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Logitech G19

now discontinued.

Keyboard Keycap Gallery (more beautiful keycaps)

Fun Keyboards (new index)


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
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: xah-fly-keys with Kinesis Advantage and Ergodox Keyboards

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/

then, you can see one of his keyboard firmware project at https://algernon.github.io/Akela/

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

on Buy at amazon, limited edition, cheap.

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.

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Steam Punk Keyboard

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

my review Kinesis 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


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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

Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard

Test Your Mousing Efficiency! Massive update. Full analysis on input devices pros and cons.

Linux vs Mac vs Windows, Which is Best for Keybinding? (on its own page)

Evolution of Laptop Keyboards, No More Page Up/Down Keys! (updated)

Apple MacBook Touchbar 2016

What's Mouse DPI? Does Mouse DPI Matter in Gaming?

the perpetual fascination with DPI. Been going on since what, 1999?

and there it is, Razer Mamba, sporting 16k DPI.

Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 terminal 1982
Golden Glory of a Hacker: jwz, emacs, and Ann Arbor Ambassador 60 Terminal

hover auto-raise window and get a trackball

one most efficient workflow is to turn on mouse hover auto-raise window, and get a trackball.

here's how: Linux: Mouse Hover to Auto-Raise Window

never press 【Alt+Tab ↹】. that's most inefficient. Instead, just role ball and window will come up, and, set ▤ Menu key to switch to last window. That is what you do 95% time.

Elecom EX-G Trackball (much update. info and photos.)

Sanwa wireless trackball MA-WTB43BK
Sanwa MA-WTB43BK
perixx perimice 717 trackball


Apple Pippin

Obsolete Trackballs, Misc

NeXT Computer Keyboard: I'm changing the world, one keyboard at a time —Steve Jobs

major updates. lots new photos and info.

Microsoft Natural Keyboard

The saga of the Microsoft Natural keyboard thru its glory, from 1994 to 2016.

Design of vim Mode Activation Key

yahoo keyboard 24461
wake up is right! 〔image source https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yahoo_Keyboard.jpg
Dell RT7D30 Enhanced Multimedia Keyboard volume wheel

Keyboards with Volume Wheel

Truly Ergonomic keyboard desktop setup 42433-s-s

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard Photo Gallery

DSI financial keyboard KB-8861
DSI Financial Keyboard
Affirmative keyboard 1227T 95320
IBM Model M type 3192-G, 3193 keyboards, Affirmative Keyboard
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Cherry Point of Sale Keyboards

keycaps of the day

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skull pirate wolf. 〔image source reddit.com, by goblin561, 2016-07-15〕

what's the top one? are these from a game?

Keyboard Keycap Gallery

Kinesis Keyboard Key Remap/Macro/Layout How-To

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