Multiple Input Keys: 4 Tips to Increase Your Efficiency While On the Go by Arlene K. Lee on Wednesday, August 8, 2012
4 tips for using a multi-input key device on the go.
For most of us, our mobile phones and tablets have become our lifelines. We use them to communicate with friends, families and colleagues; store, organize and retrieve important information; keep track of our schedules; play games; manage our finances; shop, and so much more. In fact, we’re constantly on the go – running errands, making appointments, driving kids to soccer practice or out of town – while trying to stay connected with everyone who needs us at the same time. With all of those responsibilities, it can be challenging to focus on what’s most important at the moment in front of you. But there’s good news! There are some great new devices hitting the market that can help you streamline your personal and professional life while you’re on the go. It’s called a “multi-input key” device because its functionality is based on multiple hardware inputs such as buttons and touch surfaces that come together in one unit. These devices typically have an app that is designed for a particular platform like iOS or Android, but it can also
Gone are the days when you have to sit in front of your computer while working on your documents, browsing or editing websites. Now, with the advancement of technology, people may work wherever they want. This is made possible by mobile devices that people can use anywhere they go.
These days, there are different kinds of mobile devices that people can use to make their work easier. You may either use a laptop or a tablet, whichever works better for you. But what if you could do more? What if you could make your mobile gadget even more powerful?
This is now possible through multi-input key devices that would increase your efficiency while on the go. These devices may be connected to your laptop or tablet through a USB port or wirelessly via Bluetooth. They are keyboard-based devices that would make it easier for you to work on your tasks wherever you go.
With this kind of device, writing your documents and typing any kind of information becomes easier and faster even if you are not in front of your computer at home or in the office.
Over the last year and a half, I have been using multiple input keys which helped me increase my typing speed by almost 50% while on the go and they have made my overall productivity skyrocket.
Allowing you to type faster when on the go with your laptop is not all that multi-input key devices can do for you. They can also help you reduce wrist fatigue and many models come with adjustable legs so you can use your laptop in a more comfortable position.
The following are some of my favorite multi-input key devices (all links take you to Amazon). I have used each of them personally and recommend them highly.
*Logitech Wireless Solar Keyboard K750 (for Mac): This is an incredibly light keyboard which allows me to type much faster when on the go. It has a solar panel that charges the keyboard with any light, including the one from office lamps. Logitech claims that it will stay charged for at least three months in total darkness and I believe it. The only downside of this keyboard is that it does not come with a numeric keypad.
*Logitech Illuminated Keyboard: This is another Logitech keyboard that I use when I am at home or in the office. It has low profile keys, a built-in palm rest
While on the go, technology that makes you more efficient will allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of time. Here are four tips for using multi-input key devices to increase your productivity:
1. Use Multi-Input Key Devices
Multi-input key devices like the [Keyglove](http://www.keyglove.net/) or the [Thumbpad](http://thumbtip.com/) are especially useful when you’re working on your phone or tablet and don’t have a physical keyboard to use. With these devices, you’ll be able to type faster and more accurately than using on-screen keyboards.
2. Use Speech Recognition Software
With speech recognition software like [Dragon](http://www.nuance.com/for-individuals/by-product/dragon/index.htm), you’ll be able to dictate messages and documents while driving or walking to your next appointment without having to stop what you’re doing in order to type into a keyboard or touch screen device.
3. Make Sure That You Have Wi-Fi Access
In order for multi-input key devices and speech recognition software to work, they need an internet connection–so make sure that wherever you are going has Wi
Efficiency is a must in today’s fast-paced work environment. Everyone has a million things to do, and it feels as if there are never enough hours in the day. How can we increase our efficiency so that we can accomplish all of these tasks?
One way is to invest in a multi-input key device, or a small handheld keyboard that enables users to type on multiple devices using one hand. The device has been used by those who have lost the use of their hands or arms, but many computer users are adopting this technology for its convenience and portability.
There are several options for multi-input key devices on the market today, but before investing in one, here are 4 tips to help you decide which will best suit your needs:
As we move into the 21st century, technology has helped create a multi-tasking lifestyle that allows us to get more done in less time. The digital age has enabled us to work from almost anywhere, increasing our productivity and allowing us to spend more time doing the things we want.
The key to multi-tasking is efficiency and the biggest way to increase efficiency is through using a multi-input keyboard. A multi-input keyboard allows you to type on multiple devices at once using one unified keyboard. One of the best ways to use this technology is by pairing it with your smartphone and tablet. Once connected, you can type on your phone and tablet simultaneously without having to switch back and forth between devices.*