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?
New Left-handed Keyboard
The new falcon™ keyboard, with its Mouse in a Space Bar, eliminates reaching for the mouse altogether, whether it is on the right or, as with a left-handed mouse, it is on the left. The falcon™ is the first new board that provides for left- or right-handed cursor operation in the same keyboard.
Press Fn+L+R at the same time to switch back and forth for left- or right-hand operation.
Left- or Right-Hand Falcon™ Easy Mouse Operation
The falcon™ keyboard’s patented design involves taking the normal position of the hand on a separate mouse (fingers and thumb) and moving that orientation directly to the normal position of the thumb and fingers on the keys of a keyboard. For the right-handed, the cursor movement is performed by sliding the down edge of the thumb over the lens located in the middle of the space bar. The same hand’s forefinger performs left click and the middle finger does the right clicking, using activation keys located between the rows of normal keys.
A right-handed beginner may find that it is easier to have the left hand operate the select and pull down activation keys (right and left click), rather than doing it all with the right hand as the thumb is maneuvering the cursor with the mouse in the space bar.
For the left-handed, one can choose to have the left hand perform all mouse operations, or, as above, split the duties between the two hands. The beginner may find that splitting the duties between the left and right hands is easier to operate.
First-hand Trial at CES
The show runs from January 6-9, 2015 and Falcon Enterprises invites you to visit our booth (32017) to see the Mouse in a Space Bar falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard first hand. This full-size, sealed, silicon rubber keyboard has just entered the market and is being advertised in the SkyMall catalog from Oct-Dec 2014. At our booth, you can get a first-hand feel and operate the falcon™. There’s no more mouse or thumb pad to deal with, and it can easily sync with three other Bluetooth components at the same time, such as a computer, tablet and smart phone. These three synced components will be on display, along with a video of the falcon™ in use.
The initial distribution of the falcon™ Bluetooth Keyboard is being accomplished through three web outlets:
However, Falcon Enterprise’s goal is to place a falcon™ in as many keyboards produced as possible. Since the CES is a good venue for meeting other keyboard suppliers, this is a special invitation for their representatives to visit our booth for a personal discussion. To ensure sufficient time is made available, please contact Mr. Chris Lussier at 866-450-8932 for a meeting day and time.