KeyMouse

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The keymouse, is a mouse and keyboard combined into one. It came out around 2018. Stopped production in 2020-02, but as of 2020-05, they are planning to continue. [ https://www.keymouse.com/forum/keymouse-pcb-2-0-a-quick-update ]

There are primarily 2 models

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KeyMouse Alpha on left, KeyMouse Track on right. 2018. Note that KeyMouse Alpha has only 3 rows, but KeyMouse Track has 4. [image source twitter new_takaratomy_]

KeyMouse Alpha

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KeyMouse Alpha, from kowodo 2018 4000×3000

KeyMouse Track

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KeyMouse Track [Photo from Kathy 2020-01-14]
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KeyMouse Track [image source twitter _yshrsmz]

It's expensive. $500 as of 2018-11-18

Size Comparison

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Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard, KeyMouse Track, IBM Thinkpad keyboard, Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, [Photo from Kathy 2020-01-14]
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Kinesis Advantage2 KeyboardDactyl keyboardKeyMouse [image source twitter new_takaratomy_]

Programable Software

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keymouse software. screenshot by Kowodo

Video Reviews

Which KeyMouse Product is Best for You - Alpha, Track, ChairTrack
I love my Key Mouse!
Jeremy Mickelson
Uploaded on Apr 20, 2019
Look at KeyMouse in unnecessary depth of details. Live Stream.
2019-11-26
by Kowodo.

Internals

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[image source twitter _yshrsmz]
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[image source twitter _yshrsmz]
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[image source twitter _yshrsmz]

KeyMouse Comet

KeyMouse Comet, announced around 2019 March, but never in production as of 2020-05-08.

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3940×2253 [twitter.com/KeyMouse]

This doesn't seem like a good design.

When you have a symmetric keyboard, a lot nerds naturally think the center is the proper place to put the trackball. But that's actually a unnatural position with regards to hands.

The proper position for trackball, is actually near the thumb for a small trackball, or on the side for large trackball.

Where to Buy

https://www.keymouse.com/

If you have a question, put $5 at patreon and message me.