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8Pen Keyboard Available in the Market

Remember 8Pen, the really interesting keyboard replacement we wrote about yesterday?  Well it’s now available in the market for right around $1.58.  I had a chance to test out 8Pen yesterday and planned on doing a video to give you guys an idea of what to expect, but for certain reasons did not.  Would you all like to see it in action before buying?  It’s definitely an acquired taste to say the least.

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Cheers Josh and Donnie!

  • I spent a couple of hours playing with it & I just can't imagine I'll ever be faster with it than Swype (1-handed Droid X)

  • blu3bird

    well, after using it for a few hours, i'm now even better at swype. So thats a plus. But I did refund it. I don't have the time to learn another keyboard.

    I don't even want to think about people who text and drive with this app.

  • The Confused One

    my friend and I started using 8pen and neither of us can find the “#” symbol?

    • blu3bird

      click “?123” the the “up arrow”

  • I can't believe the number of people whining about a measly $1.58, I could find that much in my couch. Seriously, these developers go out and completely redesign touch screen mobile text input, and you losers will sit and bitch that there isn't a trial version. You have 24 hours to get your refund, and if you miss that mark, you're still out less than 2 bucks. Not to mention, all of this after the praise and excitement of yesterday. Stop whining and give innovation a shot you fickle bastards.

  • this looks gay ill stick to my swype

  • Jakepenumbra

    Will not pay before getting at least a three-day trial out of it.

  • Joshua

    the video yesterday got me interested but I'd like to see a free trial period first.

  • robbrown

    I bought it …$1.50 is worth it just for kicks to play with it, and to reward them for trying something innovative.

    I think it will probably die, UNLESS….

    …they figure out a good way to teach people to use it. Make a sophisticated tutorial/game out of it. Make it possible to play with on the web (using your mouse, rather than finger on touchscreen, has advantages for learning it….you aren't covering up the letters with your finger).

    I actually think it is a much better way to enter text compared to qwerty arrangements….even better than a physical keyboard on a phone. It's just a long learning curve, and really frustrating at first.

  • Rodeojones000

    I'm always interested in trying out keyboard alternatives (even though I always go back to Swype). But I don't like the idea of having to pay for it right off the bat. I'm not sure 24 hours would be enough time to get to understand this keyboard. Why not release a free trial version that expires after a few days or a week and then give the option of purchasing the full version if we like it? I'll be passing on this one.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    can 8pen spell

    C O N V O L U T E D

    • Trombone Dixie

      looks like auto-correction can.

  • Jjuanic73

    I like it. It works pretty cool.