Diverge Keyboard

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Diverge 4 keyboard. Total key count: 72.
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Diverge 3 keyboard. Total key count: 72. [image source reddit ]
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โ€ข Diverge keyboard. โ€ข L-Trac Trackball [image source reddit ]
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Diverge 3 keyboard [image source reddit ]

Thumb Cluster, Compared to Ergodox

Diverge is a attempt to improve on the ergodox.

Compare the thumb keys to ergodox, Diverge 3's thumb is closer to center of hand.

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ergodox infinity keyboard. [image source reddit, by MassdropAlex]

[see Ergodox Keyboard]

You might think just half key width doesn't matter. Actually, one may cripple your thumb if you use it for a year. Which one, depends on your hand size.

For people who have Asian sized hands, the ergodox thumb keys requires stretch.

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Early version of Diverge on the left, ergodox on the right. [image source https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=65719.msg1574461#msg1574461, by hoggy, 2014-12-28]

Thumb key position:

[see Ergodox Keyboard Thumb Keys Pain]

However, the Diverge has 4 less keys. This means, you have to use key combinations to activate some of the standard keys.

Where to Buy

Diverge keyboard business went dead around 2021-08-10 or before. Website was http://unikeyboard.io/product/diverge/

reddit diverge keyboard dead 2023-01-02
reddit diverge keyboard dead 2023-01-02 [https://old.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/jm1s8f/advice_on_order_from_unikeyboardblahlicus/]