Talked to Mark from WayTools yesterday. We talked for just over 3 hours showing me many of the awesome features of the textblade and some of the history. While it was a long call and I learned a lot, it wasn't all about using the textblade . If you were buying this as a small portable keyboard, it can be just a basic (and I shudder to say basic )keyboard that a new user can use almost right away. And it can do so much more as most have read by now. learning to edit and and use the different layers will take some practice. a good portion of our conversation was teaching me how to use test flight software and how advanced the testing process is. One of the interesting things Mark said, was how important this testing software is/was, apparently there is little to report on the function of the textblade now but was a huge help earlier in the TREG program.
I'm not sure what's left to fix before general release or how long, but Mark did give me the impression that their getting close!
As for my personal experience with the Textblade, I think that it's a game changer! Feels good, works good and shows me that I'm a real hack as a touch typest! But I'm going to work on that. My right pinky seems to have a mind of its own. So to type this in a somewhat timely manner I'm using the tried and true "hunt and peck"method, yes I'm a pecker but going to change!
Thanks to Mark for taking the time to explain everything, He's extremely passionate about this device!
I've only dealt with 2 live people at WayTools So a big shout out to Jennifer as well! You were awesome to talk to and share the same passion for the textblade! If everyone else at WayTools shares your passion about your job ,I'm sure it would be a great place to work! (At least once GR has past and you all can rest easy)
Happy to feel the textblade in my grubby hands and in my optimistic view it can't be long now! Of course I have no idea other than my short use.
Thanks for reading, Brian