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best ergonomic keyboards for small hands
Best Ergonomic Keyboards for Small Hands

Best Ergonomic Keyboards for Small Hands

future mechanical keyboard expert

asian girl picking mechanical keyboard 2017 03 25
So cute. 〔image source reddit

List of Hardware Dvorak Layout Keyboards (updated)

Hand + Wrist Exercises For Gamers

List of Keyboards with Topre Switch (new topre switch mechanism diagram)

introduction. Chinese Input Methods

Ergodox Keyboard Thumb Keys Pain (new photo of modified ergodox)

International Apple keyboards layouts By Marcin Wichary. @ https://medium.com/@mwichary/international-apple-keyboards-layouts-93437d7f9273

Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2017 (updated. Edited so its less geeky and removed keyboards that are hard to buy.)

Trackball Sizes Comparison (new photo)

The urgent need to buy a Pen Tablet. Great artist require great tools. Pen Display Tablet, Yuichi Murakami's Setup

A Giant Step in Keyboard Technology

Rose Tinted Glasses By Gergely Nagy. @ https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2017/03/10/rose-tinted-glasses/

the guy writes keyboard firmware. As far as i know, his stuff is one big leap in keyboard tech today. In particular, two-way communication with the operating system. There are huge amount of possibilities. For example, in emacs or vim, valid key lights up when leader key or control key is pressed. Or, in a game or video editor, key lights up by function, etc. (he already implemented lot of them, and will be usable when keyboard Keyboardio comes out. 〔►see Keyboardio Keyboard Review〕)

Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard

Keyboard Firmware (new)

Ergodox Keyboard Review (updated. Complete rewrite)

Logitech TrackMan Marble FX Trackball (new photo)

colorful vibrator keyboard 2017 03 04 92839 s
4032×2268 〔image source reddit, 2017-03-04〕 That wand is Tokidoki massager. Buy at amazon

Happy Hacking Keyboard

Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2017 (major update)


Wooden Keyboard


Logitech G19

now discontinued.

Keyboard Keycap Gallery (more beautiful keycaps)

Fun Keyboards (new index)


QWERKYWRITER Keyboard

Keyboard Key Label Printing Technologies (new)

Keyboard Keycaps: ABS, PBT (new)


Mistel Barocco Split Keyboard

Linux: X11 Keyboard Key Names (updated)

Linux: LXDE/Openbox, Change Keyboard Shortcuts (updated)

by the way, LXDE has the most powerful keyboard config and well documented, as far as i know. It also supports key sequences.

ml160 commander laser gaming mouse bloody 51826 s
ML160 Commander Laser Gaming Mouse Buy at amazon
Microsoft Wireless All In One Media Keyboard 26093
Microsoft Wireless All-In-One Media Keyboard Buy at amazon

Mechanical Keyboard: Kailh Switch

Perixx PERIMICE Trackball (added a photo)

What usb signal does jog/shuttle wheel send?

Does anyone know what signal it actually send when you turn the jog or shuttle? is it one of standard mouse button usb signal?

My reddit post. https://www.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/comments/5u7vhq/what_usb_signal_does_jogshuttle_wheel_send/

answer there, thanks.

See also: What's Jog-Wheel? What's Shuttle-Wheel?

Steam Punk Keyboard (added video)


Azio MK Retro Keyboard

Best Mouse for Programers

A look at Microsoft Surface Book keyboard. Added to Evolution of Laptop Keyboards, No More Page Up/Down Keys!

xah-fly-keys with Truly Ergonomic Keyboard (new layout design.)

See also: Kinesis/Ergodox layout for xah-fly-keys

Linux: Make CapsLock Do Home Key

Perixx PERIMICE Trackball (added a video review)

Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad Review (added my photo)

Linux: Set Trackball/Mouse Do Scroll


Diverge 3 Keyboard
dota keycap 3d printed
3D printed dota logo keycap. 〔image source http://imgur.com/xVYV7ph

Keyboard Keycap Gallery

my post on reddit. “The Station of a Crooked Master” https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/5qksle/the_station_of_a_crooked_master/

Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse, now comes in white. Buy at amazon

review at Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

magicforce keyboard steampunk keycap 1
Magicforce Keyboard Retro Keycap

LZ Ergo Keyboard

Linux: Setup Shift Lock Key


IBM Model M keyboard, Unicomp
now, on amazon.

