Xah Keyboard Blog 2018-06

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Max Keyboard Falcon-20 Programmable Macropad

See also: Programable Keypads

it's extremely annoying that on the Mac, mouse thumb buttons do not work by default. Why? of course, noboby'd buy Apple's mouse or trackpad if so.

one thing annoying on the Mac is that in Safari, it doesn't support holding Ctrl or Cmd and scroll mouse wheel to zoom in/out. It's trivial to support, but Apple's lose sale for its trackpad.

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SANYO Medicom MC-KM5600B keyboard
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Truly Ergonomic Numeric Keypad

Mac Keyboard Tools (updated. Added more good tools.)

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OrbiTouch keyless keyboard

Why You Need 9 Buttons Mouse (updated)

Sun Microsystems Type 6 Keyboard New photo, type 7.

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Tesoro G6TL Keyboard with Trackball

spend $220 on amazon, or, how i became a keyboard expert

spend $220 on amazon. that's, like, biggest spending in 12 years. a shoe, a mouse, a usb hub, a web cam. necessity for rich living.

when u wanna buy a keyboard, u spend days to read all reviews. undecided. it becomes months. Then after 10 years of daily fretting, you still haven't decided which one to buy. That's how i became a keyboard expert.

the things i got are:

Ergonomic Keyboard History

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Dactyl Manuform Keyboard
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HP 02648-60005 Mechanical Keyboard, year 1970s
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XMIT Hall Effect

added a video by Chyrosran22

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Hyper 7 Keyboard
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TRS-80 keyboard

Manus keyboard

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Manus Keyboard

Apple Keyboard History ⌨ (lots more photos)

lots more updates.

Apple Adjustable Keyboard 1993 (added a video of typing on it.)

Northgate Omnikey Evolution Ergonomic Keyboard (updated with more info)

Keyboard Articles Index (updated. now 531 articles)

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IBM Portable PC Computer 5155 model 68 (year 1984)
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MCM Model 70, 1972
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IBM 5100, 1975

best usb hub

ok. after 2 hours research, the best usb 3.0 hub seems to be Buy LENTION 4-in-1 USB-C Hub with Type C, USB 3.0 you want shielded cable. Else, it screws wireless devices.

Best powered usb hub is Buy Anker PowerIQ Charging Macbook Surface

i have a Mac mini. 4 usb ports. 1 for keyboard, 1 mouse, 1 keypad, and just 1 left. So, to record a video, need 1 for cam, 1 for headset. Not enough.

need web cam

someone buy me this Buy Logitech C922x Webcam i can't record video reviews with my current lousy cam logitech c270

enamel paint your keyboard

just got a great idea. just buy some enamel paint, and you can paint your keyboard pretty.

you can see a example at Kinesis Keyboard Gallery

you can go basic by painting home key with diff color, or the esc key. Or, paint dvorak label, or on programable keypad.

or, you can go artistic. at that point, anything goes. comics, drawings, math formula, abstract, or whole thing pink Cadillac.

Kinesis Keyboard Gallery added many photos.

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Modern M0110 keyboard (DIY)
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Macintosh Keyboard (M0110) (year 1984)

(new page)

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Smith-Corona Ultrasonic I Plus 1983

Apple Keyboard History ⌨. New page

Apple Keyboards ⌨ (more photos)

Emoji Keyboard. No longer made.

Keyboard Key Label Tech (minor update)

someone is looking for a doctor specializing in Repetitive Strain Injury, in San Francisco Bay Area.

does any have recommendations?

answer at reddit

Best Trackballs, Xah's Pick (updated)

Elecom HUGE Trackball (updated)

Trackball vs Mouse, How to Choose Trackball (minor update)

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Naive Keyboard

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