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First of all, I want to make it clear that I am not a sales rep for the comany that manufactured this thing, I only wanted to start chatter on the subject as a friendly newcomer to your community.

I got this thread eliminated because of the critics made by two users who's usernames I didn't write down and also don't remember. I just wanted to ask a few questions to the mods...

How is my post any different from the posts showing keyboards from other companies? Why show this attitude to newcomers? don't you see this sort of behavior is most unwelcoming? why not ask a poster's intention, or actually reading the post before rudely removing, instead of just automatically removing posts on the demand of another user?

I just wanted to get the chance to say that this post is the result of a few answers I made to another posts from these forums, you can read these answers here:

http://www.overclock.net/computer-room-office/703985-deskless-design.html

Also, I would like to point out that my suggestion is not only intended to make you want this item, it is also intended to improve the health of the users who might be reading this post. Here is a link which leads to a video which shows some of the health problems which might arise from classic typing:

http://www.safetype.com/video2.htm

It's a medical investigation carried out by a company, though, but I think it stills diserves some consideration. If you belive what they say, it turns out this keyboard is not only comfortable to use, but it also serves a public health issue.

Anyway, here it goes again, and this time I hope my good intentions aren't confused.

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EDIT: Pictures taken from http://www.alphagrips.com/

This looks very comfortable indeed. Just imagine, if you are, say, a programmer, you might even be lazy enough not to get up from bed if you use this.

A few disadvantages though:

1. Production isn't steady, so apparently you must order in advance.
2. The price, it's $109 a piece plus shipping
3. It's not very handicap friendly, what if you have no thumbs? If you are handicapped you might want to consider http://www.safetype.com/video2.htm instead.

And finally, sorry for the criticism, but I seriously consider the attitude I recived was unfair and unwelcoming.
Edited by necroposter - 1/20/11 at 2:22pm
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Cool a console controller capable of playing ARMA2. Just what I needed. rolleyes.gif

(That was not in a negative tone, but I was joking.)
post #3 of 10
That certainly looks like it'd be fun getting used to.
    
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It would take a LOT of learning to master using that, but once you would, it would be nice.

I don't think it's worth the effort, unless you want to browse the internet with your 52" TV from your bed/couch.
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Holy good gosh what is that monstrosity?! It doesn't even look practical imo
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Getting used to that would take a lot of patience.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by necroposter;12081300 
Here is a link which leads to a video which shows some of the health problems which might arise from classic typing:

http://www.safetype.com/video2.htm

It's a medical investigation carried out by a company, though, but I think it stills diserves some consideration.

The Safetype is among my worst ergonomic keyboards, don't believe anything they say.
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Originally Posted by necroposter;12081300 
3. It's not very handicap friendly, what if you have no thumbs? If you are handicapped you might want to consider http://www.safetype.com/video2.htm instead.

And finally, sorry for the criticism, but I seriously consider the attitude I recived was unfair and unwelcoming.

Yeah, that was retarded.
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This device could finally solve that Childhood Obesity problem.

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzYjhMxTbE8"]Michelle - You Seen This?[/ame]
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Originally Posted by ripster;12092906 

Michelle - You Seen This?

Oh yeah. As if we aren't lazy enough.

"I can't be bothered to got to work all day and then come home and walk on a tread mill for 30 minutes. That would be a waste of my precious time and energy away from sitting on my butt and playing video games. If only there way a way I could do my work and exercise at the same time...*starts to day dream* I got it. I get an alpha grip!! That way I can do both at the same time. That way I will have more time to play video games and do nothing. What a great devise!"

Not!!!! I bet that makes your productivity drop through the floor, of your basement. And not only that but you have to try to walk and read your screen at the same time! You thought it was hard to read your screen before. Try picking up you monitor, shake it up and down while trying to read it... bet you can't. Also what happens when the removable cable doesn't come apart when you trip while attempting to walk and write a school paper. Your fall on your face and your laptop comes with, likely destroying the screen, hard drive, hinges and every thing else.

I say its a gimmick and people probably buy it cause it is one. But what part in life does this thing serve to the general public.

With that said it's still a cool idea and I bet someone some where has one and is crazy fast with it.
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