‘Ergo HD’ DreamBoard Theme Aims to Innovate With Ergonomic Dual Hand Navigation

By , Jun 28, 2011

Today we’re going to talk about something a little different in the theming universe. I’d like to introduce to you a DreamBoard theme called ErgoHD.

Now this isn’t your typical iPhone theme for a number of reasons, and the first reason of course being that it’s a DreamBoard theme and not your run of the mill WinterBoard affair.

Secondly, Ergo HD is aiming primarily at the non-ambidextrous demographic, seeing as its main selling point is being able to use it comfortably with either hand.

Sound interesting? Then check out this video walkthrough of Ergo HD…

Hats off to the developer for aiming to make something unique, but in the end I think that the goal of pushing the dual-handed envelope hinders the theme more than helps it.

Sure, the theme features the ability to switch between left-hand usage and right-hand usage, but it doesn’t offer much in the way of bells and whistles that most DreamBoard themes are known for.

And even the ergonomics themselves are a mixed bag of chips. If you have small hands, then it’s likely you’ll be comfortable with the wheel-based navigation. If you have gargantuan-sized hands like yours truly, it’s going to be an experience fraught with evil hand-cramps.

You’ve got to love the attempt at innovation, but in the end, there’s not much else there to make you want to continue using it.

Maybe you have a different opinion about Ergo HD? I’d gladly like to hear your thoughts below.

P.S. And who said we couldn’t use the iPhone in dual hand mode as-is? Just curious. Ergo HD can be purchased on the Cydia store or DreamStore for $2.99, and you must have a jailbroken iPhone in order to do so.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MRTWIT21 Twited21

    The iPhone is ergonomic anyway nice looking but kinds pointless

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MRTWIT21 Twited21

    The iPhone is ergonomic anyway nice looking but kinda pointless

  • Justin

    Dreamboard themes are dissapointing to me because you can’t customize anything. Like folders, menues, and other stuff. Your pretty much stuck with what they give you as far as content.

    • Mick

      I have to agree, I like the Endroid themes and the whole Android look but on a decent phone instead of the plastic Android handsets lol but you can’t customise anything except place an app in a set place which is kinda lame, hopefully it changes in future updates because I got bored very quick and went back to stock. The plus side is it seems to run a whole lot smoother than perpage does, less slowdown of my device and the weather animations are smoother.

  • Hiral

    i stick with my default (non-jailbreak) iphone 4 cause of : 1) speed 2) battery 3) stability
    i jailbroke it and it slowed my iphone down by a lot (installed more than few tweaks including dreamboard) but after restoring my iphone, its is a beast and battery life is just fantastic.

    • vik071

      There are other things you could do with non-jailbroken iPhone and a bit of Vaseline… 

  • http://Twitter.com/therealjdizzle Jason Masters

    Lol way to hint on the big hands thing Jeff I’m sure the nerdettes watching are gonna like you!

  • Micke

    The theme does not look good, though. Don’t find the graphics or design pleasing. Looks go before function, every time.

  • Tony

    This is one of my least favorite DreamBoard themes for a bunch of reasons, but I have to tip my hat to the designer for the fresh idea.

    i have to disagree with some of the posts here. I find DreamBoard themes to be the most customizable of any themes, blowing away Winterboard downloadables.

    With minimal coding skills or effort, CyberDuck (SSH) and TextWrangler, I completely revamped and customized the Gyro HD theme with my own icons, background images and apps. Took me a couple hours. I’m sure someone who’s a bit more tech savvy could whip up a custom theme in less than half the time.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Muayad-Ganem/100001269403410 Muayad Ganem

    how i can change tempreture from F to C