Eleksen’s fabric keyboard is just one in a chain of keyboards I’ve seen that are meant to be rolled, folded, or otherwise mashed into a small space for travel purposes. Now, I love technology, and I love seeing cool new innovations, but having typed on one of these, all I can say is ugh. At least from an ergonomics standpoint. These things aren’t at all finger-friendly. They’re hard to hit the keys on, they force your hands into awkward positions, and their compact size makes you work harder to type–tense, much? I’m sure they’re fine for occasional use (i.e. when traveling), but that’s what laptops originally were touted for, and now many people use them exclusively. I just can’t help but cringe when I see the contorted positions we assume to type on things like this (don’t get me started on text-messaging on cell phones). I have this fear that we’re all going to be paying down the road in increased cases of RSIs.
I could be wrong, but for now, I’ll keep my Kinesis Contoured keyboard, thank you. Even if it means packing an extra suitcase for it. =)