Truly Ergonomic Numeric Keypad

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

This came out in mid 2016.

This keypad is specially designed for spreadsheet.

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Truly Ergonomic Keypad

Features mechanical keys. (mechanical keys is a quality design of key switch that makes keys have tactile feedback.)

[see Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms]

Layout Designed for Spreadsheet

The layout is specifically designed for spreadsheet.

It features:

There are also copy cut paste undo redo shortcuts. e.g. Press Fn+1 for undo.

Here's a complete list:

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Truly Ergonomic Numeric Keypad and Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

Truly Ergonomic Keypad

Mac Mode and PC Mode

The difference is that the copy cut paste etc keys will send the right keys to the OS.

Send Number Keycodes

Warning: the keys send normal number keycodes, not the keycodes of numeric keypad.

For example, pressing 3 is the same as pressing 3 on the left hand side top row of a normal keyboard. It is not the same as the 3 key on the number keypad.

This shoudn't matter to you. But if you are a computer programer nerd on linux and want to reprogram the keys via operating system keyboard tools, it is more difficult to differentiate the number key.

Not Suitable as a Calculator Keypad

This is not suitable as a calculator keypad, because the + - * / keys are not in standard position, and you have to hold Fn.

See also:

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