Apr.26, 2011

Minebea Co., Ltd.

Minebea to Launch Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki-Designed
"COOL LEAF" Keyboard at Retail Outlets in Japan

Minebea Co., Ltd. will commence launching its entirely flat keyboard "COOL LEAF"—which was developed and commercialized using a design by Dr. Kazuo Kawasaki (Design Director, Professor at Osaka University Graduate School, Doctor of Medicine)—at retail outlets in Japan from Friday, May 13, 2011.
The COOL LEAF keyboard adopts an innovative design for characters to emerge on the entirely flat mirror-like panel. Not only beautiful to the eye, it is a highly functional next-generation input device. Expected applications include dimly lit home-theater environments; medical treatment sites and food plants where cleanliness is important; and clean rooms where dust resistance is required.

Release date

Friday, May 13 2011

Sales price

Open price

image:COOL LEAF Keyboard
Product name / Model name COOL LEAF Keyboard (for Windows) / CLKB-01
Size Length 383mm×Height 17mm×Depth 128mm
I / F USB connector cable
Keyboard layout (*1) 108 keys / Japanese language (alphabet letters)
Color Black frame / mirror-like touch panel
Operating System (*2) Windows®XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7
Accessory USB cable / cleaning cloth
*1 Layout version for English, German, French, and Italian will be released in July, 2011.
*2 Cool Leaf for Macintosh will be released soon.
Media Inquires: Corporate Communications Office
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