Dactyl keyboard

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Dactyl keyboard

Total Key Count

Dactyl keyboard total key count: 70.

Each side has: (5 rows × 6 columns = 30) -1 + 6 thumb keys = 35

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Typing on the Dactyl Keyboard

Typing on the Dactyl Keyboard, by Matt Adereth
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Dactyl keyboard is the best

The best keyboard, that i've ever put my hands on, is now, Dactyl keyboard.

[see San Francisco Bay Area Keyboard Meetup 2017-11 Impressions]

It's super light and elegant! and, is the most comfortable of all, more comfortable than Kinesis Advantage.

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of the keyboards of similar thumb keys layout, with respect to thumb comfort and ease of reach, i put them in this order:

  1. Dactyl keyboard (best)
  2. Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard or Maltron Keyboard
  3. Ergodox Keyboard

unless your hand size is like basketball player, i'd say, you'd feel similar.

The kinesis vs maltron, i haven't decided. I use kinesis at home, but only tried maltron for half a minute.

3D Modeling, Keyboard Design, Clojure, and Emacs

Matt Adereth - clojure core typing

truely enjoyed this video. You see 3D modeling software, 3D printing, keyboard design/making, using clojure to control, and finally, emacs too!

see his blog at [3D Printing With Clojure By Matt Adereth. At http://adereth.github.io/blog/2014/04/09/3d-printing-with-clojure/ , accessed on 2015-11-16 ]

first reddit discussion at https://www.reddit.com/r/emacs/comments/3twqhh/3d_modeling_keyboard_design_clojure_and_emacs/

many build comes up regularly. Search reddit.

more photos at

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Dactyl keyboard. [image source reddit ]

Dactyl Keyboard Home Page


Comparable keyboards are:

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

Maltron Keyboard Review

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