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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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The scientists found that 73percent of volunteers were trained in touch typing and used computers an average of 18 hours per week.
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.
Like all Think Outside's other industry-leading portable keyboards, the Stowaway Infrared Wireless Keyboard offers the ANSI-standard keys, key spacing and key travel -- comparable to the best laptop computers -- that are essential for comfortable touch typing.
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.
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.
No compromises were made on the keyboard: It combines all the advantages of mobility plus the tactile feel of the best-quality notebook computer keyboards, delivering exactly what people need for touch typing.
Size -- The Pocketop Keyboard is half the volume and weight of the market leader -- Wireless -- The keyboard employs infrared (iR) technology, avoiding the clumsy cords or hook-ups required by traditional portable keyboards -- Touch typing -- The keyboard employs a QWERTY keyboard layout design allowing for full functionality and touch-typing from a smaller, three-dimensional key design -- Pocket Computer Option -- The keyboard can attach to a Palm m500 series device and both the Palm and keyboard can be carried in one pocket
5 inches for complete two-hand touch typing -- giving users a peripheral with full-size desktop keyboard functionality.
No compromises were made on the keyboard: it combines all the advantages of portability plus the tactile feel of the best-quality notebook computer keyboards, delivering exactly what people need for touch typing.