Alternative text input on iPhone
Posted on 2010-01-10
I am going to purchase the next iPhone that is released. I am hopeful, but not optimistic, about it having a slider keyboard. Although I know I am going to LOVE the iPhone's point and touch interface regardless, hunting and pecking on an on-screen keyboard probably won't work for me, because I am a fast touch typist, and would find it tedious.
What I am asking is for alternate text input methods, and comments on the following of them:
1. Speech recognition - Dragon, the premiere speech to text software company has a solution for the iPhone, that I hope would work great, since they have been working hard on voice recognition solutions for decade(s). If I had a good noise-cancelling microphone/headset, like a Plantronics, then I think this would be a first line solution. Any comments?
2. Bluetooth notebook size external keyboard - Does this exist for the iPhone? If so, who makes a good one?
3. Laser projection keyboard - In the past I saw a keyboarding solution that used a Bluetooth peripheral to project a laser keyboard onto any flat surface, and one could "type" on it, with relatively good recognition accuracy. Does anyone have first hand experience with this device? Is it iPhone compatible?
Thank you in advance for your input.