Minuum shows off its keyboard on Google Glass and beyond

Minuum shows off its keyboard on Google Glass and beyond
The Minuum team has always tried to push the idea that its alternative keyboard is not just designed for the current set of mobile devices but also for whatever new form factors come about. Today, Minuum is showing off its plans for what its keyboard would look like for Google Glass users.

The video is pretty quick, but it does give a good look at what the team plans. Unfortunately, we're very hesitant about the initial idea for the app. Basically, the idea is to use the touchpad on the side of Glass as the input surface. Assuming you're forced to input text on your Glass rather than simply doing it on a smartphone, this doesn't seem like the best solution. Voice input is still the primary choice. 

Even in the video that Minuum released shows an input method that would work better than touch typing on Glass: eye-tracking. Towards the end of the video, Minuum shows that it is already planning input that would follow your eyes, so you would input words just by looking at each character. That seems like a nice subtle alternative for text input on Glass. 

source: Droid Life



1. TheNeighbor

Posts: 370; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Boom! Swiping text on the smartphone is the fastest, but Minuum on the G - Glass seems to be the most practical.

6. james004

Posts: 486; Member since: May 15, 2013

the virtual keyboard being projected on arm was the best, when will that be launched? ! google would be jealous they didnt come up with this feature first. tooooo good

2. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This is some innovative stuff here. Hope they make it work. If Google goes to putting Glass in normal frames....the latter part of the video is going to nice.. And I didnt even know Glass had a touch pad on the frame...nice.

3. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011

Ehh. I love the voice input. It's so accurate no need for a keyboard

4. ausnote2

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

please release gg internationally, i would definitely buy one.

5. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

The other input methods seem confusing, but the arm keyboard seems cool.

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