If you’re looking for a one hand keyboard then we firmly believe that our wireless keyboard products offer many beneficial features to those who for whatever reason choose to use only one hand when typing. Besides able-bodied users, we are happy to see more of our keyboard sales going to a range of users with movement impairments. These would include for example users with carpal tunnel injuries, Parkinson’s and Cerebral Palsy. Our keyboards can be easily operated using either one or both hands. One of the main benefits on offer, is the ease with which you can quickly learn and begin to use them productively. This is also the main advantage our keyboards have over dedicated one hand keyboards, which in practice are not that easy to learn or use.
One Hand Keyboard Benefits of BeeRaider’s Keyboards
If you want to increase your work productivity by typing faster while using only one hand then our keyboards are definitely for you. Consider for example that you won’t ever have to hold the Shift-key again while simultaneously pressing a combination character, this is because we’ve introduced the concept of sticky-keys to our keyboard hardware. All keys on our keyboards marked with a dot are sticky in operation. Along with the central space-key you’ll find a second space-key at the bottom-center of our keyboards. Arranged either side of this are the green and blue dotted keys. Both of these dotted keys operate in Sticky mode, which again means that you don’t have to hold them down while simultaneously selecting a combination character. Just press them momentarily before pressing a combination character. These two keys are used when selecting their corresponding coloured characters. Users should also take note of the two Shift keys located below the central Space key. The Shift key on the left operates in standard fashion while the one on the right with the white dot operates in Sticky mode. The user can decide which one best suits their needs at any given time. The innovative use of these dotted keys improves operational speed and together with the compact nature of the design means that the keyboard can be easily operated with one hand. The compact ergonomic shape of our large-key keyboards also help prevent repetitive strain injuries (RSI). Note that the bottom three keys are intended to be operated by the thumbs if typing with both hands.
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Our current wireless keyboard products are available in two layouts, Optimized and QWERTY and are for use with desktop PCs running Windows operating systems: 7, 8.0/8.1 and 10.0.
Note: Owing to Customs restrictions we no longer deliver to Brazil or India.
Optimized 2.4 GHz Wireless Radial Keyboard & Mouse
$95.00 normally $149.99 (The price includes worldwide DHL express delivery)
Note: USB nano-receiver, Mini Driver-CDROM and User Guide also come with the above.
The layout of the characters on our Optimized Keyboard are in keeping with the frequency of occurrence of the characters in the English alphabet. They have been arranged in the layout so that the most frequently occurring characters fall most readily to the two most agile fingers of the hand, namely the index and middle fingers. This alpha-character layout can also be easily memorized in about 10-20 minutes. Designed as a logical character layout, it helps improve the overall efficiency of user data-entry by minimizing finger-travel-time. All these unique features combined help to increase the speed of user data-entry leading to increased productivity. Our Training web-page contains material that will quickly help you to come to grips with our Optimized Keyboard.
QWERTY 2.4 GHz Wireless Radial Keyboard & Mouse
$95.00, normally $139.99 (The price includes worldwide DHL express delivery)
Note: USB nano-receiver, Mini Driver-CDROM, User Guide and silicone overlay with Optimized layout also come with the above.
Let’s now look more closely at the many benefits of our keyboards when used as either a one-handed or two-handed keyboard.
Both our Optimized and QWERTY keyboards are programmable. You can automate the execution of a sequence of frequently used commands in any application. So for example, you could do this in your spreadsheet application by using the macro-record program that comes with our keyboards. This is a great way to take the tedium out of oft repeated tasks when using an application. Just use the macro-record feature to record the command-key-sequences and then name-save the macro(s) for future loading with whatever applications you intend to use them with. Because you have 5 programmable keys on your keyboard, you can (at any given time) assign a different (application specific) macro to each of these 5 keys for use with your current application.
The main-key-cluster has a much smaller footprint compared to that of a standard QWERTY keyboard. The following graphic shows the comparative difference, which amounts to a footprint space saving of approximately 33%. This space saving reduction is achieved without sacrificing key-cap-size, in fact many of the key-caps are much larger while the smallest key-caps are equivalent in size to those found on the standard QWERTY keyboard.
- Because of its compactness, there’s a big reduction in finger-travel-time leading to increased data-entry typing speed. The Optimized keyboard, owing to its logical design, offers even further savings in finger-travel-time
- Keys are offset and are bigger for the hand or hand’s weaker fingers and so encourages their use
- The operator can naturally position their hand or hands over the keyboard with ease and the inclusion of sticky-key operation means that you don’t need to hold down the shift-key when typing other combination characters
- All of the above help to reduce operator discomfort and fatigue, especially for one hand keyboard operators
- The Optimized keyboard has been expressly designed to be logical and efficient in use, facilitating increased user productivity, it has been specifically designed to minimize finger-travel-time. The layout of the alphabet characters are positioned in accordance with their frequency of occurrence in the English language, so that they fall more readily for use by the more agile index and middle fingers. This greatly reduces the amount of finger-travel-time thereby increasing your speed of data-entry.
- The location of the alphabet keys on each keyboard is relatively easy to memorize but more so with the Optimized keyboard, whose alphabet keys layout can be memorized using our training material in only 10-20 minutes
When using the Optimized keyboard while following BeeRaider’s recommended learning approach, a user’s finger-muscle-memory kicks in after only a few days of continuous typing. With the alphabet key locations memorized and finger-muscle-memory now in place, a user’s typing speed and productivity quickly increases.
If you stop to think about it, almost everyone who uses a standard QWERTY keyboard would not be able to tell you where all the alphabet keys are located on it. Even people who have been using the standard QWERTY keyboard for many years are unable to do it. The reality is, it’s not a very logically designed keyboard and as a result it isn’t very efficient.
Our keyboard is known as a Radial Keyboard Design. It has been designed as a 21st century computer keyboard with none of the shortcomings of the QWERTY standard keyboard, a design that was contrived for use with the mechanical typewriters of the late 19th century. The Radial Keyboard design is about simplifying the future of data-entry!