Glove80 Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Glove80 Keyboard is announced in 2022-02, on kickstarter. From a startup company MoErgo. First batch came out in 2022-12.

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press the lower left corner key (the magic key). The 2 green rows shows battery status.
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Quick Start

(if the right side battery is low, just plug-in the USB to the right part to charge it first. To check battery status, press the lower left corner key on the left part, then, 2 rows of lights indicate battery status. The top row is left part, the bottom row is right part.)

Video Review

Xah Talk Show 2023-01-29 Glove80 Keyboard Review

What is in the Box?

USB Port and Power

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glove80 USB port

Show Bluetooth Connection Status and Connecting to Bluetooth

Wired Use

Plug in the left side, to activate wired mode.

In wired mode, you do not need bluetooth capable computer.

Battery

Show Battery Status

To show battery status, press the lower left corner key on left part.

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Battery Life

How to Charge Battery

You do not need to charge both at the same time. You can leave the cable plugged-in on the left part. When plugged in, the keyboard is in wired mode. When fully charged, you can plug the cable to the right part.

The Magic (MoErgo logo) Key

The lower left corner key with the MoErgo logo is the “magic” key. It is a key for selecting bluetooth device and show battery status, and other keyboard config.

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Concave Key-Surface

The keys form a overall concave bowl-shaped surface, so that your fingers dip onto the keys. No bending up the wrist, and each key fits different lengths of fingers.

How Long Does it Take to Adopt?

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Contoured keywell, fits different finger lengths. 20230119 left 182
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Thumb keys

The thumb keys, fixed many problems of traditional keyboard.

Thumbs are the most muscular and most flexible fingers, and all the modifier keys such as Ctrl Alt ❖ Window ⌘ command are now right under your thumbs. Also, the Backspace is right there, one of the most frequently used key.

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Low Height on Desk

This keyboard is designed to have minimal height. So that the keyboard does not raise your hand position on desk much. (look at the key D.)

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Low profile of the keyboard. Note the height of key D.

Removable Palm Rest

Detachable palm rest.

To remove the palm rest, just unscrew it at the back. Those are thumb screws, just twist it to screw.

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glove80 keyboard with palmrest
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Palm Rest

Adjustable Feet for Tenting

By default, the keyboard is tented for 8 degrees. (tenting means raising the middle, so to avoid wrist pronation.)

To adjust tenting angle, just twist the feet. Excellent design.

It comes with extra long screw feet if you want extreme tenting.

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Keycaps

The keycaps are custom designed by MoErgo. Highest quality design and material.

Included are extra Keycaps for Mac's Command and Option keys.

Swapping Keycaps

🛑 WARNING: Be very careful when pulling the keycaps, you may pull out the key switch and damage it. Choc switch keycaps are very tight. When you pull a keycap, use the bundled wench to hold down the switch under it.

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glove80 pull switch (key puller and mini wrench included)

Key Switch

Backlight

Glove80 Keyboard Layout

Firmware and Programing the Keyboard (Create Custom Key Layouts and Key Macros)

Special Designed Carrying Case, Free

Glove80 Manual

Conclusion

The Good

The Bad

Overall, this is now my favorite keyboard.

Where to Buy

Glove80 Keyboard

Concave Key-Surface Keyboards