After our annual Christmas party this year, David Mitchell, one of our developers, slipped on some ice and broke his arm. He found out that he would have to have it in a sling for several weeks and wouldn’t be able to use it. Not wanting to try to write code with one arm and a standard keyboard, which would have been extremely inefficient, David did some research and found the Frog Pad.
Bob happily purchased the one-handed Frog Pad for David so he could continue coding at a much more reasonable speed. Though there’s a bit of a learning curve, after a bit of practice David got up to about 22 words per minute—not quite the advertised 40, but still far better than typing with one hand on a normal keyboard.
Here’s a little video that we put together a few weeks ago so you could see the one-armed coder at work.
Thankfully David’s arm is now well enough to resume two-handed typing, so he’s made his way back to his normal keyboard. But the Frog Pad served him very well while his arm healed.