If you find typing on your tablet device or smartphone a little tricky with your thumbs a new solution called the KALQ Keyboard might be just the thing for you to speed up your typing.
The KALQ Keyboard offers users a modified keyboard layout dropping the traditional QWERTY layout for a more unique arrangement of keys, as seen in the picture below.
The KALQ Keyboard has been specifically designed for use on touchscreen tablets, and has been developed by researchers at the University of St Andrews, who explain:
“Two-thumb typing is ergonomically very different from typing on a physical keyboard. The QWERTY layout is ill-suited for tablets and other touchscreen devices when typing with both thumbs.
It is established that normal users using a QWERTY on a touchscreen device are limited to typing at a rate around 20 words per minute, which is slow compared to the entry rates users can typically achieve on physical keyboards.”
If you are interested the very unique KALQ Keyboard will be available as a free app for Android-based smartphones, in the near future.Filed Under: Concepts & Design, Design News, Top News