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Sp  Q  Z  1  ?  &  "   

 A  B  C  2  ,  @  ' 

 D  E  F  3  !  $  = 

 G  H  I  4  -  \  * 

 J  K  L  5  ;  _  % 

 M  N  O  6  0  /  + 

 P  R  S  7  .  (  < 

 T  U  V  8  :  |  ~ 

 W  X  Y  9  #  )  > 

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World's Smallest Keyboard

World's Smallest Keyboard

Move:
NW ———► to produce space
N ————► to produce a
NE ———► to produce d
W ————► to produce g
Down —► to produce j
E ————► to produce m
SW ———► to produce p
S ————► to produce t
SE ———► to produce w

9 Directions

The World's Smallest Keyboard uses a pointing device or a centrally located sensor surrounded by 8 adjacent sensors, for producing alphabetic characters, a space, numbers, punctuation and symbols using the left or right thumb for entering data. The World's Smallest Keyboard can also be used on a cell phone menu key, a digital camera menu key, an iPod / MP3 menu key, a BlackBerry trackball, the G1 Android pointing device, etc., making it the world’s smallest data entry keyboard. The World's Smallest Keyboard allows a user to text message without ever looking at the input device.

Activating one of nine sensors:
1 time produces a 1st data character,
2 times produces a 2nd data character,
3 times produces a 3rd data character,
4 times produces a 4th data character,
5 times produces a 5th data character,
6 times produces a 6th data character,
7 times produces a 7th data character,
8 times or more produces additional data characters.

The World's Smallest Keyboard is faster and more efficient than Tegic's T9 multi-tap method, Motorola's iTAP multi-tap method and ZI Corp's eZiText multi-tap method. Many solutions to improve existing problems have been made, but many are not well suited for the blind community, the deaf-blind community and an individual needing to enter data into a device without looking at the keyboard entry device. Combining the World's Smallest Keyboard with the PhoneKeyboard.com or MultiTapPhone.com invention, produces the world's fastest data entry device for 12 key phones.

Moving the pointing device in a North-West direction:
1 time produces the “Space”
2 times produces the letter “Q”
3 times produces the letter “Z”
4 times produces the number “1”
5 times produces the question mark “?”
6 times produces the ampersand “&”
7 times produces the quote “ " ”

Moving the pointing device in a North direction:
1 time produces the letter “A”
2 times produces the letter “B”
3 times produces the letter “C”
4 times produces the number “2”
5 times produces the comma “,”
6 times produces the at sign “@”
7 times produces the apostrophe “ ' ”

Moving the pointing device in a North-East direction:
1 time produces the letter “D”
2 times produces the letter “E”
3 times produces the letter “F”
4 times produces the number “3”
5 times produces the exclamation mark “!”
6 times produces the dollar sign “$”
7 times produces the equals sign “=”

Moving the pointing device in a West direction:
1 time produces the letter “G”
2 times produces the letter “H”
3 times produces the letter “I”
4 times produces the number “4”
5 times produces the hyphen/dash/minus sign“-”
6 times produces the backslash “\”
7 times produces the asterisk “*”

Pressing the pointing device downward:
1 time produces the letter “J”
2 times produces the letter “K”
3 times produces the letter “L”
4 times produces the number “5”
5 times produces the semicolon “;”
6 times produces the underscore “_”
7 times produces the percent sign “%”

Moving the pointing device in a East direction:
1 time produces the letter “M”
2 times produces the letter “N”
3 times produces the letter “O”
4 times produces the number “6”
5 times produces the number “0”
6 times produces the forward slash “/”
7 times produces the plus sign “+”

Moving the pointing device in a South-West direction:
1 time produces the letter “P”
2 times produces the letter “R”
3 times produces the letter “S”
4 times produces the number “7”
5 times produces the period “.”
6 times produces the left parenthesis “(”
7 times produces the less than sign “<”

Moving the pointing device in a South direction:
1 time produces the letter “T”
2 times produces the letter “U”
3 times produces the letter “V”
4 times produces the number “8”
5 times produces the colon “:”
6 times produces the vertical line “|”
7 times produces the tilde “~”

Moving the pointing device in a South-East direction:
1 time produces the letter “W”
2 times produces the letter “X”
3 times produces the letter “Y”
4 times produces the number “9”
5 times produces the pound/number sign “#”
6 times produces the right parenthesis “)”
7 times produces the greater than sign “>”

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