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Topre Realforce 89s keyboard 10th anniversary 10207-s307x203
Realforce keyboard
knobs Keyboard 2019-03 xyxnq-s250x250

work in progress

Eye Tracker

minor updates

Banish Key Chords

Voice Text Input for Programing

turn on Sticky Key

NEC PC-8801 Keyboard (1983) Added a video.

NEC 日本電気 M-Type keyboard added 3 photos of different models.

Japanese Keyboard Layouts updated

new photo NEC PC-9801 Keyboard, 1992

Adesso trackball T50 g54h7-s262x239
Adesso Trackball T50
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Navy Wants Knobs and Sliders, No Touchscreen

jwz on UHK, Kinesis Freestyle Edge, Matias Ergo Pro

jwz wrote a review of ultimate hacking keyboard at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/08/ultimate-hacking-keyboard/ • lol, abrasive as hell. His entire life been like that. • my review at Ultimate Hacking Keyboard

jwz also has review on Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2015/11/keyboard-lossage-mouse-lossage-everything-is-terrible/ • basically, he complain about the utter bad quality. That's what i heard too. Matias Ergo Pro Keyboard

• his fav keyboard is now Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard, his review at https://www.jwz.org/blog/2018/04/exciting-keyboard-news/ • I agree it's great. Kinesis Freestyle Edge Keyboard

diy keyboard blue white 6h2jr-s1039x779-s289x216
ether keyboard

emf meter

there is such a thing emf meter

detect electromagnetic waves. used for ghost hunting.

i think it's also used to detect wifi, spy recorder, gps bug, etc. you have to dig and find the right one.

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ultrasound trackball
NEC PC 8801 K1 keyboard bj3qh-s333x188
NEC PC-8801 Keyboard

See also: Ergonomic Keyboard History

the xbow keyboard is now on amazon. buy it! xbows keyboard

x bows keyboard top 26650

Mechanical Keyboard Noise Comparison (minor edit)

512GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I Memory Card buy on amazon

buying a microphone

so, what's the different between a headset with decidated mic?

obviously, dedicated mic (not the clip-on type) has higher quality.

the tech of mic is very diverse. There are many different tech to pick up sound and transmit it into electronic signal. This is why there are so many types, each has advantages and disadvantages.

now, our purpose is average gaming or youtube.

Blue Snowball iCE Condenser mic k9xv5
Blue Snowball iCE Condenser mic Buy at amazon

The Blue Snowball Ice is extremely popular, and as such, i think it tends to be hyped by ignorant populace therefore over priced.

TONOR USB Condenser Microphone zc64n
TONOR USB Condenser Microphone zc64n Buy at amazon

Someone recommended to me the TONOR . Amazingly, only $15. I tend to think this would be excellent quality/price ratio. If you want just a simple mic, i think this is the one.

Sennheiser Game ONE Headset tr82f
Sennheiser Game ONE Gaming Headset Buy at amazon

Sennheiser is big name in hifi audio community. Around 2001, i bought one of their headphone for some $150. It is excellent. This Sennheiser Game ONE Gaming Headset has good reviews. If you want to spend money, i'd think buy this.

by the way, if you look at microphone review for professional use, such as singing or voice acting, typically they'll laugh at anything USB.

The Arensito Keyboard Layout

added to

Alternative Keyboard Layouts

See also: What's the Most Efficient Keyboard Layout?

computer chess set. self moving pieces

computer chess set. self moving pieces. $400 buy at amazon

this one, not self moving pieces but with a display. $50. computer chess set buy at amazon

Xah Talk 2019-07-17. Steve Jobs, Apple suck, MS+linux, mmo mouse, input systems, analog keyboard

todo. https://www.flickr.com/photos/142937728@N05/albums/72157709559964326

ALPS Kanji keyboard


sa godspeed keyboard ft9mm
sa godspeed keyboard reddit
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Keystone analog

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard firmware update, 2019-07

Kinesis Advantage2 firmware update 2019-07 7fjgc
Kinesis Advantage2 firmware update 2019-07 ADV2-Firmware-Tech-Notes_7-03-19-v1.0.515_4mb.pdf

download at https://kinesis-ergo.com/support/advantage2/#firmware-updates

Kinesis Advantage2 Keyboard Review

Worst Apple Designs minor update.

some rework on keycap pages

Tim Tyler's homebrew keyboard

here's a video

Tim Tyler: my keyboard

The video is from 2009. He's got a web site with lots photos.


Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Key Remap No More

they have a website that configure your key mappings. But now your key config url gets redirected to their estore. Bad.

Xah's Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Layouts

they have a new keyboard, but not much press. I know why.

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard 2018 “cleave”

darknight keyboard n3vz5-s325x192
ATT Teletype 5620 s5kqb-s250x250
Teletype 5620 DMD, Blit (1984)
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Drawing Tablet
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Lime40 Keyboard

Microsoft Surface pro/book pen

Microsoft Surface pro/book is no match for Apple. the surface pen often stopped working after windows update . mine seems dead for good.

my Microsoft Surface Pro Review

The Surface Pen, is not well designed. It's unnecessarily heavy, and requires not just 1, but two, batteries, one for pen, one for button. If it stops working, just buy those finger-replacement tablet touch pen, basically $1 each. tablet pen for touch screen works fine if you are not an artist.

surfeit to say, Apple isn't nice either. It's been downhill since Steve Jobs died, and became extremely greedy. keyboard breaks all the time, not fixable, iphone not fixable, memory not replaceable, slowing down phone when new came out, etc.

shihpin's diy keyboard

shihpin keyboard tm727
“Alpha version for small hand. Thanks to @swan_match and @xah_lee. xda + SA r1 keycap.” [image source https://twitter.com/deftsp/status/1144808084226760705]

Moog Grandmother synth

Moog Grandmother synth 4pnhv
Moog Grandmother

recommended from a friend. from Colt Kirk https://twitter.com/colt_kirk/status/1143245058566606848

keyboard questions

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screenshot 2019-06-24 wr6r6
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screenshot 2019-06-24 zsvh6

gonna answer in today's talk show. Xah Talk Show

by the way, please always post questions in public. cuz i've spent my life answering private messages, email, social network etc.

Apple IIe, 1983

Apple Standard Keyboard M0116 3cygw-s397x157
Apple (Standard) Keyboard (M0116), 1987
Apple extended keyboard 1987 2de64-s1386x1039-s289x216
Apple Extended Keyboard II, 1990

Apple Keyboard History ⌨

NeXT Keyboard

new photo of a Japan version

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octopus girl q6swz-s1039x779

Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory

programable keyboard 2019-06-17 34ygq
programable keyboard 2019-06-17 34ygq

Buy one of these. Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory. Don't fall for “gaming” and other marketing crap such as razer daz etc.

Programable Keyboards with Onboard Memory

@xah_lee http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/mechanical-keyboard/wasd-v3-87-key-custom-mechanical-keyboard.html … Have you heard of, or heard good things about this website, that was recommended to me?

[2019-06-17 from https://twitter.com/colt_kirk/status/1140556993200922624]

heard good things about them. seems a quality oriented company. i first heard of them, is the collaboration of https://twitter.com/codinghorror and them to create the CODE Keyboard CODE Keyboard

LED flashlight, rechargable or with batteries amazon

Das Keyboard

added a review by keyswitch expert Chyrosran22

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Cherry Point of Sale Keyboards
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benzene666 keyboard
ALPS CP10SJ550A Kanji keyboard j6sym-s203x307
ALPS Kanji keyboard

2018-09-30 work in progress Arrow Keys

2018-10-01 work in progress DEC VT220 Terminal

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