Thursday, January 26, 2006

A real USB numeric keypad

Several of my friends use external numeric keypads for their laptops. I never really saw the point, as there is a row of numbers abover the letters anyway. But if the keypad includes a calculator, now we're talking something interesting. If only it was a scientific calculator.

1 comment:

Nate said...

Cool. A scientific graphing one would be excellent, say TI-89 level.

I would use a keypad anyway, since I'm used to entering numbers that way. Being a rightie, my main hand can simply glide over and my fingers can do their dance. Using the row above the letters involves either both hands, which is slower for me and more likely to get digits reversed, or swinging my right hand back and forth over all of the letters, which is also slower.