Photos: An alphabetical keyboard

Photos: An alphabetical keyboard

Summary: Electrical engineer John Parkinson's answer to the illogic of the QWERTY keyboard.

TOPICS: Hardware

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  • Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

    Not everyone sees the need to move away from QWERTY. Ergonomically friendly keyboards, such as this one from Microsoft, are a staple of cubicle life.

  • Keys-U-See keyboard

    This variation on the standard QWERTY keyboard is intended for people with vision problems. This is the Keys-U-See model from The Key Connection.

  • IBM Shark

    IBM has developed Shark, an advanced pen-based shorthand method that allows users to input words into mobile devices by tracing them letter by letter on a virtual keyboard. Pictured is the shorthand for the word "layout" on a QWERTY keyboard.

Topic: Hardware

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