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[Discuss] [OT] iOS from a power user's perspective

Rich Pieri wrote:
> You can't touch type on a flat surface. It's simply not possible.
> There's no touch to ensure that your fingertips are lined up on the
> keys, no feedback to tell that you've actually typed something.

You could use a silicone keyboard overlay. :-)

(There are actually a bunch of different designs, such as:
"Before You Buy" reviewed one a few weeks ago.)

> Given all that I find that I want Microsoft's Surface to succeed.

Because you can optionally get it with a keyboard?

How is that different from the countless Bluetooth keyboard options
available for all tablets, and the Asus Transformer series that has
optional keyboard docks?

Microsoft's Surface is much less about the hardware and more about a
preference to live in the Microsoft ecosystem. If that's what you want,
it's an OK (but not perfect, as it doesn't run x86 apps) option.

> There are some superior versions that use the Kinect's multiple cameras
> and depth-sensing capabilities for more accurate input. It's a pity
> that this probably won't ever go mainstream.

I would bet that it is far more probable that 5 years from now tablets
will have Kinect-like hardware built-in, than Microsoft will still be
making Surface tablets.


Tom Metro
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