The name says it all --- LightSpeed. "Light" refers to the weight of the unit, plus the fact that keys can be actuated by the most gentle touch. "Speed" refers to faster and more accurate writing by virtue of the elimination of wasted motion due to unnecessary up and down key travel. Those features are complemented by the unique ability to adjust each individual key's sensitivity by means of a simple graphical user interface in a computer program.
Once key sensitivity adjustments are completed, the changes are saved to firmware (software) embedded in the LightSpeed's circuit board. Multiple user profiles containing settings for the key adjustments can be stored and applied when desired.
LightSpeed can be operated while connected to a computer or standing alone. A USB cable connection can be used for serial communication, power, or battery charging. When connected to a computer with a USB cable, the unit is powered by said cable; however, when connected by BlueTooth or operating independently the unit is powered by rechargeable batteries.
LightSpeed provides data storage by means of a removable digital media card. Steno keystrokes and corresponding time stamps will be stored on these cards. The cards can then be inserted into a computer's card reader to transfer data.
Though the LightSpeed is beautiful, thin and light, it is extremely durable. The case is made of the strongest polycarbonate material. LightSpeed will be available in a variety colors. The LightSpeed can be used with a tripod equipped with a plate that supports the unit but that also allows the unit to be instantly lifted and placed on one's lap. Nonskid material on the base of the unit keeps it in place.
Anyone buying the first version of the LightSpeed will be afforded the opportunity to trade in the unit and, likewise, receive full credit toward later models containing translation and audio recording.
For those that enjoy trivia, Apple, Inc. bought all rights to the Fingerworks keyboard technology used in the digiTouch and has incorporated it into its new i-phone.
Physical specifications: Weight, 1.6 pounds; Length, 12 inches; Thickness, .9 inches. Minimum System Requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 gigabyte RAM.