Keyboard

Minuum for Android Wear; a useful smartwatch keyboard

Minuum for Android Wear; a useful smartwatch keyboard

When we last saw Minuum talking Android Wear, their concept was a spectacular rendering of how the round face of a Moto 360 could make typing on the tiny screen easier. Sadly, we quickly learned that concept would never work, but a new video released by the company holds promise. This time, concept gives way to reality.

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Air Type aims to let you type without a keyboard at all

Air Type aims to let you type without a keyboard at all

As much as smartphone and tablets let us do things with a swipe or a tap, we inevitably find ourselves with the need to hammer away with a keyboard. Unfortunately, that usually means either dishing it out on a virtual keyboard, or carrying around a portable, or sometimes non-portable, physical keyboard. But if Air Type ever becomes a real product, all you will really need are two cuffs and a bit of typing skill.

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Qwerkywriter is a classy typewriter keyboard

Qwerkywriter is a classy typewriter keyboard

Keyboards are a dime a dozen, but few are as retro and classy as the Qwerkywriter, a typewriter-styled keyboard and dock for your Bluetooth-equipped slate or computer. The Qwerkywriter was funded through Kickstarter, where it exceeded its goal by about $40,000.

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Minuum bends its way onto the Moto 360

Minuum bends its way onto the Moto 360

The company trying to put a keyboard everywhere you look is t it again. Minuum, who have dedicated themselves to being on every platform possible, have vowed to bring their minimalist design to the classic, minimalist Moto 360 smartwatch. It won’t be the keyboard you’re used to, though.

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Fleksy Messenger now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Fleksy Messenger now available for the Samsung Gear 2

Since the smartwatch came to pass, the question has remained: how can we type on that thing? A small screen doesn’t lend itself to quick thumbs, and with such small keys, how would we get by? Fleksy has an answer, and from the looks of it — a pretty good one.

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SwiftKey goes free on Android

SwiftKey goes free on Android

One of the most popular third party keyboards on Android has just shed its price tag. In announcing a major update with new features, SwiftKey has also dropped the bombshell that it will now be available free of charge, but will still hold on to in-app purchases via a new add-on store.

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Maglev Keyboard uses magnets for ultra-slimness

Maglev Keyboard uses magnets for ultra-slimness

The race to make the thinnest laptops is a never-ending one, and could soon ramp up with the introduction of the Maglev Keyboard, a svelte notebook keyboard with a name that hints at its best feature: magnets, rather than traditional rubber plungers.

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Minuum keyboard coming to iOS 8 later this year

Minuum keyboard coming to iOS 8 later this year

You expected this to happen, I’m sure. Minuum, the popular minimalist keyboard, is coming to the iPhone. Once iOS 8 hits, the keyboard that aims to give you the most screen real estate will be there, waiting for you with open arms.

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Fleksy for iOS 8 teased, shows off new word prediction feature

Fleksy for iOS 8 teased, shows off new word prediction feature

With the announcement of iOS 8, we were all treated to news that third-party keyboards can be used on our various devices. We know the popular SwiftKey is coming, and now we’ve learned at least one more will make an appearance around the time iOS 8 is official. Fleksy, the simplified keyboard, will also be one you can get for iOS 8.

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SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

SwiftKey for iOS? “We’ve already started”, say founders

On news that Apple would allow us to use third-party keyboards in iOS 8, the most notable keyboard of all started work on their app. SwiftKey, who made a name for themselves as a great alternative keyboard for Android, have begun work on an iOS app.

 

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iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 adds 3rd-party keyboards, opens Touch ID to devs

iOS 8 is answering two of users and developers' biggest issues, adding third-party keyboard support, as well as allowing developers to use Touch ID in their apps. Users wanting to switch from Apple's default keyboard on iPhone and iPad will be able to install other input options, though they'll be sandboxed by default.

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iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

iOS 8 Keyboard adds contextual autocorrect

Apple's new keyboard for iPhone and iPad has been previewed, with the iOS 8 'board making intelligent suggestions for autocomplete. The new layout keeps track of who you're writing to and the sort of language style you generally use with them, switching between dictionaries according to how professional or familiar you are.

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