Heart ♥ Keyboard, Butterfly Keyboard, Cat 😸 Keyboard, Star Trek Keyboard ⌨

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Jesse Heart Keyboard

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mark5 heart keyboard Jesse Vincent . 54 keys. img source ©cc

Jesse Butterfly Keyboard

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Butterfly keyboard by Jesse Vincent. 60 keys. (img src © by-nc-sa)

The design gets better and better. The butterfly keyboard has great thumb keys, but has a novel innovation: palm key! You just push down your palm to activate it.

Jesse Vincent is a famous perl programer. See Wikipedia: Jesse Vincent. Jesse has a blog at http://blog.fsck.com/

Jesse plans to manufacture them. For news, see: http://launch.keyboard.io/

Mark4 keyboard

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mark4 keyboard . 58 keys. Photo by Jesse Vincent. img source ©cc

Esrille New Keyboard

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Esrille New Keyboard, 76 keys. , from http://www.esrille.com/keyboard/

One of the best. For my analysis, see: Esrille New Keyboard

Space Station Keyboard

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The keyboard from space. 85 keys. From a Chinese Do-It-Yourself keyboard forum. img src

Let's call this the Space Station keyboard.

Sweet Dreams Keyboard

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Sweet Dreams Keyboard. 64 keys.

Detail: Sweet Dreams Keyboard ⌨

Catboard Keyboard

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catboard keyboard. 60 keys

This is a nice compact design.

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catboard keyboard
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catboard keyboard layout

catboard home at http://catboard.klava.org/


Atreus Keyboard

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Atreus keyboard by Phil Hagelberg. 42 keys.
   q     w     e     r     t       ||       y     u     i     o    p
   a     s     d     f     g       ||       h     j     k     l    ;
   z     x     c     v     b       ||       n     m     ,     .    /
  esc   tab    fn  shift bksp ctrl || alt space enter super pgup  pgdn

The numbers and most punctuation are on the Fn layer:

   1     2     3     4    5        ||       6     7     8     9    0
   -     +     (     )    =        ||       /     [     ]     {    }
   !     @     #     $    %        ||       ^     &     *     ?    ~
                                   ||       `     _     \

the interesting thing about the Atreus is that it doesn't have the top row of number keys. And, it doesn't have the key columns on the sides neither. (that's normally for {Tab ↹, ⇧ Shift, Ctrl, `, Return ↩, ⌫ Backspace, …} keys).

The Atreus minimize key count extremely, with a total of only 42 keys. So, the Atreus is the most compact. To access number and symbols such as {! @ # $}, you need to press a combination with a modifier key. It's large thumb keys isn't right under the thumbs, so i think this is a bit extreme.

Yager Keyboard

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Yager keyboard . 66 keys. http://yager.io/keyboard/keyboard.html

Nicolas Tavlas Keyboard

Star Trek keyboard?

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from http://www.techpin.com/the-ergo-keyboard-from-nicolas-tavlas/

Hard to find info about this keyboard. Not sure if it's just a computer rendered design.

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