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Video: Microsoft Reveals Motion Sensor Keyboard

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Pubudu
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Re: Did you notice?
Pubudu   5/27/2014 12:53:00 PM
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"This is an attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist, except to marketers."

didymus7, think of a 100 product around you, all of those can considered as above when it release, with the time it will be a basic need. 

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Re: Do we really need the gestures?
Pubudu   5/27/2014 12:47:19 PM
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Cabe this will be a market hit after it launch for sure.

Any way how do the recognize the different between scrolling and the typing movement, cause that when typing there will be similar movement, 

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Re: Did you notice?
Cabe Atwell   5/16/2014 5:00:12 PM
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Ann, back in 2011 Apple filed for a motion-sensitive keyboard patent, so it's quite possible that they will churn one out at some point. On the other hand, perhaps they will simply lease the tech out to other companies but only time will tell.

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Did you notice?
didymus7   5/16/2014 11:11:35 AM
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Watching the video, I happened to notice one pertinent fact:  The person using the keyboard is NOT touch typing.  I think there is a very good reason for this:  The keyboard would not be able to keep up with the speed of even an amateur touch typist (like me). 

This system is another attempt to get rid of the mouse, rather than something really new.  It is a standard keyboard, there are keyswitches.  The only addition is gestures, which, to a touch typist, would cause a lot of things to happen that the typist doesn't.

This is an attempt to solve a problem that doesn't exist, except to marketers.  As far as I can tell, the only major contribution by touch screens (and gestures) has been bad spelling and bad acronymns.

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Re: Do we really need the gestures?
Battar   5/15/2014 9:29:50 AM
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Just how far removed is this from the touch pad on your average lap-top computer? It's probably equally annoying in use.

If Micosoft is trying to outsmart the touchscreen, then this looks like a case of 'too little, too late"

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Do we really need the gestures?
Daniyal_Ali   5/15/2014 5:08:44 AM
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"Users can swipe the keyboard from top-to-bottom to scroll Web pages or documents, swipe from right-to-left to scroll open programs, hover above the keyboard to view all open programs, pinch or expand fingers to zoom in or out, and tap above the keyboard to make selections"

This looks promising Cabe. But it seems more like a replacement of mouse more than keyboard. I wonder what's the typing speed using this keyboard, it might have some lag, which could be annoying. I really like the idea and want to get my hands on it, but what is the problem with pushing buttons?

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not so far off
naperlou   5/14/2014 12:55:27 PM
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Cabe, the Iron Man interface probobaly be made today.  Would it be worth it?  I don't know.  In the past I have worked at places where user interfaces were a big deal (mostly in aerospace applications).  We used many, and experimented extensively.  Some of those are in use today, many are not.  The real question is how much extra utility does one get with any new approach.  Some can be expensive. 

I really like this keyboard approach.  If they could make it a retrofit for older systems, it would sell like hot cakes.  It is so much more natural to have a control surface which is different from the display space. 

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I want one
Ann R. Thryft   5/14/2014 12:44:15 PM
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This is super-cool, Cabe. I want one for my Mac! Do you know if Apple is working on anything like this?

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