a new keyboard - discuss and critique

pike pike-openmoko at kw.nl
Wed Jun 3 13:36:42 CEST 2009


>>>> apparently, triangular buttons produce less errors.
>>>> http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2009/06/02/crocodile_keyboard/
> thedifference is that if you are
> not more accurate u get zero key press as opposed to the one you wanted when its
> a square. then you aways get a press - the question is - are you so far off that
> u pressed the wrong key.

exactly. but with this keyboard you can not accidently hit
the G when you meant the F, unless you're very drunk.
You can ofcourse hit dead space, but that's not so bad,
you just tilt your finger until it hits. Ofcourse, dead
space should really be dead, no action. To hit both
the V and the B, you have to stick a very thick finger
right in the middle of dead space. With square keys,
you can hardly avoid it.

> There is lots of space wasted. Why hasn't he put the key lines together
> inverted to each other?

huh ? that would defeat the purpose.

> if you simply expanded each key to just fill the
> rectangular region it ocupies (which it effectively does as that space is
> unused and dead) hen you get a no less accurate keyboard than what he as, but
> somewhere were u are MORE likely to actually hit a key as opposed to hit
> nothing.

and equally more likely to hit the wrong one,
since that space is filled up too. hitting
no key is not so bad. hitting the wrong one
is annoying.

I believe in it..

oh .. patents ? .. skip .. one good idea lost for humanity.


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