Skip to main content

Nemeio’s E ink keyboard gives you a variety of custom layout options


An E ink keyboard in which each key can be customized by its user was recently unveiled at CES 2019.

The Nemeio E ink keyboard and its software allow users to customize the layout and functions of each of its keys. The keyboard itself is comprised of transparent keys placed over a backlit E ink display. The keys can be arranged in a variety of layouts, including QWERTY, AZERTY, or Bépo. The layout can also be set to change automatically, as users switch between programs.

More CES 2019 coverage

In addition to its layout options, the Nemeio keyboard allows users to personalize each key via its own software, which lets users drag and drop tools and app icons from other apps to the keyboard. The result is a keyboard that allows you to quickly launch your favorite apps, as well as the tools within those apps. Users can also develop keyboard configuration profiles for each app they use and then toggle between them using the navigation buttons on the side of the keyboard.

According to Nemeio’s website, the backlit E ink display can be personalized as well. The display’s light intensity, background color, and the font size of the keys can all be adjusted.

Besides its customizable keys and display, the Nemeio keyboard also offers a USB type-C port, Bluetooth connectivity, and the ability to be used with a variety of devices including smartphones, video projectors, connected TVs, and computers (Mac or PC).

Screenshot from Nemeio website

Despite all of its new, shiny features, a few drawbacks have already been noted. According to The Verge, the keyboard had a few hardware issues which resulted in “very poor travel” which seemed to reduce the overall accuracy of one’s typing at typing speeds considered normal for use on Mac and PC keyboards.

Engadget noted that the keyboard’s “lack of haptic feedback” could hinder the Nemeio’s ability to be an effective gaming device.

A specific release date or price for the Nemeio keyboard has not been announced yet. However, the price range has been reported to be between $300 to $500. The keyboard is expected to ship this year and will most likely launch in the summer.

Editors' Recommendations

Anita George
Anita has been a technology reporter since 2013 and currently writes for the Computing section at Digital Trends. She began…
Great for browsing, get this 15-inch HP laptop for 50% off today
The HP 15-Inch Touchscreen Laptop sitting on a desk.

There are laptop deals that slash the prices of premium machines, but there are also offers that make affordable devices even cheaper. If you're shopping for the latter, then you should check out HP's offer for the HP Laptop 15z. From its original price of $500, it's down to just $250 following a $250 discount. We're not sure how much time is remaining for you to be able to get this laptop for half-price, so hurry with your purchase if you don't want to miss out on this bargain.

Why you should buy the HP Laptop 15z
The HP Laptop 15z is equipped with the AMD Athlon Silver 7120U processor and AMD Radeon Graphics, plus 8GB of RAM that's usually found in entry-level laptops, according to our guide on how much RAM do you need. If you're going to ask the HP Laptop 15z to match the performance of the top-tier models of the best laptops, you'll be left disappointed, but that's only because you need to manage your expectations with this device. It's not the fastest laptop out there, but for simple tasks like browsing the internet, watching streaming shows, and typing documents, it's going to be more than enough.

Read more
New Macs may be announced next month. Here’s what to expect
Apple Continuity image showing iPhone use as MacBook webcam.

Apple regularly launches new products in March, and it looks like this year will be no different. We don't have a specific date yet, but it's been reported that numerous new Macs and iPads are rumored to launch in just a few weeks’ time, with a bunch of enticing changes reportedly heading our way.

If you’re in the market for a new MacBook, March could be a great time to pick one of the new releases up. Here's what we're expecting to steal the limelight.
The M3 MacBook Air is coming

Read more
MSI is getting slammed on Reddit for a controversial monitor decision
The MSI MPG 321URX gaming monitor.

MSI may have some high-end gaming monitors up for grabs, but unfortunately, some are apparently more desirable than others. A Reddit thread exposed that MSI won't be allowing firmware updates for a large portion of its QD-OLED monitor lineup, and the customers are not happy.

MSI is fairly new to the gaming monitor game, but it's releasing some monitors that tick all the boxes and combine vibrant QD-OLED panels with a reasonable screen size. The lineup is divided into the MSI MAG series and the MSI MPG series; the former includes 27-inch, 32-inch, and 34-inch (curved) QD-OLED screens, while the latter serves up two flat screens (27-inch and 32-inch) and a curved 49-inch monitor. Refresh rates range from 360Hz to 144Hz, and there's a variety of resolutions to pick from, from a standard 2K to 4K or 5,120 x 1,440.

Read more