Jeans with built-in keyboard

Designer Erik De Nijs's concept design for a pair of jeans with a built-in keyboard are intriguing if impractical -- I'm the kind of guy who often finds himself walking around with a laptop tapping out a few final words before going lids-down. Link (via Beyond the Beyond)


  1. Why give a nerd another excuse to wear the same pair of pants day in and day out? I hope that thing comes standard with some good ventilation.

  2. Is it just me, or does the way he is sitting look REALLY uncomfortable? Because I could not maintain that position for any length of time – not to mention it looks like it would be virtually impossible to type if you were in a chair and not perched on the edge of some designer ledge.

  3. – oh vanna, pick me a letter?
    – is that a font in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?
    – two words, washing machine.
    – ouch! i fell on my keys!
    – ctrl+alt+disrobe
    – i forgot my password and can no longer get into my pants
    – where will i put my laptop now?
    – the password = ghghghghghghghghghghghghghg
    – what, no mouse kneepads?
    – lets hope there is not joystick, not seen in photo.

  4. This reminds me of a dream I once had. I was on a commuter train where most of the passengers were wearing glasses that holographically projected computer content. They were all sitting with their arms crossed or folded up to these large collars that were keyboard input devices for the clothing embedded computer. They were called “clerical collars.”

  5. …Nice concept, but I can see problems for female users having way too many extra spaces in between words :-) :-) :-)

  6. The good news is, you no longer need to learn to type with one hand.

    The bad news is, you’ll be needing some waterproof underwear.

  7. I can see it now: guy on park bench with boner under his kebboard, typing away like a mad man. What a great idea.

  8. The problem with these pants is the assumption that anyone who uses a computer with any regularly will have a physique that still allows him to be able to reach – much less see – that part of his body.

    As is also the case with the horribly misnamed “laptop computer”.

  9. Do the pants come with a Dvorak Simplified Keyboard? Those jeans look a bit Qwerty to me. But it does bring a whole new meaning to the term touch typing. “I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letter, and make believe it came from you. Going to type words oh so sweet, that they knock me off my feet…. there’ll be kisses on the bottom… I’ll be so glad I got em…… I’m going to sit right down and type myself a letter! And make believe it came from youuuuuuuuuuuuu…….” SNORT!

  10. One my favorite ideas from Eastern Standard Tribe was the keyboard the main character would slap onto his leg with velcro. I’ve been wanting something like that ever since reading that book. These jeans are interesting, but not quite right.

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