The biggest boost to convenience with using SmartGlass is probably the keyboard. You know how every time you’ve got to type in a password on your Xbox and you ponder whether you’d rather climb onto your roof and jump face-first into the arborvitaes or spend the 20 minutes required to select one letter at a time? SmartGlass fixes that by popping up the native keyboard every time you come to a text entry box. From what we saw, it’s pretty snappy in the Xbox’s Internet Explorer, and in other places you might need to enter a username or search term.

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