Remember when we featured Swype, one of the newest concepts in typing emails and texts on mobile / portable devices? Now we’ve got something very similar on an iPhone app called WritingPad.
The free productivity app WritingPad quietly and neatly eliminates the problem of stabbing the iPhone’s keyboard in order to type an e-mail or note. Instead of entering letters one by one and waiting for the predictive text to kick in (which I spend alot of time doing!), you use your finger to trace a line from one letter to the next, so it will essentially looks like a squiggle on the keyboard, but it renders as a letter.
You don’t have to concern yourself with avoiding letters you don’t need, or with double letters like o’s or n’s. You don’t even have to worry about manually entering a space between letters because WritingPad will do that, too. In the event your word isn’t in the predictive list, it helpfully lets you add one to the library by entering it letter by letter and then pressing the Space key.
WritingPad struggles with “I’m” and makes it hard to easily access common symbols like the exclamation mark. It also won’t work in landscape mode at this point. The biggest downside to me is that getting the app won’t allow you to use WritingPad as a replacement text input method for your e-mail inbox or SMS which is a shame, but these are minor problems when you consider you gain the convenience of being able to mail notes to your contacts.
Remember WritingPad is free and is available for instant download from the AppStore, if you would like more info, we suggest you visit the ShapeWriter link here…
Thanko who during the summer creatively released the Cooler USB Keyboard for those with sweaty palms have now released a similar keyboard which they have now upgraded with heating function. The keyboard’s aluminium casing helps to distribute the heat evenly across the palm rest. In addition to that, there are fans available that can be activated by a flick of a switch on the back of the keyboard to blow hot air on to your wrists. You can probably say that this new Thanko USB keyboard has now been evolved into an all-season peripheral that keeps your hands cozy during the winter and cool during summer.
At an affordable price of just $51 USD, the only downside is that the keyboard will require you to giveup two unoccupied full-powered USB ports in order for it to fully operate its heated fans.
The Pomera DM10 from King Jim, does not make notes for you if that is what you assume clever gadgets can do these days. But it has been designed for the sole purpose of supporting you in doing so. It’s not only a keyboard as you can see, though it’s not a netbook neither, it’s simply a device which will allow you to take note quickly (and by that, I mean in .txt).
It comes with 4-Inch VGA Display, a very minimalistic built-in memory of just 128KB, a microSD card slot that supports up to 2GB, an USB port. It’s also compatible with Windows Vista / XP and it measures 250x158x45mm.
Regarding the price, this fancy student gadget will cost you around 27,300 yens which is just under £200, more details at the source link below.
[via King Jim]
LG Electronics and PRADA today announced that the partnership that created the PRADA Phone by LG will release its second handset later this year. Almost identical to the highly successful original, the new very stylish mobile has a hidden secret. An ultra-thin keyboard which slides out from under the handset! As serenely as it appears it slides invisibly, effortlessly away – a modern icon of mobile style and design with an extra competitive edge.
The new Prada phone by LG is the highly anticipated successor to the original Prada phone, which first brought Prada together with LG, one of the most advanced technology companies in the world.
The Prada phone made history as the first full touch-screen phone to reach the market. With all the characteristics of the most digitally enhanced phones it was also a powerful aesthetic pioneer and quickly established its hold on the industry with over 1 million design-conscious users demanding handsets.
Its elegant good looks combined with a digitally sophisticated interface made it instantly appealing. The culmination of Prada research and development in the complete interior as well as exterior design and functionality of the phone and accessories was key to this success.
The unique QWERTY keyboard available only with the new mobile is designed for maximum ease of use. The metallic feel makes it a pleasure to touch and type, complimenting the slick design aesthetic. The silver keyboard along with the additional on-screen, call and hang-up buttons gives fresh tactility to the original minimal concept.
Other major enhanced features include 3G compatibility with video calling, 7.2Mbps HSDPA, full HTML browser, the 5 mega pixel camera with Schneider-Kreuznach certified lens, and Wi-Fi accessibility.
This second generation of Prada handset if you like by LG is not just for pleasure, as you may already have realised, this is a luxury design accessory that sports some major improvements in comparison to its predecessor. This will allow it to compete on every level with some of the latest mobiles, hand held devices and smartphones currently in or coming into the market.
The latest, new Prada mobile will be available with a starting price of 600 Euros through major mobile dealerships in Italy, UK, France, Germany, Spain and Netherlands in the 4Q of 2008.
When you see the word: Swype, you will probably think about something like a swipe card, possibly the latest technology in swipe bank cards / debit cards?
I’m afraid it’s not related to that, but something even better! Check out Swype, possibly the next generation of input for text messaging created by the very same people who brought us T9 predictive text messaging, included in most phone models. Swype will soon to be released into the market in future phones.
Swype will let you swipe your finger across the keyboard when writing. No more lifting your fingers, no more pressing the wrong letters. It will even have support for stylus too, so you will be kind of ice-skating on the surface of your handset. There’s predictive text too and there are lots of editing choices.
Check out this latest Playstation 3 3-month modification project by PS3Hax, though this ‘laptop’ is abit big (16 x 10.5 x 4 inches when closed), when opened up it features a 17-inch 720p HDTV, 320GB HDD, built-in speakers and a keyboard. Great for ‘portable’ gaming and also websurfing, checking your email, typing is not a problem here!