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Tag: Typing

Google Japan Makes 5-Foot Long Keyboard with All Its Keys in a Single Row

Google Japan Makes 5-Foot Long Keyboard with All Its Keys in a Single Row
Because when it comes to computing, there’s always room for unimprovement, Google Japan has created a 5.4-foot long keyboard with all the keys in a single row. Presumably inspired by the dancing piano keyboard scene from Big, its creators say the keyboard prevents having to look in every direction for the key you need since it can only be left or right and not up or down.

The MelGeek Pixel, A LEGO-Compatible Computer Keyboard

The MelGeek Pixel, A LEGO-Compatible Computer Keyboard
The MelGeek Pixel, at least according to the company that makes it, is the world’s first LEGO-compatible keyboard. And I’m inclined to believe them. Mainly because who would have thought to make a LEGO-compatible keyboard? I don’t want painful stud imprints on my hands and arms all day; I’m trying to type here.

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics

The Glove80 Split Curved Keyboard: For Max Ergonomics
Typing: a lot of us do it all day long. But what kind of wear and tear does that cause to our hands and arms and neck and shoulders and joints? Mine hurt all the time; I know that.

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys

Stunning Pokémon Keycaps Are Like Tiny Worlds Inside Your Keys
Crafted by artist and Etsy seller Hirosart, these custom Pokémon keycaps feature miniature worlds inside your keys. Not satisfied with just the pocket monsters alone, Hirosart creates tiny landscapes that reflect the areas in which the Pokémon live.

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World

Mars Rover Curiosity Keyboard Wrist Rest Is Out of This World
Space: according to Star Trek, is the final frontier. And I learned everything I know from watching Star Trek, most importantly of which is always keep someone in a red shirt between you and an enemy’s phaser.

Virtual Keyboard Fits on Your Keychain

Virtual Keyboard Fits on Your Keychain
Personally, I’m not a big fan of keyboards which don’t have physical keys, but if given the choice between a virtual full-size keyboard and the tiny virtual keys on the touchscreen of my smartphone, I’ll go with the bigger keys.

Fleksy iOS Keyboard App: for the Blind, Drunk or Fat-Fingered

Fleksy iOS Keyboard App: for the Blind, Drunk or Fat-Fingered
Touchscreens have made it so much easier for us to interact with gadgets. Except if you’re blind, that is. Fortunately, there’s a new app for iOS devices that can guess the right word to produce, even if the user picks all the wrong keys.

MultiTap Text Brings Back Numeric Keypad, Lets You Text Without Looking Once Again

MultiTap Text Brings Back Numeric Keypad, Lets You Text Without Looking Once Again
If there’s one thing that I miss from my old Nokia cellphones, it’s the simple but efficient T9 typing system. I don’t know why Apple insists on packing so many tiny buttons on the iPhone with the QWERTY layout when the numeric keypad works just fine for many of us.

Virtual Chorded Keyboard for Tablets: Piano Prose

Virtual Chorded Keyboard for Tablets: Piano Prose
Touch-based interfaces have generally made it easier for the user to interact with devices, but that’s not the case when it comes to typing. Virtual on-screen keyboards have small keys, provide no tactile feedback and take up a significant amount of the screen.

TypeWay App for iPad Adapts the Keyboard to Your Typing Style

TypeWay App for iPad Adapts the Keyboard to Your Typing Style
When I type using my iPad, I become a one-finger typer. I usually type with at least four to five fingers when I’m using a regular keyboard, so that’s saying something. Instead of being able to bang out sixty-five words a minute, I’m now limited to approximately just somewhere around the fifteen word mark.

Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?

Circboard Console Typing Software: Amazing, But Not Original?
Redditor Torontoitguy shared a console typing software that he invented. He’s calling it the Circboard, and it’s easy to see why. Letters and symbols are mapped to each of the four face buttons on a controller, while switching between the circles are done using the left analog stick.

SwiftKey Tablet for Honeycomb Has a Two-Keyboard Approach

SwiftKey Tablet for Honeycomb Has a Two-Keyboard Approach
Android smartphones have long benefited from the Swiftkey keyboard app. Now that same convenience will be coming to Honeycomb tablets, and it really looks promising. Unlike the iPad keyboard, which has more or less the same layout as an actual keyboard, the SwiftKey Tablet app splits the keyboard into two, so that you can use your thumbs to type.

Kee4 Keyboard: 4 Keys to Type Them All

Kee4 Keyboard: 4 Keys to Type Them All
And I thought typing on a touchscreen was hard. A company called Citta Consulting Inc. is currently developing a portable Bluetooth keyboard that can be operated using only one hand. The tiny gadget is called the Kee4, and it has an interesting approach to typing – all of the characters that you can type on a traditional keyboard can also be typed on the Kee4, except almost all characters will have to be typed using more than one keystroke because, well, look: The keyboard only has four keys!

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution
While I’ve been touch-typing for years, sometimes as fast as a secretary, I’ve never tried any of the so-called ergonomic keyboards out there. Supposedly they will make you type faster and reduce some of the stress on your wrists.

Google Scribe: You Autocomplete Me

Google Scribe: You Autocomplete Me
While the big G is promoting their newfangled Instant search, it’s not the only newly unveiled technology from the company. Released just a few days ago, Google Scribe is a text completion service. Google says that the tool’s suggestions are based on what the user has already typed, but that’s not the whole truth.

Synaptics Smartsense Tech Saves Trackpad Frustration

Synaptics Smartsense Tech Saves Trackpad Frustration
Considering the fact that I type like a million hours each day, you might think I know how to type like a normal person. You would be wrong. I skipped typing class in high school because all the cheerleaders were taking cooking class.