Xah keyboard Blog
updated or on page of its own or reviewed.
- French Keyboard Layout
- French Keyboard Ergonomic Layout
- German Keyboard Layout
- German Keyboard Ergonomic Layout
- Idiocy of Keyboard Layouts: QWERTZ, AZERTY
international keyboard layouts, are basically like qwerty, sucks donkey ass. in many cases worse than qwerty for english with respect to ergonomics or efficiency of input. Including, Chinese Input Methods and Japanese Input Method
Contour Roller Mouse
Nintendo Switch Keyboard
thank you HK
this one is among the popular ones in my reviews. Lots people got it.
But the keyboard firmware has changed since i got it. So, i can't program the keys, therefore no more upcoming review about it. Nor can i use it with extensive customization for emacs. I need firmware programability, because, ① am using Dvorak, ② there are many duplicated keys on this keyboard, and programing keys via OS keyboard tools can't distinguish duplicate keys.
possibly, i'll have a video review in a week. but i need to get a video cam first.
send me some good if you like to see it. amazon egift card to email@example.com , $20 is nice.
Elecom DEFT Pro
This trackball, has the most smooth ball of all trackballs under $150. Added a video.
Microsoft Surface Pro Review
added lots photos. The integrated touch screen + pen, is truly critical. Beats Apple's. With iPad + iOS, you can't do serious coding on it, and everything you do is sent to FBI, and nothing you could control, even if you are a tech head. But MacBook + macOS doesn't support pen computing, even if you use a drawing tablet. Apple wants you to buy its Magic Trackpad or iPad.
Microsoft Surface Book
on its own page. And note the keyboard innovation.
Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard
Mont Blanc pen
you spent thousand on keyboards. Now you need to get a luxury fountain pen hobby. you buy!
Standard Ergonomic Layout for Laptop
Esrille New Keyboard Review
added a video demo.
Microsoft Surface Pro
bought a drawing tablet. See update at
possibly a video review soon.
Adesso Trackball iMouse T40
discovered new trackball.
Adesso Trackball T50
buy Kinesis Advantage2
yeah, get it. my complaint is that, watch out if your hand is not big. and, be careful how you use the thumb keys. try move whole hand instead of twitching thumbs. and, i wish it had full sized function keys.
the empty area in middle, put in a programable keypad.
Microsoft Surface Dial
laptop phone cam cover
there is such a thing
MacBook Touch Bar
Apple USB keyboard, 1999. (Bondi Blue iMac)
parrot picking keys
logitech webcam sucks
and i found a good one.
ghost in the shell typing bot
todo. to review. Mouse vs Keyboard: Is Mouse Bad for Programer?
todo. video about the logitech g502 Logitech G502 Mouse
todo. video about the logitech g600 Logitech G600 Gaming Mouse Review
SpaceNavigator 3d Mouse
added 2 nice video reviews of vertical mices.
If you like my work:
What's NKRO, N-key Rollover? (updated)
UHK lisp keyboard
mouse history. updated.
Linus tech tip and gamer idt, and what's 5G mouse acceleration?
the Linus tech tip guy, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16diwK6HWbI is now super annoying. with his whinny voice, driveling about things, with high commercialism, yet trying to be hardcore. he's rich now. churning out video day and night, for the pop audience.
and gamers, are the most idk fk on this earth. wit their mouse dpi and acceleration obsession for decades. these are teen idt, and young adult idts, including, some became mega star and rich. that aspect, is like hollywood actors. rich idits.
one thing i never understood. what is mouse acceleration, those in mouse specs?
updates. big and small.
