A mini keyboard has a smaller frame and keys compared to regular keyboards. It is designed to be used by disabled people and children with limited reach. It is commonly used as an alternative to touch screens in portable devices. The keys are positioned closer to each other, allowing them to be reached with less hand movement. It is usually connected to a computer by a cable, but a wireless version is commonly used for smaller gadgets.
Types of Mini Keyboards
Kinds of Mini Keyboards include the following:
Mini keyboard with a wand extension
This mini keyboard head pointer or mouth stick that allows the user to point the cursor without using the hands. It is designed for users with limited reach or range of motion.
Portable mini keyboard
A portable mini keyboard mounts on a docking station to be used with small portable computers. It is usually sold separately as an alternative to stylus pens or touch screens.
Choosing Mini Keyboards (Buying tips)
Attachment: Choose a mini keyboard with a built-in mouse to free up ports for other peripherals.
Comfort: Choose a mini keyboard with a curved frame to allow a more natural hand position and reduce hand strain.
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