Teaching children keyboarding skills like touch typing is difficult, largely because a standard keyboard is too big for their smaller hands. The Florida-based company Datadesk has come up with a solution called Little Fingers–a keyboard engineered to allow kids between the ages of 7 and 14 to reach all of the keys easily, naturally, and comfortably.

The Little Fingers keyboard works with both PCs and Macs. It comes with a built-in rugged trackball that cannot disappear, eliminating the need for a mouse. And its small footprint-12.5 inches, including trackball-leaves plenty of room for work materials.

Little Fingers will be available in the fall to schools for $79.95. An even smaller version for children ages 3-7 will be available in the spring of 1999.

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