Hello, I just ordered a Twiddler3 and am excited to get it. I have been using the TapStrap and am up to about 25 wpm after roughly 2 weeks - averaging probably an hour a day of practice. I like the TapStrap but there are things that I think the Twiddler might be better at - for my situation, at least (easier pick-up and set down, fuller range of modifier keys ctrl/alt/command, etc).
My question is, how long do you think it would take to get up to a speed with Twiddler that would allow me to do my normal daily work? I ask because I do taxes and the tax season is coming up end of January. I’m hoping 3-4 months will be enough time. I mostly need numeric keys, simple math function keys (add, subtract, multiple, divide), navigation keys (arrows, tab, etc) and only do short lines of text (names, addresses, etc.).
I’m 40 and love gadgets so I think I’m motivated to practice an hour a day. But, I’m mostly motivated because I have back issues that seem to be exacerbated by normal keyboard and mouse use. I’m hoping the Twiddler (or TapStrap) will reduce my postural issues and reduce the back pain.
I type at about 90 wpm on a regular keyboard and am very fast with the numeric keypad. But, I’m more than accepting of lower speeds if it means I’ll have less back issues.
Anyway, back to the question: with an hour of practice a day, do you think I could replace my regular keyboard after 3-4 months? Or, is that unrealistic? I see some people talking about a year or two of practice - which is fine, I just want to have proper expectations so I’m not too disappointed. Thanks!