Rqyteqto wrote:"It appears that this *keyboard* is able to give you way more than what you got from your tablet..." by ivanw
...there could be over 4000 commands available.
Well Rqyteqto, I agree. I once was in charge of training customers at Tektronix on their TekniCAD software, so I know about making good use of a tablet. It is definitely a mandatory resource for professionals.
My praise for the Touchstream was tainted with the idea that you have all these commands at you fingertips. I bet you will never learn to touch-type on some tablet menu layout, would you? With this in mind, you can say that a tablet is no more than some kind of materialized GUI.
A keyboard can be considered to be somehow similar, but it proves to become much more as a result of the training effort we dedicate to become proficient at using it.
Now, with *this keyboard*, at the cost of the extra complexity of mode switching, we can make good use of the knowledge at hand.
See: You are able to hit the "a" key in a fraction of a second without even looking where you hit with your pinkie. So, why not decide to get your whole address be sent to the computer -- only when some fingers of your right hand do some kind of gesture
...just try to ask a tablet for something like this... be lucky, you won't get insulted, they have no sense of humor either.
Most people have already the required knowledge. The extra modes are just an extension of the SHIFT-CONTROL-ALT modifiers. (...see space-cadet keyboard