How Many keyboard shortcuts Are There

another great article by Nagy. Hands-on experience on using keyboardio prototype and programing firmware.

Keyboardio Model 01 prototype By Gergely Nagy. @ https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2017/01/03/model01-prototype/

why trackball can't beat mouse.

had a revelation last week, why trackball can't beat mouse.

Mouse excels at fast straight line jerks. (because, you simply push it, and this naturally can be done very fast, and naturally results in straight line movement.)

So, if the task is fast straight line jump to n points, mouse beats trackball, pen, trackpad, trackpoint.

For playing First Person Shooter games, the demand for the pointer control is exactly that, fast jump to n points, meaning, straight lines movements of the mouse.

Trackball vs Mouse, and How to Choose a Trackball

History of Emacs and vi Keys (updated, with screenshot from ancient terminal manual)

kinesis keyboard trackball by hweller 2014 11 07
Kinesis Keyboard Gallery

Science of Multi-Purpose Keys

this guy, Gergely Nagy (https://twitter.com/algernoone) has done a lot programing for keyboard firmware. e.g. Ergodox and Keyboardio.

here's his blog explaining some of the key behavior concepts. (for example, modifier key, dead key, leader key.) Excellent article!

Multi-purpose keys, and a case for small keyboards By Gergely Nagy. @ https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2016/10/15/multi-purpose-keys/

Gergely Nagy also wrote this Ergodox Firmware and Layout

trackball gamepad image index 36421 Trackball madness

iGUGU Controller

another dead game controller with trackball.

Water Resistant Mechanical Keyboard (now video review)


Keyball Controller 2

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, now a video review.


Adesso Ergonomic Trackball Keyboard

happy hacking keyboard Japanese layout version is now available on amazon. finally. Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro JP Japanese

my review The Idiocy of Happy Hacking Keyboard

See also: Tiny Space Bar on Japanese Keyboards

Topre Type Heaven - Limited Edition

just discovered.

topre type heaven red keyboard
Topre Type Heaven Red Case - Limited Edition Buy at amazon

same switch as Happy Hacking Keyboard

See also: List of Keyboards with Topre Switch

Windows: How to swap Mouse Buttons: Right-Click, Middle-Click

keyboard of the day, the Datamancer.

datamancer keycaps steampunk 2016 05 06
Steam Punk Keyboard

Kinesis Advantage2 also on sale this week on amazon Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard

my review Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Black Friday Week sale on amazon. $30 off. Truly Ergonomic keyboard

my review at Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Review

Truly Ergonomic Numeric Keypad

it's on Black Friday week sale. Normally $79, now $59.

cheap chinese mechanical keyboards is taking over USA. Here's another one: Qisan Mechanical Keyboard

topre switch tester

cooler master key switch tester 2
Cooler Master key switch tester. Buy at amazon. It has a Topre switch, used by CM Storm NovaTouch keyboard

See also: Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms


Tangent Ripple Grading Panel

Hall Effect Switch Keyboard

Microsoft Reclusa gaming keyboard
Microsoft Reclusa Gaming Keyboard

this one, ancient but not dead. going on amazon for $150. 2 jog dials. watch video review by linus.

Microsoft Visual Studio Function Key Shortcuts

there are 69 keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Visual Studio involving function keys.

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Trackball History Panel Index

Logitech trackball going for $139

this

logitech trackman marble wheel trackball 34390
Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel optical trackball. Buy at amazon

new ones at amazon going for $139, and people are buying it.

Logitech Trackman Marble Wheel Optical Trackball


G.Skill RIPJAWS keyboard

extremely beautiful keycaps.

Keyboard Joysticks

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