QWERTY Keyboard Replaced by DOTKey

Tech Report

The QWERTY keyboard, (also known as the traditional desktop computer keyboard or the keyboard you’ve used your entire life) has been around for a long time. I’m not just talking about decades, I’m talking centuries. From the original typewriter to the most advanced gaming keyboard, the QWERTY keyboard has been through a lot.

This traditional keyboard layout was first introduced in the 19th century as part of a “new and improved” typewriter design. When the desktop computer was invented nearly a century later, the QWERTY keyboard simply hitched a ride into the future. The layout continues in digital form in all of our phones and tablets and every high-tech gaming keyboard.

This may have been fine if we continued to rely solely on the laptop or desktop computer, but times have changed. Mobile technology is rampant and pocket computing is the present and the future. I don’t know about you, but it seems like we’re teetering on the edge of a revolutionary keyboard redesign that fully embraces the power of mobile technology.

DOTKey is one of those revolutionary new “keyboards” that’s making waves with its unique approach to typing. It might take a bit of a learning curve to get used to, but something tells me we’ll be using a system like DOTKey in the near future.

Doing away with the necessity of using two hands in an uncomfortable position like we all find ourselves doing with a QWERTY keyboard, DOTKey allows you to work with only one hand without sacrificing efficiency. The whole system is built around simple gestures. Instead of hunting and pecking for keys across a wide variety of options, you simply input gestures like taps and swipes.

There are 7 gesture types which make up about 200 gestures recognized by DOTKey. It’s actually quite fascinating to watch. Once you recalibrate your brain to a new way of typing, you can see that this is way more efficient and a lot more comfortable. The gesture input system even adapts to the way you use it. It’ll learn what your preferences are, including whether you like to use one hand or two hands, your right hand or your left hand and even the orientation.

DOTKey also includes a solo feature that allows you to connect up to your laptop or desktop computer and type directly from your phone. In other words, you can replace your gaming keyboard or main typing keyboard with DOTKey.

You can get started with DOTKey by visiting DotKeyboard.com.