Falcon™ Keyboard Left-handed Keyboard Operation

Hands typing on a Falcon Keyboard
Falcon Bluetooth Keyboard showing left hand operation.

A new computer keyboard has come onto the market where the mouse has been placed in the space bar, allowing for easy use by either a right-handed or left-handed operator.

Even though only 7-10 percent of the population is left-handed, it is not easy for those whose job requires a lot of computer keyboard operation. Simple things like door knobs on the right side, writing from left to right, numeric keyboard pad on the right, and using scissors are just a few of the obstacles a left-handed person has to overcome. But let’s not forget that being left-handed can still be viewed as “hip” — five of the last seven presidents were left-handed. And, did you know that August 13 is Left Handers Day? Continue reading “Falcon™ Keyboard Left-handed Keyboard Operation”

Beta Testing the Falcon™ Keyboard Optical Mouse, Part I

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Falcon Bluetooth Keyboard with a Mouse in the Spacebar.

The falcon™ is a multi-platform keyboard. It is compatible with any Bluetooth capable tablet, smart phone, laptop, or desktop computer. It provides a keyboard with a thumb-controlled cursor on the space bar, or “optical mouse”, and cursor activation keys under the fingertips of the computer operator’s hands.

The optical mouse that Falcon Keyboard has developed and beta tested is defined as the optical system including the activation keys for manipulating the cursor. While the Falcon keyboard has many unique features, the optical mouse can be incorporated in essentially any keyboard, and replace the need for a mouse or trackpad.

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Falcon™ Keyboard: Visit Us at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)

consumer electronics showThe Big Show!

For those of you interested in electronics, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), scheduled each year for the first week of January in Las Vegas, is a great event to visit. This past January, over 150,000 visitors were logged. Curved TVs, robotic planes, 3-D printing, 4HD, smart phones, video games, the electronic home, vehicle electronics, GPS, and on and on, are just the tip of the various products being shown. This year should be no different. Continue reading “Falcon™ Keyboard: Visit Us at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)”

Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Cool Electronic Gadgets for Techies

holiday tech giftsThe holiday season is bearing down on everyone, and those who face selecting the proper gift for a technically oriented person face a daunting task. Not being technically oriented themselves makes the giver’s efforts even harder. So, the following is an effort to help. And, to keep it economically reasonable, the suggested gifts listed below are all below $100 retail. Continue reading “Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Cool Electronic Gadgets for Techies”

Syncing (Pairing or Connecting) Your Device with the Falcon™ Keyboard

falcon bluetooth keyboardUsually, syncing (also called pairing or connecting by some operating systems) the falcon™ keyboard to your computer, tablet or smart phone is accomplished very easily following the instructions on our FAQ page, or via the Owners Manual, which is available for download from our Support page. Related details follow. Continue reading “Syncing (Pairing or Connecting) Your Device with the Falcon™ Keyboard”

What is a Computer Keyboard Doing in a Delivery Truck?

FedEx delivery truckThe product delivery system is heavily reliant on trucks. And the demand for on-the-spot record keeping means that information has to be input into the various delivery companies’ tracking systems on the fly. Companies like FedEx and UPS have instant input hand-held electronic wireless bar recorders for scanning and keeping track of deliveries. If you have ever followed the tracking number on your order, you know where the item is at every stop. Even when it leaves China headed for Los Angeles or New York.

Small delivery companies usually don’t have the resources for a large tracking system like those used by FedEx and UPS. However, they do have the ability to input data on-the-spot using a laptop Continue reading “What is a Computer Keyboard Doing in a Delivery Truck?”

How to Choose the Right Computer Keyboard For You

computer keyboard helpComputer keyboard variations are extensive. And, there are numerous computer keyboard categories: lighted, multimedia, ergonomic, gaming, non-English, wireless, bluetooth, slim/mini, left-handed, and handicapped, to name a few. Prices range from $7.00 to $260. And, there are variations within each category. For example, there are at least 70 different wireless, and over 80 slim/mini types alone. Keyboard sizes range from versions that fit in a shirt pocket to the large gaming boards that are bigger than a laptop computer.

So, how does one decide which keyboard is best for their own use?

First, it is recommended that you list the types of work to be done using your new computer keyboard, such as : writing a book, doing math spreadsheets, accounting, e-mailing, CAD, blogging, medical data collection, manufacture machine control, military operations, graphic production, etc.

Next, determine what type operating space is involved. Will you be Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Computer Keyboard For You”

Keyboard Tips: Falcon™ Keyboard Cursor Speed and Accuracy

Hands typing on a Falcon KeyboardA new computer keyboard of any type brings with it a learning curve. The newly released falcon™ keyboard, which has an optical mouse in its space bar,  is no exception. That reflex of reaching for the standard mouse has to be overcome. So, hide the mouse in a drawer.

The falcon cursor is moved by the thumb. Sounds easy. No! Habits are hard to break. However, once you do break the habit, you will find that your thumb starts acting without your thinking.

An operator new to the falcon™ keyboard should go Continue reading “Keyboard Tips: Falcon™ Keyboard Cursor Speed and Accuracy”

Best Computer Keyboard for Standing Desk Work

mouse-less keyboard | falcon bluetooth keyboardMany computer keyboard operators have to work in a confined space, such as at a standing desk — some by choice, like Defense Secretary Rumsfeld, and others by their duty assignment in a lab, at a fabrication station, or in a doctor’s examination room. There can be very little space in these arrangements, and using a standard computer mouse often becomes a problem. One solution is to use a keyboard with a built-in track pad or a track ball. However, due to track ball jamming, or track pad sporadic behavior, the user often purposely disconnects them and goes back to the mouse.

With the falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard, the problem of desk space is Continue reading “Best Computer Keyboard for Standing Desk Work”

The Falcon™ is a Sealed and Spill-Proof Keyboard

falcon bluetooth keyboardWhile operating a computer keyboard, accidents do happen, and liquid spills can really be destructive. Dust, grit, metal chips, and other contaminates in a production facility can gum up a computer keyboard. Clean room and other medical uses require sealed and cleanable keyboards. For the falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard, this is no problem. In fact, it is ideal for Continue reading “The Falcon™ is a Sealed and Spill-Proof Keyboard”