I have never used a Frogpad keyboard before, but they look very intriguing. With bluetooth availability now, they look to be a good fit for UMPC devices. I’m going to see if they can send me an eval to do a video review.
The new bluetooth iFrog sells for $149.95.
FrogPad™ Inc. (www.frogpad.com ), maker of the revolutionary portable one-handed keyboard, FrogPad™ accesses Bluetooth HID drivers for the One-Handed FrogPad, and announces the seamless integration of FrogPad Bluetooth keyboard with Bluetooth enabled UMPCs, Nokia 770 Internet Tablet (http://www.nokiausa.com/770) and Symbian Smartphones (http://www.symbian.com). Dubbed the iFrog, the new keyboard incorporates FrogPad’s patented ergonomic layout designed around the 15 most-used letters in the English alphabet with the latest wireless Bluetooth technology, and accomplishes 100% of all functions of a QWERTY keyboard. FrogPad is the premier keyboard that will make these products successful.
Pioneering a new global standard for data entry, the FrogPad keyboard breaks the century-old QWERTY code. Unlike QWERTY, whose design was derived from the limitations of 19th Century typewriter technology, the FrogPad offers a patented logical algorithm and design that encourages correct ergonomic posture. Additionally, given its use of full-size keys, the FrogPad offers users of mobile computing devices an effective alternative to the script-based, mini thumb keyboard platforms or folding keyboards currently available. The FrogPad offers users a consistent interface across desktop and mobile environments, no more re-learning a new data input method every time you upgrade a device. After an average of 10-12 hours of training and practice, most FrogPad users can achieve input rates of up to 30-40 words per minute, as compared to the average of 10-20 words per minute by the fastest thumb typists. And FrogPad can be adapted for wearable computing with Velcro straps.