Google Japan announces a breakthrough “keyboardless keyboard” a party horn input accessory

Google Japan announces a breakthrough “keyboardless keyboard” a party horn input accessory
If you thought Google’s team in Japan was done with Google Panda, the cute and fluffy stuffed animal that puts Google Now in your arms, literally, then you would be mistaken.

Some people are simply not tech savvy. This is a reality and it is not simply relegated to older generations, the tech just doesn’t mesh with their way of thinking. Or, their hands are always full, and they cannot be bothered with trying to use their device with one hand.

Good old party horns are another story, however. Who can’t relate to a good time while parading with a party horn? No hands needed. Geared for Japan, and the complex nature of Japanese language input, the idea was to take something that was user-friendly and apply practical solutions to those are tech-challenged. By placing the module on your run-of-the-mill party horn, you can then direct input to your Bluetooth connected device.

The solution is called, Google Japanese Input Piro-piro Version. For those that don’t understand, Japanese refer to certain actions in a double-word. For example, a dog “sniffs,” so one might ask, “Inu (dog)-wa?” The answer is, “Kun-kun (sniff sniff).” “Piro-piro” is a play on that practice and doesn’t really mean anything.

Hat’s off to Google’s team in Japan for having a go at April Fool’s Day. The crew even put together an impressive product page with specifications and everything. Check it out for yourself in the source link.



source: Google Japan

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15 Comments

1. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

Is...... This...... Innovation...... Or......?

12. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Hey, this will make drunk texting a lot more fun :P

2. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

"Japanese" this word can explain it all lol xD

3. drindia

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 2015

This is April fool.........For sure....

4. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I prefer the Google Panda.

5. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

The stupidest thing ever.

8. Amw86

Posts: 44; Member since: Oct 14, 2013

huh, not funny.

9. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

This must be APRILS fool day!!

10. _moboy

Posts: 62; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Didn't they specifically put there at the last paragraph that they were having a go at April Fool's... or not? :/

11. JetskiMark

Posts: 20; Member since: Feb 03, 2014

Thank you for posting this. I enjoyed the video. I especially like the mouth free version. Silly stuff.

14. KillgoreTroutTime

Posts: 433; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

April fools is stupid....

15. linaresx

Posts: 101; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

Presenting the Google B.L.O.W.S. (BLuetooth Operated Wind Sensor)

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