Key Switch vs Layout, Which is More Important for Ergonomics?

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

if you can only pick one, then, good key switches is more important than the physical layout design, such as split and tenting. Because, key switches actively interact with your hand muscles, every second.

For example, this

is better than

because the kemove has mechanical key switches. [see Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms]

Keyboard Ergonomics

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