Since I’m doing a project on chording based input devices next term, I thought I’d ask for a few opinions.
We already have a working 5-button keyboard which can be learned within one hour. Sound interesting?
There are quite a few ideas for small chorded input devices to fit in the hand out there. The basic motivation is: you have a very small keyboard, operated with a single hand, which can be used standing, sitting, running, diving, more-or-less wherever you want. I’ll put some links to existing ideas on the web below; unfortunately only one is available to purchase and that’s not exactly great value for money (I’ll post a review if anyone’s interested).
So, do you think something like this would be marketable? Which designs do you like best, and would you want an integrated mouse (thinkpad-style stick or ball) too?