Keyboardio's Wooden Model 01 Mechanical Ergonomic Keyboard Kickstarter Soaring

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So you need to buy a separate numpad? I've never liked that split design. My friend has used one of those goofy MS split boards for 15 years. It's just horrible to try and play on his PC.
 

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It is for typists and/or people with wrist problems. It looks pretty good, though if you truly hold your hands in the most natural shape, the keys would be almost vertical and facing away from the user. "Tented" is the closest to this but still not close to perfect.
 

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well this would not make the first ergonomic mech. switches keyboard but the second, since matias is already making it http://matias.ca/ergopro/pc/ . I just ordered it a couple of days ago since I have problems with my wrists (I already have the laptop pro version, very nice one).
 

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The KeyMouse is better than this in practically every way:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1666150716/keymousetm-the-keyboard-and-mouse-re-invented/description

Additionally, the KeyMouse solves the fundamental keyboard-mouse switching problem which makes it a revolutionary step in computer input devices on par with the development of the keyboard and mouse themselves, which have remained fundamentally unchanged for decades.

The KeyMouse is the reason why I no longer care about articles on [X] company's new mechanical keyboard offerings or some new-fangled gaming mouse because I have finally found computing input perfection. The only thing that could be better than the KeyMouse would be another "keymouse-type" device but that is highly unlikely seeing as how the KeyMouse team has gotten everything right, which is something I pretty much never say. Every feature I could want is there from backlighting to mechanical switches to fully customizable software, even Dvorak can be chosen as an option, and I have no complaints or concerns regarding the physical design which, from watching the various demo videos, seems to have a very minimal learning curve

Needless to say I am a backer of the KeyMouse and development is very close to finished. It's now basically refining tweaks and sorting the suppliers for mass-production. The estimated MSRP is approx. $350 but to me that's a small price to pay for perfection.
 

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thanks, technologically awesome, but doesn't seem to get as much love being made as the matias ergonomic one. I'll keep it in mind in case I ever need a really specialised keyboard.
 

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hi merika,

I wouldn't have replied without analysing the material you posted. The hand rest is not adjustable really, it is actually just fittable to different hand types - the position of the hand stays the same. I think I'd love it if I had healthy hands. I also think it should have way less buttons.
I meant it when wishing you good luck.
Let's see when it's out, I hope it's successful.
 

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I don't want to be negative on it but that keymouse looks like an awful experience.
Your talking it up sounds like people bashing on about how amazing a trackball is over a mouse. Guess what... it's also a terrible peripheral.
I could see the keymouse maybe getting some traction in an office enviroment but it's never going to be adopted for gaming purposes.
There does become a point in which you over saturate the working area of the hands. The Keymouse is overly complicated in my opinion.
It's the reason why we don't have a fridge, oven, dishwasher, mircrowave, hot water system combo device. Sometimes having an item specialised to it's job is just more efficient and a better user experience over all.
I can buy a mouse now with 20-30 buttons on it but I don't because I want my mouse to be uncomplicated and do a really good job as a mouse.
 
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