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Wow… SnapKeys 2i drops the keys from typing

So we’re still not totally sure how it works, but SnapKeys 2i definitely caught our interest at CES 2011. Using only four imaginary letter keys and one hell of an advanced word prediction engine, SnapKeys hopes to change the way people type on their smartphones and tablets forever.

“There is a fundamental problem in entering data on mobile devices. Keyboards were meant for fixed devices, not mobile ones, and screens are supposed to support your output, not be cluttered by your input interface,” says Benjamin Ghassabian, CEO of SnapKeys Limited. “SnapKeys 2i resolves that problem. By allowing users to interact with the screen using an extremely simple keypad model which is in their mind, the system frees the whole screen for output display.”

The interface isn’t a dummy either, you’ve got full letters,  numbers, punctuation marks, the whole nine yards plus it can be positioned anywhere on the screen so that your keyboard isn’t hogging half your screen space. You can play with SnapKeys 2i on all the major OS’s – Android, Windows, Symbian and iOS. And it’s available in most European and Asian languages which is pretty neat too.

If you’re not at CES you’ll want to see the promo YouTube video to get a better look at this in action, otherwise swing by and try it out in person at Booth 26609 in the LVCC South Hall 2.

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SnapKeys Keyless Keyboard for Mobile Phones and Tablets at CES2011

The Only Real Text and Data Entry System That Can Be Used On the Move

2011 International CES
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SnapKeys (www.snapkeys.com), inventors and developers of the revolutionary SnapKeys 2i text and data entry system for smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, will be exhibiting their input system for the first time at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES2011) on Booth 26609 in LVCC South Hall 2.

“There is a fundamental problem in entering data on mobile devices. Keyboards were meant for fixed devices, not mobile ones, and screens are supposed to support your output, not be cluttered by your input interface”
SnapKeys 2i is a revolutionary new method for easily and quickly entering text and data into mobile devices – including Android, iOS, Symbian and Windows smartphones and tablets.

For the first time, SnapKeys 2i enables data entry on the move, even while walking, or in any position – standing, reclining, etc. – as the interface is imaginary.

The SnapKeys 2i interface allows simple and fast rich text entry – letter, numbers, symbols, punctuation marks, etc. – and its combination of only four imaginary letter keys and an advanced word prediction engine enables information to be entered faster than on a QWERTY keyboard with very high accuracy.

Comfortable and convenient, the SnapKeys 2i interface requires only two thumbs to type, can be dynamically positioned anywhere on the screen, and frees valuable space for applications, menus and data.

Available on a wide range of mobile computing platforms in many European and Asian languages, SnapKeys 2i is the first practical alternative to the traditional QWERTY keyboard – which was never intended for mobile devices because it requires permanent user focus – and is set to be the new standard interface for text and data input.

Highlights:

No Keys
the interface is imaginary – it’s in your mind
Comfortable
just two thumbs for all text and data entry
Mobile
enables typing while walking
Convenient
minimal finger movement
Full-Screen
frees entire screen for applications and data
Fun
feels like a gaming interface
Easy
simple to use
Enjoyable
makes long text entry a pleasure
Extremely Fast
much faster than a QWERTY keyboard
Available
available for Android, iOS, Symbian and Windows devices
Instant
enables blind-typing immediately
International
available in major European and Asian languages

See SnapKeys 2i in Action:

View a real-time video of the SnapKeys 2i interface in action on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28KEVi5rbcs

Quotes:

“There is a fundamental problem in entering data on mobile devices. Keyboards were meant for fixed devices, not mobile ones, and screens are supposed to support your output, not be cluttered by your input interface,” says Benjamin Ghassabian, CEO of SnapKeys Limited. “SnapKeys 2i resolves that problem. By allowing users to interact with the screen using an extremely simple keypad model which is in their mind, the system frees the whole screen for output display.”

About SnapKeys:

SnapKeys was founded in 2008, after nine years of research into solving the fundamental problem of the mobile device industry: how to easily and quickly enter information in the mobile environment. The company has developed a revolutionary text and data entry interface which works on both mobile and fixed devices – including touch-screen and hard-key keyboards – and is currently introducing the system to the market in cooperation with Philips Electronics.

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    I’ve seen it in action. And you know what… it works! Very neat indeed – check it out at CES or take a look at their website http://www.snapkeys.com. Definitely the best way to type on a smartphone or tablet!