Wednesday, January 15th 2020

Martiantec Martian 104 Prototype Keyboard is Bold Both in Form and Function

A new find this CES 2020 is Martiantec, a new tech entrant that wants to reinvent the keyboard and mouse as we know it. Their eyeball magnet is what they call the "Martian 104 prototype keyboard" (a working title). Its design involves the physical compartmentalization of every key into interconnected nodes that make up a mesh. The keycap surrounds each node.

This design ensures that no dirt accumulates between keys over time. The Martian 104 comes in several glossy, bright colors. Under the hood(s), this membrane keyboard uses a single piece fiberglass PCB that's been heavily perforated. Each key in this otherwise standard 104-key QWERTY keyset is re-programmable. Martiantec also showed us a prototype wireless mouse, with little else to go off aside from the images below.
More pictures follow.

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14 Comments on Martiantec Martian 104 Prototype Keyboard is Bold Both in Form and Function

#2
XL-R8R
I actually wanted to complain about this product... but the more I looked at the images, the more I started to like it for some reason? :confused::confused:



I wonder what the price will be (if?) when its released....
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#3
bonehead123
Seems kinda interesting... IF they can actually make it work, and IF it's reasonably priced, they may have a winner on thier hands :)
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#4
xorbe
The mouse looks highly uncomfortable.
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#5
E-curbi
Sci-Fi movie prop. lol :p
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#7
Basard
Prince Valiant
This looks like it's going to be easily broken.
Perhaps they could make a sturdy tray to keep it in, with adjustable back feet.... so you could move it around without breaking it. And that tray would just cost $59.99... lol.
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#8
laszlo
finally you can spill liquids on keyboard without any concern
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#9
SetsunaFZero
laszlo
finally you can spill liquids on keyboard without any concern
and crumbs won't get trapped between the keys
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#10
BakerMan1971
It's a fun design, kind of reminds me of those rubbery roll up keyboards you could get a few years back (they used on in a Die Hard film too :D)

Typing angle isn't taken care of, and the mouse doesn't look very ergonomic, then again people buy pretty products and go see a doctor about RSI later :)
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#11
Chrispy_
Yes to that keyboard; Looks interesting if they can make it robust and affordable enough.

MAXIMUM NOPE on that 'mouse'. Stupidest POS I've seen in a good long while, and I see utterly stupid stuff on the regular.
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#12
gaximodo
Finally I can get my peace of mind - no dust under the keys!!

Why @ the mouse tho.
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#13
Vayra86
Chrispy_
Yes to that keyboard; Looks interesting if they can make it robust and affordable enough.

MAXIMUM NOPE on that 'mouse'. Stupidest POS I've seen in a good long while, and I see utterly stupid stuff on the regular.
This and it looks like everyone agrees.

The mouse is clearly form over function. The keyboard though, is a really interesting idea that does NOT lose on function. Its also a nice way to reduce height, I think. If they go mechanical and especially scissor switch with this... yummy
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#14
wheresmycar
I AGREE

Keyboard gets a thumbs up!

The mouse....nah!! Unless it's built to hover above the desk surface and the top knob when turned clockwise magically converts my gtx 1070 to a RTX 2080 TI.

i forgot to mention... the cut-out keyboard solves a real problem (dust/debris), hence a winner in my opinion. I can see this going a long way with other manufacturers too and when the price is right and quality is satisfying, i'll bag one.
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