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Beeraider Keyboard

Wow, what a busy week but about ten days ago we were fortunate to have the Beeraider arrive from the Republic of Ireland.  It arrived in a typical airmail style box that wasn’t particularly accessible.  The intent of this product is actually to increase productivity for data entry; however, many AT professionals and occupational therapists have realized this device is the perfect solution for individuals with disabilities that need to type one-handed.

Close up of beeraider keyboard in black

Well after doing a quick un-boxing the other day I was really impressed with the design and build quality of the keyboard.  The package we ordered came with a mouse and a keyboard overlay that can alter the keyboard setup. Overall, the quality of the mouse appears to be pretty good and not too bad as an included item.

Beeraider keyboard and box sitting behind it

I have attempted to keyboard using this new keyboard layout — I found it very tricky to be fair.  It should be noted that like most people I learned to keyboard using touch typing on a QWERTY keyboard at a young age; so anything else is very foreign to me as an experienced keyboarder.  The overlay that can be placed over the main keyboarding area can be used to adjust the keyboard layout — upon attempting to utilize it the keyboard overlay fit pretty flush and stayed in place during my short keyboarding efforts.

Overall, I think this is a great solution for individuals that need to keyboard that don’t have the ability to use both hands. I hope the price comes down a little bit but overall, I am pretty happy with this modern solution to address a critical need for individuals with only functional unilateral upper limb control.

Thanks for reading,






One Response to “Beeraider Keyboard”

  1. Ray McEnaney says:

    Many thanks for your positive comments on our unique BeeRaider Keyboard.
    We have more and more of our (mostly optimized) units now being purchased by organizations such as yours. We only recently sold four units to an Australian state medical organization. We also quite recently sold a record three units to one (amputee) individual who now has one at home and one each at his two places of work. I think these sales tell us that our keyboards work for anyone whose prepared to put a little effort in to learning a new (keyboard) layout. We don’t sell magic but we do sell an effective design that is: compact, logical, ergonomic and efficient. You can read all about the merits and differences between our QWERTY and Optimized layout keyboards at the following link:
    We hear you about the price. So, to help your member audience we would be willing to offer a price reduction if we can somehow arrange for any product orders to be placed through your organization, or if we can come to some other satisfactory arrangement where we can vet the bona fide of an order.

    Please do not publicly publish this message.

    Kind Regards!
    Ray McEnaney (MD)
    BeeRaider Keyboards.

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