Standard staggered layout is plain stupid. They need to fix that! It's just the printed surface anyway, the software would be suitably programmable any which way.
Offering a separate mouse is like FW offering an iGesture pad but also offering the TLSP. I seem to remember reading that there would be a sort of NumLock key that toggled the numpad into a mousing area. They should one-up that idea though and implement FW's cool two-finger mousing. I love that: Middle and ring finger for mousing, index and pinky for clicking. Thumb is the wheel button.
I wonder if their IR camera approach will allow them to recognize what finger was used, similar to the precision of the FW devices that can tell a single pinky apart from a single thumb, just by the shape of the contact area, even if no other fingers are touching.
Regardless of these details, I think that keyboard is set to become a viable FW replacement. With luck, future versions would be much flatter and hence have better ergonomics. The front height looks painful!
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