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One-handed typing

I am typing this entry one-handed, not because my other hand is occupied (it's not) or out of some particular desire to impose strange constraints on myself, but rather because I now own a Frogpad.

For a long time I've thought it would be pretty neat to be able to type with my left hand while keeping my right on the mouse, and avoid all that frantic movement that normally accompanies attempting to type and mouse simultaneously. So this is an experiment, and so far it seems fairly successful although even after hours of practice I'm nowhere near typing at a decent speed or accuracy. I've probably spent ten minutes on this entry already. The slowness might be related to the fact that this is a right-handed model and I'm learning to use it with my left hand...

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xmurf
Mar. 10th, 2006 11:56 pm (UTC)
Our new secretary-type person has one. But I've never seen her actually using it...
truepixie
Mar. 11th, 2006 05:23 am (UTC)
Wow! What a neat piece of hardware. I haven't heard of such a thing until now, but I have to agree that the need for an extra hand in order to use the keyboard and mouse simultaneously is quite bothersome.
This is definitely going to be added to my list of possible cool things to invest in.
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rfreebern
Mar. 12th, 2006 02:36 pm (UTC)
I got it from a friend, and I thought I had verified with him that it was a left-handed model, but apparently I hadn't. Oops.
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rfreebern
Mar. 12th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
The Bluetooth one doesn't have an alternate USB plug in case you want to use it on a non-bluetooth computer? Huh.
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