CES 2017: A light-up notification board!

Das Keyboard announced the 5Q, a smart mechanical keyboard, through a crowdfunding campaign, and CES 2017 was a great chance to try the new cloud-connected keyboard.


The new keyboard has a big change changer from other keyboards because it has a connection to the internet, allowing it to light up specific keys to reflect certain triggers or notifications. The demo unveiled at the event had integrations like the "T" key lighting up blue when Donald Trump tweeted; a function key lighting up green to indicate that a smart lock-equipped door was open.


When it comes to the keyboard part, it uses mechanical keys with designed Gamma-Zulu RGB switches. The company also has plans to support other APIs for adding notifications sources. The keyboard is configurable with triggers from Zapier and IFTTT to show information from almost any connected source. The 5Q will cost $229 later this year.

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