Is this the future of typing on your smartphone? (Video)

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Despite how far technology has advanced and all the new devices that have come to be in the past century, we’re still using virtually the same exact method to input text – the QWERTY, Dvorak, or some similar key layout. Who’s to say those are the most efficient layouts for entering text via mobile? Why would a key layout made specifically for a typewriter also be the best layout for pocket-sized devices that didn’t exist until well over 100 years after the invention of the typewriter?

More and more people are beginning to rethink the keyboard, specifically for mobile use, and Minuum is a prime example of a non-traditional keyboard that just might work.

Basically, it takes the layout many of us know, currently use, and grew up on – QWERTY – and shrinks it down into one dimension. It’s meant for large fingers and sloppy typing, and it intelligently (and surprisingly accurately) guesses the word you meant to type.

Could the Minuum keyboard change the way we type on our phones? Is this the future of mobile typing? Watch the video and decide for yourself!

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About The Author
Taylor Martin
Based out of Charlotte, NC, Taylor Martin started writing about technology in 2009 while working in wireless retail. He has used BlackBerry off and on for over seven years, Android for nearly four years, iOS for three years, and has experimented with both webOS and Windows Phone. Taylor has reviewed countless smartphones and tablets, and doesn't go anywhere without a couple gadgets in his pockets or "nerd bag." In his free time, Taylor enjoys playing disc golf with friends, rock climbing, and playing video games. He also enjoys the occasional hockey game, and would do unspeakable things for some salmon nigiri. For more on Taylor Martin, checkout his Pocketnow Insider edition.| Google+