Expo Notes: Keyboard offers larger print for easy typing
By Jackie Dove
MacworldJAN 30, 2011 3:45 am PST
Do you know someone who is having problems seeing the letters, numbers, and other characters on their keyboard? If so, help is at hand.
Logickeyboard demoed its XLPrint Apple Advanced Black on White Keyboard on the show floor. The product gives nearsighted or vision impaired users an easier way to type that both minimizes errors and reduces eye strain. This keyboard, with its large letters, numbers, and punctuation, makes it easier to accomplish tasks regardless of the application you’re using, such as word processing, spreadsheets, or any other program.
“Our large print Mac keyboards and skins were tremendous hits,” said Howard Chan, the company’s sales director, who showed the product at the booth. “Everyone who stopped by said they were cool. Some are interested for themselves and some want to get them for their elderly parents. One gentleman bought a large print keyboard and is sending it to his 94-year old mother.”
The keyboard is made from original Apple keyboards and then enhanced with durable high-contrast markings. State-of-the-art printing techniques make the keyboard’s letters and symbols bigger and more visible.