I have long said that table tops will embed video and that we will use every possible means to interact usefully with computers.
Software and device vendor ExoPC has announced EXOdesk, a computer interface that will be laid on your desk, offering digital keyboards, a variety of colorful keypads, sortable RSS feeds, and even a piano, as shown below.
Mashable says it is due for release next year at a price of $1,299, making it not much more than a big screen. The price for devices like these will not need to come down much more for the productivity impact to be worth the price for many. If people show they are willing to buy them, there will no doubt be plenty of other vendors in the market. I’ll probably get one.