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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

"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.

textanddrive.jpg


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.

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?


Thanks. That is an alphabet on the fingers, and the idea is you could learn the key layout and literally feel which key you are pressing because you are pressing against your own skin. It took me a day to get used to the new way of typing and 2 more days to memorize the layout. Now think about how long it took you to learn to type without looking at the keyboard.

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


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. :)