Mar 19th, 2013

When it comes to Android, if there’s one thing we can boast about as users it’s the sheer amount of keyboard replacements we have at our disposal. So many in fact, I haven’t been able decide on just one, switching between keyboards multiple times throughout my day to suit my mood. Well, Minuum is another new keyboard application that will soon be making its way to Android devices (of all shapes and sizes) and it looks to solve a few problems facing keyboards today: drunk texting, and the ancient QWERTY layout.

Wait a minute, you guys already know you should never drink and text. But if you should ever find yourself in that situation, Minuum keyboard might help out with that. Touting a new layout that’s perfect for “sloppy” typers, Minuum does away with the traditional QWERTY layout we’ve been using for hundreds of years, opting for a new and improved single row QWERTY. It sounds crazy, I know. But Minuum promises more screen real estate for viewing chats with friends, and an auto-correct engine that could beat the best of ’em.

The other benefit to a keyboard of Minuum’s size is the ability to type accurately on super small devices, things like Google Glass or maybe even a smartwatch. While that’s all good and dandy, I’m still not so sure how the keyboard will perform in real world usage. I type on my computer the old fashioned every day single day and rewiring my brain to type differently on any device seems like it could be real a challenge. Still, we wont have to wait much long to check out Minuum for ourselves. The keyboard replacement has been successfully funded on Indiegogo hitting $31,000 of its $10,000 goal with 29 days left to go. Looks like a lot of folks want to type different afterall, huh? How are y’all feeling about it?


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