There’s an interesting project currently raising funds at Kickstarter. Called TREWGrip Mobile QWERTY, it not only replaces the touchscreen keyboard but also adds mouse to the mix.
Unlike many other physical keyboards that require typing on a flat surface, this device allows for two-handed text entry. Yup, this means you won’t have to sit at the table to type faster. The official pitch goes like this:
It’s a handheld “rear-type” device that has tactile keyboard keys for typing, but on the back-side. The standard QWERTY key layout is split and rotated so the hands gripping TREWGrip can also do multi-finger text entry. By maintaining the QWERTY key layout, typists can quickly transfer competencies from a traditional keyboard to TREWGrip without having to learn an entirely new skill.
This “mobile QWERTY” will require some time to get used to, but that shouldn’t be a problem considering all the benefits. The problem, however, is the price – in order to get the TREWGrip, you’ll need to pledge at least $250 and that’s a lot of money for any accessory. Still, if you can see the benefits, feel free to check it out from this page at Kickstarter. But first – the demo video. Enjoy!