Re-inventing the wheel is so last century. Irish company, BeeRaider, wants to re-create the keyboard, with a radical new design it claims is far superior to QWERTY.
QWERTY, says BeeRaider, has reached its 19th-century design limit and needs a serious overhaul to deal with modern computing needs. After all, our current keyboard setup has its roots in avoiding keysticking on old typewriters and was not designed with speed typing in mind.
To rectify the problem, the firm has produced what it believes to be a “logical and ergonomic” alternative with a purportedly low learning curve and higher suitability to portable devices like phones and tablets.
Loosely modeled on the shape of a bee, the keyboard allows for either one-handed or two-handed typing and has a bigger key size for those with less delicate fingers.
The firm has also changed key layout in a way it claims is “alpha-character efficient” taking the frequency of use of each character into account.