Tablet computers, whether it is Android or IOS, have put the power of laptop computers into smaller, more portable devices that make it extremely easy for business professionals to stay productive on the road. While the extra mobility of a tablet is a huge benefit over laptops, many people still have problems typing up documents. It’s just not easy using a touchscreen when your fingers are covered in hot sauce. Luckily, these apps and gadgets make it much easier to use a tablet, even when if you’re munching on hot wings.
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Fold-Up Tablet Keyboards
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Just because you love the convenience of a tablet PC does not mean you’re stuck with the hardware it offers. After all, you wouldn’t think twice about adding a mouse if it made your day easier. Check out this fold-up tablet keyboard. It connects to your tablet via USB, essentially turning the tablet into a combination screen/computer. The screen stays external, so you can use it like a regular keyboard.
Since it folds up, you can take it anywhere you want to go.
The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard
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Tablets don’t always offer the flexibility that you want. Either you have to type on an incredibly small keyboard (that, let’s face it, doesn’t always respond like you’d want it to) or the device gives you a keyboard that take up half the screen (which means you can’t see anything except what you’re typing). Many manufacturers have come up with this makeshift solution in an attempt to better merge the computer with the screen. It’s a depressing combination that seems already quite antiquated.
Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard points the way towards a happier future where people work in harmony with their virtual PCs. The Cube Laser Virtual Keyboard projects a QWERTY keyboard onto a tablet surface. It’s not just some cool image, though. It actually responds to the user’s commands. After you connect it to your tablet, any letter you press on the virtual keyboard actually shows up on your screen! It even has a mouse mode that lets you use your finger to click on the screen’s objects. Seriously, it’s like a little piece of 2030, but right here in your own time.
TouchType App for Tablets
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One of the best things about Android tablets is how easy you can take them anywhere. You can walk around with a tablet in both hands, just as you would a Smartphone. A problem arises, though, when you want to type on the tablet. Given their size, you can very well use the kind of small keyboard found on most Smartphone’s. Then again, a standard QWERTY keyboard would force you to find a table where you could set the tablet down.
TouchType has found a more revolutionary way. Essentially Touch-type has created a keyboard that lets you type with your thumbs (as you would type while using your Smartphone). By grouping the keys into three different areas, though, TouchType makes it easy to type quickly even while standing up. Your left thumb takes over for your entire left hand and your right thumb handles buttons typically typed with the right hand. IT takes a little getting-used-to, but it’s a breeze for anyone who already has experience with high-speed texting.
These show some of the latest, coolest ways to make your tablet PC’s keyboard easier to use. Given that these devices have only been popular for a few years, though, who knows what innovative products people will develop in the upcoming future!