[SVHMPC] concept phone with only a touchscreen for UI
chris at zencow.com
Sun Jun 3 01:09:19 CEST 2007
Interesting ideas, but I'm not sure that any adequately handle the
tactile needs of a touch typist. Without looking at the keys, I can
feel the nubs on the home keys on my phone's mini qwerty to get lined up
again. I also have the same concern with using a laser projected
keyboard (even tho potentially high on the coolness scale). With just a
big flat surface then there's no way to keep you lined up on your keys
at speed. I type pretty fast on my mini qwerty. All my personal email
for the last few years have been 99.9% written on this thing, including
On Sat, 2 Jun 2007 2:10 pm, Jon Phillips wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-06-02 at 13:35 -0700, Matthew S. Hamrick wrote:
>> Well... for a while I was thinking about implanting a strong magnet
>> under the skin in one of my fingers to detect alternating current.
>> There are a few people out there who have done this and they say they
>> can feel a very mild wiggle when the magnet comes near a wire carrying
>> AC. It might be possible to detect the current going through the
>> touchscreen as you make contact with it.
>> But that's probably not a mainstream solution.
> That sounds like a stelarc solution:
> What about a glove or thimble that you could put on your finger?
> How much does vibration tech. kill the battery on phones?
> Some type of current detection sounds interesting...
>> On Jun 2, 2007, at 1:11 PM, Jon Phillips wrote:
>> > Yes, it seems pretty clear that screens are the way forward rather
>> > than
>> > moving parts. I've seen a few solutions to the tactile feedback
>> > issue,
>> > with the main being have the phone vibrate slightly upon key press,
>> > along with sounds.
>> > Matthew (and others), have you heard of others?
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