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Acer Aspire VX 15 Gaming Laptop

Maltron Keyboard Review (minor update)

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Rii Mini Wireless Keyboard
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Sony home computer hb-101 keyboard

Kensington Expert Mouse (new photo of the old 2001 model)

DT225 Trackball (updated. photo of roller)

Function Key vs Key Chord, Which is Healthier, Which is Faster?

Promethium51 Keyboard

Programable Keypads (added video review of X-keys)

Keyboards with Volume Wheel (new keyboard with disk design for volumn control)

IBM Model M type 3193 Keyboard (added video)

Azio MK Retro Keyboard (now a pink-gold version)

Keyboard Keycap Gallery 2 (alien xenomorph xx121 keycap)

Steam Punk Keyboard (added a video review)

BrokerTec Keyboard (stock trading keyboard)


lofree dot keyboard

Royal Bar-Lock Typewriter

Guide to Keyboard Key Switch Mechanisms (updated, new photos)

Using a Second Keyboard as Programable Keypad

Genovation Programable Keypad (new page. video review)

Self-Destruct Keyboard Panel in Movie Alien

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Self-destruct panel from movie Alien (1979). (designed by special effectist Simon Deering) 〔image source https://typesetinthefuture.com/2014/12/01/alien/
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Self-destruct panel from movie Alien (1979). (designed by special effectist Simon Deering or Ian Wingrove) 〔source http://alienexplorations.blogspot.com/1979/05/simon-deerings-auto-destruct-panel.html

for under $100 budget, your best keyboard is probably between MS Sculpt Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Review or a cheap chinese mech Water Resistant Mechanical Keyboard

Keyboard Planet 6 (new model)

Dactyl keyboard (new pretty photo)

What's Mouse Polling Rate (on its own page)

How to Choose a Gaming Mouse? (updated)

Mac: Key Remapping and Keybinding Tools

(added Mac ControllerMate review. A USB level remap software.)

Charles Babbage's mouse pointer

3 great tales of design, of things that are critical but not talked about.

the guy (Marcin Wichary) is also doing a lot research on keyboard. Tons of things i haven't seen before. Follow him at https://twitter.com/mwichary

CM Storm NovaTouch, was $300 now $200. Happy Hacking's Topre switch but Cherry MX compatible stem for custom keycaps. watch video review at

CM Storm NovaTouch keyboard

Mouse Reviews Major update. Now, mouses are grouped into good and bad.

Left Handed Mouse (updated)

girl licking keyboard

it's so good you want to lick it.

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〔image source reddit

that's Leopold FC980C Keyboard

VE.A keyboard

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Best Ergonomic Keyboards for Small Hands

future mechanical keyboard expert

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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. At 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. At 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)

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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)

Weird 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.

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ML160 Commander Laser Gaming Mouse Buy at amazon
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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. reddit

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

my post on reddit. “The Station of a Crooked Master” reddit

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

review at Logitech MX Master Wireless Mouse

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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. At https://asylum.madhouse-project.org/blog/2017/01/03/model01-prototype/

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