Has anyone found an alternative to their TouchStreams?

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Postby eve » 20 Feb 2006, 22:13

I agree with Jason as well. I will stick wih the LP and the mini until they stop working, all while looking for replacements.

I have TOS and I am slowly losing the use of my pinky and ring finger. I had to change from a "normal" keyboard to something else a few years ago and found the LP and when it looked like I had to type one handed for a while, I got a mini and a FrogPad. The latter looks funny and would be easy to use if I had a useable pinky and ring finger but I don't and so it wasn't whereas the mini was slow but it was doable. It was well worth the expense even knowing that Fingerworks was dead.

I must be one of the few people trying to type on the Fingerworks keyboards with 6, sometimes 7 or 8 useable fingers and I don't think I have to tell anybody here about what happens when finger 9 and 10 drop onto the keyboard all of a sudden :)
But it does allow me to type and work which I couldn't do anymore using other keyboards. I will also use this until either the keyboard or my hands give up.

Like other people have said: a big Thank you to all of you who are looking at alternatives and are posting here about their finds.

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Postby Katzedecimal » 06 Apr 2006, 20:10

I use a Kinesis Advantage keyboard and a Cirque CruiseCat touchpad. The Kinesis is low-impact, Dvorak-switchable, remappable and programmable, and has a non-staggered layout. Costs the same neighborhood as the Touchstreams did. The Cruisecat is zero-force, has some limited, uncomplicated gesture programmability and requires very little finger or arm movement to use. Nothing currently available can really replace the Fingerworks products, though.
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Postby Rqyteqto » 07 Apr 2006, 18:50

Whoa Katz, nice find with this little kitty. Quite cool indeed.

Its not a TS replacement but combined with Stroke-It and AutoKey and several of the other items we've dug up, it could do a credible imitation.
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