed to add auditory feedback to user interface keyboards. Software can be used with keyboards that have no moving parts and thus produce no sound. Touch typists require sound for accurate typing. Allow users to add sounds to the key strokes via software application, by choosing from a library of sounds or creating new custom sounds. Also user controls the volume of sound the key strokes make.

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Keyboard with touch capacitive keys - Auditory feedback

When using a touch capacitive keyboard, it will allow the user a sensory feedback with a sound. The sound can be programmed into the software. User can choose from a library of sounds or customize a sound that represents when a key is pressed.

Every keyboard has a specific sound the keys make when pressed. Some keyboards are too loud, to annoying, or to quiet. Touch typists require a keyboard with auditory feedback.

A touch capacitive keyboard eliminates the need for a key mechanism, thus reducing the sound the key makes when pressed. By creating software attached to the keyboard, user can choose what sound, or no sound, they would like to hear when using the keyboard. They even have the option of saving custom sounds.