For many people I’ve spoken to, the iPad’s virtual keyboard is one of the hardest things to get comfortable with on the new device. I know that I’m still most often typing with just one finger (index) – especially when in landscape view.
This iPad Split Keyboard concept – created by Scott Robin back in January – is quite an interesting one. Here’s a portion of his description of the thinking behind it:
It seems like the iPad’s keyboard, in landscape mode, leaves you no choice but to hold the device in one hand and hunt-n-peck with the other. What if the keyboard was split into two, and placed in the lower-right and left corners? Then, you could hold it with both hands, and type a la the iPhone.
It’d be a sacrifice to the key size, for sure, but it might be more comfortable and functional.
With something like typing on the virtual keyboard, I think you need to try it out yourself to see if it works for you or not – but it looks promising and I’d love to give it a go if it ever saw the light of day.