Keyboard with Numeric Keypad Sawed Off

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

Many programers find the numeric keypad annoying, because it forces the mouse to be placed far to the right, making the right arm traveling a big distance whenever switching between keyboard and mouse.

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This guy, Ryan, actually saw'd off the number pad portion of the keyboard. Now, that's a hack! [image source flickr ]

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A friend was asking about keyboard without the number pad. After text messaging on Facebook to and pro in a day showing links to some such keyboard, then, next thing i knew, he saw'd off his keyboard!

Here is the pics:

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Thanks to David Rogoff for the pics and this tale of hackery.

but folks, DON'T DO THIS to Your Keyboard! A perfect Gaming Keyboard is now ruined. How do you feel if your keyboard wants to saw off your arm?

The number pad is actually quite useful if you are a programer.They provide 17 extra function keys. See: How to Program Number Keypad as Function Keys .

If you really want a keyboard without number pad, see: Keyboards without Numeric Keypad .

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