Here are a couple of video demos of AlphaGrips plugged into laptop computers. This thing is like a XBOX controller on steroids and has all the functionality of a full sized keyboard. Wouldn’t it be nice of crackberry’s thumb keyboards were replaced with something like this?
The first is of the company’s lead inventor Michael Willner, and the second video is of a teenager IMing from the comfort of her bed, with a laptop plugged into the AlphaGrip and a 30″ LCD.
I haven’t had a chance to play one of these things yet, but it looks like it would be much more comfortable for using Tablet PCs, notebooks or PDAs in-flight or in my car. Wouldn’t it be nice if your crackberry’s thumb keyboards were replaced with something like this?