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keyboard

a computer input device consisting of rows of switches with key tops marked as letters or numbers. Manual pressure on a series or combination of the keys generates an electronic code representing words, data, commands, or other input.
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Baker said: "Our research suggests that if individuals with motor impairments have the capacity to learn touch typing it may increase their overall speed.
Jay Allen, who's six (front), and Cameron Jenkins, who's just five, concentrating hard during touch typing lessons at their school in Fillongley.
These features all combine to make the touch typing skill quick to master," said John Parkinson, Founder of New Standard Keyboards.
As a result, users of a wider range of wireless devices will be able to take advantage of the full-sized, portable touch typing options that the industry-leading Stowaway keyboards deliver.
Since one-handed touch typing uses the same finger movements as standard two-handed typing, little or no retraining is required for touch typists to use the keyboard.
Like all Think Outside's other industry-leading portable keyboards, the Stowaway Keyboard for BlackBerry offers the ANSI-standard keys, key spacing and key travel -- comparable to the best laptop computers -- that are essential for comfortable touch typing, yet folds to a size that fits easily in a pocket or briefcase.
Matias is a startup company whose patented Half Keyboard technology allows fast text entry on handheld devices, using peoples' existing touch typing skills.
The new Stowaway Infrared Wireless Keyboard is Think Outside's no-compromise solution for Pocket PC users who want to enjoy full-size, portable touch typing with the added flexibility of an infrared connection to the PDA," said Greg van den Dries, Think Outside's vice president of sales and marketing.
The touch typing patterns are very similar to those on a standard keyboard, but require less work to operate, resulting in less stress in the muscles and tendons in the wrist, arm and shoulder.
Importantly, the Palm Wireless Keyboard does this without sacrificing the ANSI-standard keys, key spacing and key travel - comparable to the best laptop computers - that is essential for comfortable touch typing.
An ergonomic palm rest makes typing easier during long periods of keyboard use and a 3mm key travel distance offers more tactile feedback for touch typing.
The Stowaway XT keyboard is even smaller than the original Stowaway keyboard when closed yet remains rigid when open, for comfortable touch typing while on a plane, in a lecture hall, or anywhere else where people might want to type on their laps.