Xah Keyboard Blog 2018-01
Best Ergonomic Keyboards 2018 (updated)
VE.A keyboard (minor update)
This one is truly the best ergonomics keyboard, back in 2006. Had a chance to see it in real life at last Northern Cal keyboard meetup
Elecom HUGE Trackball (added a video)
this one, came out last year (2017) with much fanfare, but is it good?
i've seen both praises and nah comments. Some find this to be the ultimate trackball. While others, finding the shape is really not optimal for their hands.i've seen simliar remarks on • Kensington Expert Slimblade • L-Trac • Elecom EX-G.
with trackballs, you really have to see for yourself which is best, for you.
See: Trackball Reviews
haven't seen mouse innovation like this for a decade.
Star Wars BB-8 Droid
Star Wars bb-8 droid toy. interesting mechanism. but the bot is rather idiotic. Sphero Star Wars bb8
in real life, such bot can only be used indoors. Even so, it has lots problems. Gets dirty, head prone to fall off, can only work on smooth level surface, and agility is 0, nimbleness is 0.
the way it works is: imagine a heavy square, 10 cm long but 1 cm thick, sitting at bottom of the ball. The corners are mouse wheels. In middle is a pole, at top of pole is a magnet. The pole can be pivoted.
there are 2 different makers of the bb8 toy. This one, sphero bb8, is better. Sphero Star Wars bb8
Catboard Keyboard 😸 ⌨ (major update)
Scientific Research on Keyboard Ergonomics (minor update)
Alternative Keyboard Layouts (minor update)
Bad Keyboard Advice from Programers (updated)
[The Scrolling Orb, The evolution of the trackball By Ernie Smith. At https://tedium.co/2017/10/12/trackball-input-device-history/ ]
using Kinesis for over a year now. Still excellent. Kinesis Keyboard Key Remap/Macro/Layout How-To
ask Xah, 2018-01-07
Evolution of Laptop Keyboards, No More Page Up/Down Keys! (updated. New pic.)
Best Trackballs 2018 (updated)
Chinese Input Methods (updated)
Thanks for reading.
Symbolics Space-Cadet Keyboard (added a great video)
Logitech Trackman Wheel (updated. new photo)
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