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

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Heart Keyboard, Butterfly Keyboard

mark4 keyboard, 58 keys

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

Mark5 Heart Keyboard, 54 keys

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mark5 heart keyboard Jesse Vincent . It has a total of 54 keys. img source ©cc

Jesse Butterfly Keyboard, 60 keys

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

The butterfly keyboard has a total of 60 keys.

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/

Esrille New Keyboard, 76 keys

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

this is perhaps the best of them all. For my analysis, see: Esrille New Keyboard

Space Station Keyboard, 85 keys

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

Let's call this the Space Station keyboard. This one has a total of 85 keys.

Sweet Dreams Keyboard, 64 keys

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Sweet Dreams Keyboard

It has a total of 64 keys. Detail: Sweet Dreams Keyboard ⌨

Catboard Keyboard, 60 keys

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catboard keyboard.

This is a nice compact design. It has a total of 60 keys, symmetric.

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catboard keyboard
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catboard keyboard layout

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

https://github.com/ibnteo/catboard

Atreus Keyboard, 42 keys

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Atreus keyboard by Phil Hagelberg.
   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 doesn't have large well-positioned thumb keys neither, so i think this is a bit extreme.

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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