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Electrical engineer John Parkinson's answer to the illogic of the QWERTY keyboard.
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Parkinson's New Standard Keyboards

Electrical engineer John Parkinson developed the concept for this keyboard in time for last year's Consumer Electronics Show, but had no prototype to display. At this year's show, in Las Vegas, he'll have keyboards on hand that reflect his design, which he says is more efficient than the QWERTY layout.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ergodex DX1 Input System

Some designs don't even look much like a keyboard. The Ergodex DX1 Input System, which is primarily aimed at game enthusiasts, includes a pad, a removable tray, 25 numbered keys with a storage tray, preprinted labels, an installation CD and a quick-start guide.

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