Snapkeys calls for the death of the QWERTY keyboard

Snapkeys is a QWERTY iconoclast, exchanging old typing logic for new.

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NEW ORLEANS–You know all that typing on your phone’s virtual keyboard? Snapkeys says that so long as you’re using a QWERTY layout, you’re doing it wrong.

The company believes that there’s little logic to the traditional way a keyboard’s arranged, and instead offers up an onscreen virtual keyboard that uses only four buttons.

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The buttons are organized by letter types: one for letters that touch the bottom of a ruled line once (like T and I); one for letters with two touch points (like K and H); one for letters with straight lines at the bottom (like E and L); and one for letters with circular shapes (like O and … [Read more]

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