Fabric gadgets rolled out

It's not quite as cool as the iTech virtual keyboard (well, what is?), but UK company Eleksen has launched an equally pocket-friendly keyboard – the f

It's not quite as cool as the iTech virtual keyboard (well, what is?), but UK company Eleksen has launched an equally pocket-friendly keyboard – the foldable fabric curiosity on the left.

The Smart Fabric Wireless Keyboard, its official moniker, is designed to hook up to smartphones and PDAs, letting you write quick e-mails and edit documents without having to lug around your plastic QWERTY. It doesn't encourage pinky abuse either – it's a full laptop sized board affair, so you'll be able to keep up your usual speeds with no re-training.

Eleksen's talent for all things flat has been incorporated into a wardrobe full of new gadget-friendly clothing too, such as the Scottevest Tactical VC Jacket on the right. Put all your electronic buddies in the many pockets, and you can adjust features such as the volume using the integrated controls on the jacket's exterior.

Don't fret about washing nightmares either – all the components are fabric cables that'll happily endure a spin cycle. Just make sure you take your jukebox out before pressing 'start'. It's available from its US site for $410 (£235).

For more info on Elekson's other bendy delights, such as its contributions to Kenpo's iPod jacket, Goodhope's bags and O'Neill's smart H2 backpack series, head to its official site here.

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