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... AlphaGrip, Model AG-5 3D Keyboard & 

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Learn to Type in Half the Time

While it’s easier to learn how to touch type on AlphaGrip's iGrip than on a keyboard, and you will become proficient much faster than on a keyboard, it still takes 30-60 hours of use to achieve typing speeds of 40-60 words per minute (compared to about 90 hours of use to achieve similar speeds on a keyboard). Fortunately, it’s like learning to ride a bike. Once you learn how, you’ll never forget. And with AlphaGrip’s Enhanced Qwerty letter layout, you won’t forget how to touch type on a regular keyboard either.

AlphaGrip Reviews

Ars Technica AlphaGrip Keyboard Review Excerpt:

“Despite the steep learning curve, adapting to the AG-5 wasn't quite as difficult as I had anticipated. After a week of semifrequent use, I became comfortable using it for writing articles, responding to e-mail, and chatting with friends. I can consistently achieve about 45 words per minute with the AG-5 (vs. 65wpm on a traditional keyboard), and I think that with more experience I could probably exceed 50."

techFEAR AlphaGrip Keyboard Review Excerpt:

"The first few hours with the AG-5 made me think back to early typing classes in primary school. It quickly seemed like I would never be able to overcome decades of muscle memory hardened by years of QWERTY use. I can touch type at around 70 words per minute (WPM) which isn't record-setting, but certainly allows me to get by. It was frustrating to be knocked back down to a paltry 3-5 WPM while continually concentrating on learning new button locations and focusing on accuracy. At this point, I'd imagine that most users will want to put the AG-5 out the window. My advice? Stick with it. The experience does get better.


I've had an AlphaGrip about 2 months now and won't go back to a Qwerty keyboard.
Gabriel E.

Surprisingly, my speed got better very quickly and within a short time, I was at the 17-20 WPM mark with a high degree of accuracy. Of course, this also happened to be my first plateau and I would find it difficult to make any gains for quite some time. It's important to remember that muscle memory is easiest to reprogram by spending short sessions with a new task and letting our brains absorb the changes over time. I can attest that 8 hour sessions will not make your learning experience any better. I spent approximately 30 minutes a day between other tasks over the past 60 days and tried not to stress too much over my own learning curve.

I haven't reached my more natural 70 WPM yet and can't report that I ever will at this point. However, following the advice of Willner and the user community, I've achieved what I initially thought would be impossible. I can readily average 40 WPM on the AG-5 and use it with comfort leaning back in my office chair with my arms resting comfortably in my lap."

“Learning to type has been (is) surprisingly easier. Much easier than Dvorak or the Maltron keyboard layout (the keyboard that I have at work).” Tom W.

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