Home > Geek stuff > A Keyless Keyboard; Androids More Likable A Keyless Keyboard; Androids More Likable Eugenia Loli 2003-05-30 Geek stuff 7 Comments Technology news of the day: get ready to experience a keyless keyboard. Also, robots that mimic their human operators’ speech patterns seem more likeable and easier to work with, a new study has found. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 7 Comments 2003-05-30 6:43 pm Anonymous Perhaps you could change your link to point to the first page of the article? Just a suggestion. 2003-05-30 7:20 pm Anonymous multi-directional movements for one character? rediculous. It won’t go anywhere with “tech-heads” and probably not anywhere with people who need to whip out text quickly. 2003-05-30 8:55 pm Anonymous The device isn’t designed for speed. There have been plenty of keyboards on the market that are designed for that, but this is OBVIOUSLY for people with either reduced finger motion or carpel tunnel syndrome. The article even says itself that it’s designed for people who experience pain while using a normal keyboard. So of course it won’t go anywhere for people who need to “whip out” text quickly. 2003-05-31 7:35 am Anonymous Could even call it… the keyless codeboard! It looks like it could be fun to learn… like Klingon, but a lot harder than it looks. Luposian 2003-05-31 11:46 am Anonymous Somehow I don’t think their aiming at the mass market. At least not a $695 each! Toonie 2003-05-31 1:54 pm Anonymous Holy crap. It certainly isn’t targeted at me, that’s for sure. I don’t know what I’d do if I got carpal tunnel syndrom, but I do know that I wouldn’t get or use one of these things. How much further away from natural, needing specialized training, can you get? 2003-06-02 3:58 pm Anonymous are you kidding me? Look at the majority of people who have CT syndrome… you don’t get it from hunting and pecking, you get it from typing for years. To go to a system that reduces the speed of their typing by 90% at first and then about 40%-50% after some time of practice is rediculous. This product does what it claims, sure, but it’s a product that has made itself useless by the nature of how it operates.