An Emoji Keyboard From KickStarter Featured At The Ultimate Typing Blog, eReflect Reports

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Emoji enthusiasts may find a new Kickstarter campaign a nifty addition to their creative communication. eReflect presents Disk Cactus’ idea of an Emoji Keyboard for Mac users; so far the Kickstarter campaign has raised over $17,000, only $3K shy from its crowdfunding goal.

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The Emoji keyboard offers users over 150 emojis to choose from...

Ultimate Typing™, a touch typing program that helps people improve their typing skills through fun games and typing activities, presents an innovative keyboard idea by Disk Cactus, who have come up with an Emoji keyboard for Mac users. The Kickstarter campaign hopes to fund the development of a silicone keyboard cover and software that will work together to turn a standard Mac keyboard into an Emoji keyboard.

As the Kickstarter campaign reveals, this project “brings the joy and expressive power of emoji to your Mac computer. Whether you are writing an email, or surfing the net, you can access over 150 of your favorite emoji without interrupting your flow.”

As for the silicone Mac keyboard cover, Disk Cactus explains, “the silicone cover has emoji screen printed right on the keys and combined with our custom keyboard layout software, you can type emoji anytime. Like other keyboard covers, ours also protects your keyboard from dust and liquid.”

The Ultimate Typing™ editor explains how the Caps button on the MAC keyboard switches the keyboard into an Emoji mode so that the user can communicate their ideas and feelings through the popular emojis and then seamlessly switch back to the standard keys. eReflect’s spokesperson commented on the idea of the Emoji keyboard, saying,

“This is an interesting idea that shows how keyboards — and technology in general— adopt to the often unpredictable trends of digital communication. There are plenty of people who are heavy emoji users, not just on their phones and tablets but on their computers and Macs. This nifty project makes it easier for these people to express themselves through their preferred medium.”

The Emoji keyboard offers users over 150 emojis to choose from; as Disk Cactus explains the “printed keys are your hieroglyphic guide” as each key shows related emojis when the user clicks the Shift, Control, and Options buttons. One of the questions raised by some people is whether the Emoji keyboard will improve typing speed for users or impede it. The development team at Disk Cactus says the learning curve is small and the user quickly memorizes emoji position. eReflect shares the excitement over this ingenious project and will keep an eye to see how the program eventually turns out.

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Ultimate Typing™ software is designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. Created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self-development software, Ultimate Typing™ has been informed by the latest developments in the science of touch typing.

Since its creation in 2006 by Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the world’s most recognized and awarded in the industry.

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