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#16 windows95isg8

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 14:26

Smash it, smash it to bits


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Posted 21 August 2012 - 15:44

Good job for effort but I would never where a glove and who wants to carry a glove around. Is that the alphabet on the fingers? So now we have to stare at the alphabet on a glove on our hand instead of the screen?

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 15:52

"I also use it when i'm driving"

:blink: Not really something you should be supporting to be honest.

http://www.donttextdrive.com/
If you text and drive, you’re 23 times more likely to have a car crash.

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 22:41

Well congrats on trying to win. Reminds me of the NES Powerglove from the early 90s Posted Image

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Posted 21 August 2012 - 22:44

Judging by the article where BB's stock plummeted 91%, you're not getting anything.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:54



Hopefully our production unit will be much more elegant :)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 03:57

if this is to ever get popular..... sorry Apple already invented it.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:00

I suggest you look up the FingerRing keyboard, there where several different working models out there at the time. but I think that was the main one used by many for a virtual keyboard that was in fact faster to use than a regular keyboard.


I can't seem to find it. Could you point me to a reference?

if this is to ever get popular..... sorry Apple already invented it.


Or hopefully Apple can just buy us out, right? ;)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:05

Unlike the others here, I can clearly see that it is just a prototype, not a polished product. You have already done a lot of work with a working prototype and an attractive website, you are this ][ close into turning it into a Kickstarter Project where you can set a $10,000 goal and you will probably far exceed the target if it gains traction. I wouldn't bother with Best Buy. Their financial outlook is not that great so they could pull the plug on you at any time.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:40

First thing's first: Congratulations on getting the device to a workable stage. That's something well outside my level of expertise.

However, I'm not sure I can support this product. Looking at the video it looks like my typing speed would decrease (I've become quite used to typing on my smartphone now using the on-screen keyboard), and I think I would spend more time trying to find the letter on my hand than if I just used the on-screen keyboard. I can appreciate that someone with a handicap could benefit from this, but for your average user I don't think it would take off.

With that said, I genuinely wish you and your team all the best with this product.


Thanks. The typing speed would decrease due to the fact that you are only using one finger, but I type quite naturally and efficiently now that I know the key layout. I love laying back in my chair, hands behind my head and be able to type this message without having to put two hands on a surface (risking carpel tunnel :p). And if technology such as the Google Glass actually takes off, how would we type then? Voice input is not always viable, as we still need a way for covert input. That's where I think Gauntlet could really add value.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:40

lol the funniest idea ever... here's the video of it in use...

http://www.engadget....n-typing-for-s/

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 04:42

Unlike the others here, I can clearly see that it is just a prototype, not a polished product. You have already done a lot of work with a working prototype and an attractive website, you are this ][ close into turning it into a Kickstarter Project where you can set a $10,000 goal and you will probably far exceed the target if it gains traction. I wouldn't bother with Best Buy. Their financial outlook is not that great so they could pull the plug on you at any time.


We are planning on doing a Kickstarter project once we get a more polished version out there, otherwise the reaction would be largely negative due to the fact that most people cannot see further than what's in front of them. This is a one-off contest by Best Buy, and even if we do not win the popularity contest, we still have a chance of being picked to win the grand prize of $50,000 or the second and third prizes for $20,000. The way I'm looking at it is there's nothing we can lose from doing this, so might as well :)

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:17

Let's face it, people text and drive even knowing the risk involved. I think if a technology that allows SAFE texting while driving, then that just might save lives. Right now I am able to type without looking due to the fact that I can literally *feel* what key I pressed.


And how do you read incoming texts?

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:25

And how do you read incoming texts?


I just read it. Reading text does not require nearly as much attention from you versus typing on a touch screen where you have to pin point each letter.

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Posted 22 August 2012 - 05:42

I type 120-130WPM. Why would I want to use this on a PC? I am not being a jerk, I am seriously asking.

Thanks. :)