Review of the Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
For detailed written review, see Ultimate Hacking Keyboard
Kinesis Advantage vs UHK
the answer would probably be disappointing. because i cannot honesty say one is better than the other in general. Both are so good, but the two are rather quite different keyboards, primarily due to shape and size. i was using Kinesis Advantage2 for 3 years now. UHK for 50 days. When i got UHK, i thought i'll try it for a month then go back to Kinesis. But it's really good, and am still on it. I don't feel i have to switch back to Kinesis, nor that i must stick with UHK. I'd say, a easy criterion for decision is, if you want a station at home, get Kinesis. If you sometimes need to travel, get UHK. Also, Kinesis got driverless programing. But UHK's programability is more advanced and so easy to use, i didn't find any bump using it AT ALL. eg. kinesis, u can't make modifier do macro or other key, unless u first program it to be a non-modifier. The UHK, partly because it's visual, and so easy. anyway, i think if u want to decide: here's few points: portability. driverless programing. extremely easy gui programing and more advanced programmability. As to the keyboard hardware and shape... I think it really depends on you. For me, it'd be a coin flip. Also, for those got RSI already, i think Kinesis bowl surface and rectangular grid layout is better. (but i know people who has RSI and can't get used to Kinesis) also, hand size is a factor. If you are, say, Asian Female, then, UHK is absolutely better.
the Logitech G602 Mouse, was some $60, but now $32 Logitech G602 Mouse
Steel Balls for Hand Exercise
Apparently, amazon has lots steel balls. Get the bigger ones, as hand exercise balls.
possibly, you can also use it as trackball replacement, but i don't think it'll work well, due to the shiney surface.
my current mouse for left hand. HAVIT HV-MS735 Mouse Buy at amazon
i don't recommend it.
Logitech MX Ergo Trackball was $100, now $75
hey @xah_lee have you ever tried this logitech? looks like the upgrade to the M570, but im not sure it is worth it anyone else feel free to chime it
it's very good. my friend @AenonSun uses it, and i tried it. i have a page on it but not much info Logitech MX Ergo Trackball i'd say it's one of the top 3, if i'd consider to buy a trackball.
See also: Best Trackballs 2019
Japanese Input Method and Layouts
split into 2 pages.
video. The most efficient ways to switch window/app in linux, Mac, Windows.
- Set Key to Switch to emacs/terminal/browser How to Set Key to Switch to Browser
- Mac autoclick Mac: Hover to Switch Window
- Linux hover raise window Linux: Mouse Hover to Auto-Raise Window
- Linux autoclick Linux: Mouse Hover-Click
- ban Key Chords Banish Key Chords
- Why Function Keys Are Useful Why Function Keys Are Useful
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wacom is actually a Japanese company. didn't know that. Now more respect.
do you have updated list of best ergo dream keyboard?
Hi Pablo, happy 2019! this list is probably the best one can get Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2019 as i keep watching the scene. Of that list, take off those don't have tenting. and take off perhaps the Microsoft one, and take off Mistel Barocco (cuz too few keys)
that list doesn't include Do It Yourself ones. cuz too many Do-It-Yourself Keyboards. Also, for those with too few keys, a perfect solution is to add a programable keypad. If one allow that, then Mistel Barocco would also be great.
oh, you mean which characteristics.
i see. i think it depends on each's preference. For me, it's this, more important first
- Split hands (1 physical piece is ok)
- Tented [see Is Keyboard Tenting Important?]
- 2 thumb keys per hand. (more is not necessarily better)
- Full size physical arrows keys.
- Full size physical F1 to F12，page up/down keys.
- Driverless programable.
- Rectangular grid layout.
- Concave like Kinesis/Maltron.
Emacs random chat. I talk about RSI, doing a typing game, rule the world.
follow my emacs blog Xah Emacs Blog often there's lots Repetitive Strain Injury related stuff.
[The Story of my Switch to Dvorak By Jacob Crouse. At https://medium.com/@jacobcrouse3/the-story-of-my-switch-to-dvorak-7972a902324d ]
a personal blog on the kinesis advantage keyboard http://www.happyponyland.net/keyboard
2018-09-30 work in progress Arrow Keys
2018-10-01 work in progress DEC VT220 Terminal
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