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I question that you'd be able to actually type much at all though from this review:
Good first generation, but I think it needs a couple generations of updates.
May 20, 2018
Size: LargeVerified Purchase
This product is a wonderful idea, but needs significant refinement before it will be seriously useful. First, I spent a while learning the keyboard, which was pretty neat. The design and placement of most of the keys was pretty easy to pick up. But things started getting wonky the moment I tried to type more than a dozen words a minute - not that I didn't know which fingers to tap, but Tap would regularly mis-read my taps as other characters. Particularly when the tap requires two fingers, such as the middle finger and pinky to type "z" would often also register the ring finger as tapped as well (in fact, typing those two fingers by themselves is a challenge all of its own that took time to overcome).
Interesting. Is that just what you became accustomed to? I find a lot of people are hunter-peckers even after typing for 10 years. I learned to touch type on a typewriter and then on a computer game on the C64 and glad I did.
Many years ago (more than ten, anyway) I was involved in a project that projected a keyboard on your desk and a vision system was used to detect and register keystrokes on it. We got our part of it to work, mostly, but it was scuttled in the end. The most interesting thing was a few years ago I saw a SF movie where that prototype was used in a science-fiction movie. That is, as far as I know it was the same prototype because everything about it exactly matched the one we did.
Maybe today, with our vastly improved AI and vision systems, it could be to work more reliably. That's what killed it originally - the error rate was way too high. I think that was a better idea than this one. This takes too much effort in my opinion. Plus, you can't just walk up to a system and start typing. You have to put on the rings first.
"They have a consciousness, they have a life, they have a soul! Damn you! Let the rabbits wear glasses! Save our brothers! Can I get an amen?"
Really interesting story. Thanks for sharing that. I believe their might be some of those projected types for sale too, but I don't think anyone has every gotten them to work well (as you said, too many errors).
And I agree, if they could get that working it would be much cooler than this ring idea.