Datadesk Technologies, Inc., designs and builds some of the most advanced digital input devices in the world. Since its founding in 1985, Datadesk has designed and produced award-winning, critically acclaimed keyboard products.
The company has achieved several impressive milestones that have garnered it attention and respect within the computer industry.
- Datadesk pioneered the third-party Macintosh keyboard market by developing IBM-style keyboards for Macintosh users, including the first extended keyboard with function keys (the MAC-101). It was on this product that Bill Gates first demonstrated Microsoft Word for the Macintosh.
- The company was the first to develop a cross-platform user-configurable keyboard (supporting MAC and PC computers in the same productThe SwitchBoard) that enabled users to actually re-arrange the physical layout of the keyboard by plugging and unplugging components in a variety of positions.
- Datadesk was the first to develop a keyboard incorporating patented variable-width key caps that makes ergonomic or "split" keyboards easier to type on.
- Datadesk is also the first company to develop a true childrens keyboard, LittleFingers®, specially designed for small hands and fingers. LittleFingers helps kids learn their most important computer skillkeyboarding. The concept is so original and unique, it was awarded an exclusive United States utility patent.
Today, Datadesk is expanding its product base though innovations in digital appliances devices to improve the ease of use and functionality for millions of users of handheld computers, PDAs and cell phones.
Datadesk is a privately held company headquartered on Bainbridge Island, Washington, near Seattle. Its products are sold worldwide through a network of distributors, mail-order catalogs and retail dealers.
10598 N.E. Valley Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110