Grippity changes the face of traditional typing

by Mark R

I have seen ambitious designers try to update the traditional keyboard before. I once saw a one-handed keyboard that claimed to increase your speed. None of these experimental keyboards ever really caught on, and traditional typing has remained unchanged in the last few decades.

I have to admire the designers of the Grippity for thinking outside the box, as the user must hold it with both hands like a video game controller and click the keys by poking them from behind.

Apparently, the keys are transparent, so you can see what you are typing. I imagine that you will eventually learn not to look down at them, just like you had to do when you first learned to type.

I suppose the question is how long it would take the average typist to adapt to the Grippity. I also want to know if the Grippity can reduce repeated wrist syndrome, because it looks like a carpal tunnel magnet.

If you are the type who is willing to break tradition when it comes to the keyboard, then the Grippity is the device for you. You should be able to get it in about six months for about $100.

Now here are some questions that I would like our readers to comment on. Would you be willing to use the Grippity if it was given to you for free? Are you willing to try out new styles of keyboards? Have you known any non-traditional keyboards that have ever worked?


6 reviews or comments

Nate Says: December 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm

I would definitely be willing to try it out, I would probably actually buy one myself if it weren’t so near Christmas.

Reagan Says: December 8, 2008 at 3:10 pm

I wouldn’t try it. It seems a pain to have to pick up your keyboard to use it. When I’m busy I’m usually flying between my keyboard, mouse, and whatever else I’m working on. I would try other keyboards… I’ve always wanted to find a good one handed keyboard.

Nate Says: December 8, 2008 at 3:31 pm

It looks to me almost like there’s a built in track ball or something of that sort, is that the case?

zipity Says: December 9, 2008 at 11:08 am

I’d try it out for free. Like Reagan is saying I also tend to use my keyboard while using a range of other devices simeltaneously but I would try this out to see if I could type 1 handed with the grippity while doing the rest with the other hand. Current classic keyboard structure is too big and large for 1 handed typers.

foxburn Says: December 10, 2008 at 8:40 pm

i would definitely gonna try it IF IT was given to me for FREE but if am goin to buy one?? no way!!!

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