Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

now wireless! bluetooth.

Mistel BAROCCO MD770 Keyboard 2020-11-29
Mistel BAROCCO MD770 wireless bluetooth keyboard Buy at amazon

Notice the function keys are in continuous row. This is no good. Effectively, the middle ones such as F3 F4 F9 F10 are not usable. [see Why Function Keys Are Useful]

Given the situation, it's better to get a model without function keys, so it's more compact, then get a Programable Keypad.

The Mistel BAROCCO is back! The model MD770 came out in 2019-11.

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Mistel BAROCCO MD770 RGB

Available in Cherry Mx Brown/Red/Blue switches. Also available in not color light versions.

here's their marketing blurb:

  • ▼ Mechanical keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switches (Tactile, Light-Clicky): A lighter mechanical switch with subtle tactile and audible feedback. A good blend of typing and gaming, the switches are widely considered to be the best “middle-ground” switch. It is ideal for typing in the office environment.
  • ▼ Unique Split and Lightweight Keyboard: LEAN AND MEAN New Slim, Light-Weight Design. With Only 34.5 mm Tall. The split keyboard lets you keep your wrists at a neutral angle, decreasing pressure and strain over time. You can also adjust the width between the two halves, placing them in front of your shoulders to reduce internal shoulder rotation.
  • ▼ RGB LED Backlit and PBT Double Shot Keycaps: OEM profile Doubleshot PBT keycaps allow your keyboard to shine brighter with build-in RGB LED backlit lighting modes or you can set up customized lighting based on your interests. Each keycap is created using their special two-shot molding process, ensuring more durability, more stability and legends that won’t fade. Features rubber feet with more aggressive tilting ability.
  • ▼ Programmable Macro and Remapping Support: Entire keyboard is programmable to assign a macro and remapping to most keys and create key bindings so you can customize keyboard based on your needs no matter you are a gamer, typist or programmer.
  • ▼ 3-Layer Custom Configurations: Built-in Memory, after keyboard keys be set up, it can be stored in keyboard's MCU, and no need reset the keyboard even replace the computer. Can save 3-layer of configurations to handle multiple usage scenarios. Perfect not only for gamers but also for so many other types of users including designers and video editors.

Some reviews says that sometimes the left side does not wake after computer goes to sleep, so you have to replug the keyboard. And, the USB connector is not well made, it broke after a while.

The Mistel Barocco Keyboard came out in 2016-11.

mistel barocco ergonomic split keyboard
Buy at amazon

Total key count: 61 keys. (Fn key didn't count here)

Features:

• Mechanical keys. Available in Cherry MX {blue, brown, red, black, white}. [see Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms]

• Doubleshot PBT keycaps. This means, key labels never wear off, and keycap won't become shiny or become dented after years of use. [see Keycaps Tech: ABS, PBT]

• 9 Multiple-modes full colored backlighting, one LED per key. You can have various rainbow effects.

• On-board key programing. This means, you do not need to install software/driver to program the keys. Just press keys on the keyboard to remap keys or add key macros. For example, make CapsLock do Ctrl.

• 2 spacebars. You can program one of them to some other key.

• 3 Built-in preset layouts, Qwerty, Dvorak and Colemak and 3 fully programmable layouts. [see Dvorak Keyboard Layout]

• Compact. This keyboard is very small. Easy to carry for travel. No number pad. No dedicated function keys. To press F2, for example, hold Fn and press 2. To press arrow keys, hold Fn and press I J K L.

• split keyboard. This is great for ergonomics. If you type a lot, place the 2 pieces apart, or angled anyway you want, so you don't bend your wrists to type.

What is in the box? keyboard, Mini USB cable, Micro USB cable, 1 extra Orange color Enter key, and a Keypuller

I think this one is lovely, for those who want split and traditional layout.

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This keyboard is basically like Poker 3 Keyboard, but split.

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Vortexgear Poker 3

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