Launched at consumer electronics event IFA last month, Swiss technology brand Logitech has created a keyboard that allows a user to easily switch between up to three different devices, unifying typing habits for seamless working. The device demonstrates a shift towards adaptable and intuitive technology design – an ethos depicted in Design Democracy: Integrate.
The wireless keyboard can be linked via Bluetooth to up to three devices, with a simple numbered knob at the side allowing the user to quickly switch between the electronics. For example – transferring between typing a document on a monitor, answering an email on a tablet, or sending a text message on a phone.
Conceived in collaboration with Amsterdam-based Feiz Design Studio, the neat design features a slot to position the handheld devices, with colour used to highlight different components – citrine green on the black model, and mid-grey on the white.
Spurred by the proliferation of digital consumers owning multiple devices, the Logitech K480 Keyboard is the beginning of a wave of compatible satellite products that allow for more seamless 'device-hopping'. As this sector grows, compatibility is key to allow for product longevity in a fast-paced market. For more insight into the importance of compatibility in consumer electronics, see our Power of Sound: Audio Innovation report.
For more on the latest developments in consumer electronics, see our full coverage from IFA 2014.