How about a smartphone case that lets you type one-handed without ever having to look at the screen? Introducing TypeCase by Dougie Mann. This creation is basically a gestural input device and chording keyboard combo that enables users to control a computer (or a smartphone) by simply moving their hands, emulate a mouse, or as a text input device.
What is a chording keyboard? Basically, multiple key combinations are pressed together simultaneously to trigger various inputs, similar to how when you play musical chords on a piano. Plus, its Bluetooth connectivity lets you turn the TypeCase into a wireless mouse and keyboard for a computer. Sure, there’s a learning curve, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without the TypeCase. One caveat: it’s only a prototype…for now.
How does it work? The case comes equipped with five buttons around the sides that correspond to your fingers, and they can be pressed to either enter all 26 letters of the alphabet as well as navigate a smartphone’s user interface, similar to when a wireless keyboard is connected.