Vintage Ergonomic Keyboards
This page is a gallery of exotic ergonomic keyboards. They are no longer made. For ones that you can easily buy, see: Ergonomic Keyboards Reviews: How to Chose a Ergonomic Keyboard.
This is a Ergonomixx Mykey. Hasn't been made for a long time. Can't really comment on how comfortable it is as the switches (MEI) are ghastly - very, very stiff. I'm hoping it's an age related problem, otherwise I can see (feel) why they didn't catch on. I like the idea of the function keys in a circle with the cursor keys in the middle, it seems to be an intuitive way of laying them out.
Underneath, it has 4 legs, so it can be tilted negatively (slopes down away from the user rather than up away from the user).
(from hoggy, , source: http://geekhack.org/…, )
Scythe Ergo Diver keyboard
Discovered this funky one recently.
Very interesting new design. Notice that the keys for the right hand is vertically aligned, but the left side is somewhat staggered alignment. The keyboard is not symmetric. The ⇧ Shift key have different positions on each side. It doesn't have a Ctrl on the right side.
I'm not sure this is a good ergonomic keyboard, but i'm absolutely sure it is better than conventional flat keyboards. Interestingly, if you look at the box, it bills itself as a “ergonomic FPS (first person shooter)” and “MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role playing game)” gaming keyboard. I think it's a bit crazy marketing. The most important feature of a gaming keyboard is many extra programable keys. This one has none, nor any other features of gaming keyboards such as LCD display, glowing keys, high-tech appearance.
The Scythe keyboard is around since at least 2003, but seems no longer in production. You may still get it in China or Japan.
Here's a review: 〔Scythe Co.'s Ergo Diver Keyboard By Matt and Brian. @
Japan NEC M-Type Keyboards, TRON Keyboard
For photos and detail, see: Japan M-Type keyboard, TRON keyboard.
Northgate Omnikey Evolution Ergonomic Keyboard
A review. 〔Northgate keyboard repair By Steve Ferg. @ http://pythonconquerstheuniverse.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/northgate-keyboard-repair/〕
Chicony KB-7000, Addison KB-7001, PC Reveal KB-7061
〔➤ Guide to Computer Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms〕
Humble Hacker Keyboard
Humble Hacker Keyboard
Thanks to fangzhzh for showing me the Scythe keyboard. Thanks for boskom for reminding me the Humble Hacker keyboard.
For more, see: