Will the QWERTY keyboard become as outdated at the rotary telephone? The makers of the WRIO Keyboard think that it’s possible. With the shift to typing messages on mobile phones, perhaps a new keyboard design can resolve the problems of the dreaded auto-correct failures.
The honeycomb-shaped keys are larger and more accommodating to fingers. The design also eliminates some keys by using gestures. To capitalize a letter, there’s no need for a “shift” key when you can swipe up from the letter to capitalize it. Other features include swiping left to delete, and swiping right to add a space, if you’d rather use the gesture than the two space keys.
The project was funded via Kickstarter, with 836 backers contributing 15,463 Francs.