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Stowaway vs. GoType

Thu Apr 13, 2000 - 4:09 PM EDT - By James Hromadka


Face Off

While we wait (somewhat) patiently for the 3rd-party Springboard modules to come out, we can get our Visor accessories in order.  Recently keyboards have been thrust into the spotlight with the introduction of the Landware GoType! for Visor and the Targus Stowaway. In this faceoff, I compare the two in terms of features and usability.  Make sure to read the individual reviews (see the links on the right) for in-depth looks at the two keyboards.

Below is a "just the facts, ma'am" table of the features of the GoType! and Stowaway keyboards.  Note that there is no mention of how useful the keyboard drivers are, nor are there any usability comments.

 

Targus Stowaway

Landware GoType!

Targus Stowaway Landware GoType!

Price

$99.95 $69.95

Size (open/closed)

13.8"x5.1"x0.3"/
3.6"x5.1"x0.8"
10"x4½"x1¾"/
N/A

Layout

Full-size QWERTY 85% size QUERTY

Key Spacing

19 mm H/V 17 mm H,
13 mm V

Key travel

3 mm 2.3 mm

Weight

7.9 oz. 13.2 oz.

HotSync in kb

No

Yes

Arrow keys

Inverted-T L-R-U-D in a single row

Included Software

Keyboard driver TakeNote DOC editor, 
WordSleuth Thesaurus,
GoType driver


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