We already covered the announcement of the new Matias tactile-keyboards but couldn't resist descending into the show floor in order to get a quick hands-on with the Canadian-made kit. The USB-powered boards contain a Bluetooth module and a physical button (with a blue LED) that you can switch between typing on your desktop and wirelessly to your device.
Anyone who has ever tried to use a touchscreen keyboard knows immediately the issue with those. The keys lack any tactile feel. Without tactile feel, it's hard to tell if you have your fingers in the correct location for touch typing and it's hard to tell when you have actually pressed the keys. This is why many people opt for external keyboards when they need to type a lot.
Now that you have iOS 8 on your iPhone, you might be wondering how to take advantage of all the cool things you’ve been hearing about. One of those neat new features is third-party keyboards, which you can now take full advantage of. Here, we’ll tell you how to get them on your device, simply and efficiently. This step-by-step guide will walk you all the way through the process of downloading and loading keyboards. It’s really easy, but a new process, so follow along!1. Go to the App Store. Keyboards may have their own placeholder, but many are listed under the “top apps” category.2.
It's designed to be used with two hands simultaneously, and while you mostly swipe from letter to letter, you can also use taps to indicate a double letter.The ability to touch multiple letters simultaneously is especially helpful for small words consisting of two letters, as you can literally tap both at the same time and it's on to the next word.
I've reviewed a lot of iPad keyboard cases over the years, finding some that are amazing (the four-star rated US$169 ClamCase Pro for iPad Air , for example), and some that aren't that great. The new Logitech Type+ for iPad Air (US$99.99) is a billed as a protective case with an integrated keyboard.
Choice is a magnificent thing, but comes at a price. Sometimes that price is severe, and sometimes it’s $1.99. In downloading several popular third-party keyboards for iOS 8, I made several “choices”. As it turns out, you might want to hold off for a bit.
One of the big additions of iOS 8 was the introduction of third party keyboards for typing. There are lots of options out there at different price points, but right now you can get one of the best keyboards on the market for free. It's called Swype and it's wonderful.
The Swype keyboard allows you to write by quickly sliding your finger from letter to letter.
Google’s mobile operating system Android has been given an upgrade this week, moving from codeword "KitKat" to Android "L". Today we’re exploring what’s involved in Android L, showing especially what this new version of the software will look like to you, the end user.
The Passport is a big phone, but that doesn't mean it feels awkward to use. CrackBerry writes that it should fit in your pants pocket without a problem, although it will probably occupy your entire pocket. Since the edges are slightly curved, it's easy to pick the Passport up from a flat surface like a table, which can prove difficult with some smaller thin phones.
Earlier this year, we reported on Rovio's slumping financial figures and the waning popularity of its breadwinner, Angry Birds . Fast forward a few months, and now the company has announced that it will be laying off a significant number of workers to readjust.
Of the list of features that will be available in iOS 8, the ability to add third-party keyboards certainly stands out. And while Apple didn't mention any of these keyboards at length in yesterday's iPhone event, that doesn't mean these third parties aren't getting closer to having a working model.
Sometimes we all need a second pair of eyes on something we're writing, even if it's curt replies on WhatsApp or a lengthy email response that youhadto compose from your phone. Ginger's custom keyboard, now out on iOS, offers a way to proofread your typing with a press.
As much as smartphone and tablets let us do things with a swipe or a tap, we inevitably find ourselves with the need to hammer away with a keyboard. Unfortunately, that usually means either dishing it out on a virtual keyboard, or carrying around a portable, or sometimes non-portable, physical keyboard.
We review a lot of external battery packs here on The Gadgeteer. They come in all manner of shapes, sizes and colors, but they all suffer from one problem – they are just one more thing you have to carry around with you.
The idea of a virtual keyboard on a smartwatch seems very laughable for some, but Minuum has been at the forefront of revolutionising how we use keyboards, and they believe it will work on devices as small as wearables.
One of the great things about iOS 8 is the addition of third party keyboards allowing swipe typing, a variety of symbols and foreign language support.
I've already looked at Swype from Nuance (US$0.99) and found it generally superior to the Apple standard keyboard.
Fleksy keyboard has been a favorite of some Android users because of its speed and accuracy. It recently beat a Guiness World Record for the “fastest time to type a text message on a touchscreen device”. It's not exactly Fleksy for Android but rather the app installed on an iPhone 6 Plus but still, it's Fleksy. Avid Fleksy user and typing champion Marcel Fernandes Filho beat his previous 18.