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Key Bored?

Innovative alternatives to the old qwerty keyboard

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This story appears in the January 2005 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

One-handed keyboards. Split keyboards. Folding keyboards. So many alternatives to the qwerty keyboard. "It's the problem everyone has been [fighting] for 135 years. How do we get rid of this thing?" says Linda Marroquin, founder and CEO of Houston-based FrogPad, which offers a portable one-handed keyboard.

The Dvorak keyboardwas created in the 1930s, and it was designed to have letters in different places for speedier, more efficient typing. It's easy to reprogram your computer to give it a try.

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