For all the high-tech razzle-dazzle they bring to the table, your keyboard and mouse might as well be relics from the days of UNIVAC punch cards and adding machines. Sure, the hardware on your desk may get the job done, but almost all of the PC peripherals we use today are mere iterations of familiar forms. They don't throw convention out the window and rewrite the rules of interface design entirely.
All that is about to change. In fact, mind-reeling reinterpretations of peripherals design are already afoot. Some of the examples in the following slides make sense as evolutionary steps forward. Others should surprise even the most active imaginations.