Yesterday Deepak Jain who is also a Editor with us at rtBlogs, brought to my notice a keyboard which can only be used by Gmail users. I first thought it was a bit of a joke but the Gmail only device does exist and its called Gboard.
About G Board
- This keybopard or rather keypad like device connects from a USB.
- All its needs is a recent Windows OS or a Mac OS.
- It needs browser which is recent. The website does not specify how recent but I assume all the builds over the last couple of years.
- It is priced at $19.99.
Niche Devices and their need?
This is obviously a niche device and let me make it clear I am not really a fan of niche devices. I had once read about a device meant only for Twitter. A lot of experts panned it because it was priced almost as much as a smart phone.
The case with G Board is similar too. But I think it’s not really meant to be a functional entity but more like a collectors item for Gmail fans.
What do you think about such devices ? Do you think it’s a waste of time or do you think it has its own purposes? Do let me know through your comments.