Thursday, 25 April 2013 03:04
Typing on a touchscreen smartphone isn't all that great, but a new type of keyboard called KALQ is hoping to finally change that. The concept behind the KALQ keyboard is pretty cool and they've done a ton of research in order to make this keyboard efficient and optimize two thumb typing. PSMag has the details on this new keyboard.
Let’s admit it: two-thumb typing sucks. Even dumb-phone users—T9, anyone?—know the frustration of picking up a friend’s Droid and trying to dash off a quick text.AutoCorrect #fails are practically a 21st-century art form. For as much as mobile apps have sped up our lives, there’s still nothing slower than touch-screen typing.
Enter KALQ, a new keyboard layout optimized for thumbs. Designed by a team of German computer scientists to replace the universally popular QWERTY keyboard on phones and tablets, KALQ dramatically increased the word-per-minute rate at which test subjects were able to type.