Xah keyboard Blog
future mechanical keyboard expert
List of Hardware Dvorak Layout Keyboards (updated)
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〕)
Keyboard Firmware (new)
Ergodox Keyboard Review (updated. Complete rewrite)
Logitech TrackMan Marble FX Trackball (new photo)
Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2017 (major update)
Keyboard Keycap Gallery (more beautiful keycaps)
Fun Keyboards (new index)
Linux: X11 Keyboard Key Names (updated)
by the way, LXDE has the most powerful keyboard config and well documented, as far as i know. It also supports key sequences.
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?
answer there, thanks.
See also: What's Jog-Wheel? What's Shuttle-Wheel?
Steam Punk Keyboard (added video)
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
Perixx PERIMICE Trackball (added a video review)
Logitech G13 Gaming Keypad Review (added my photo)
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
IBM Model M keyboard, Unicomp now, on amazon.
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.
History of Emacs and vi Keys (updated, with screenshot from ancient terminal manual)
Science of Multi-Purpose Keys
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
another dead game controller with trackball.
Water Resistant Mechanical Keyboard (now video review)
Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, now a video review.
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
same switch as Happy Hacking Keyboard
See also: List of Keyboards with Topre Switch
keyboard of the day, the Datamancer.
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
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
See also: Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms
this one, ancient but not dead. going on amazon for $150. 2 jog dials. watch video review by linus.
there are 69 keyboard shortcuts in Microsoft Visual Studio involving function keys.
Logitech trackball going for $139
new ones at amazon going for $139, and people are buying it.
extremely beautiful keycaps.