Cleave Keyboard

By Xah Lee. Date: . Last updated: .

The Truly Ergonomic Keyboard “cleave” is announced around 2018-08-01. It began shipping around 2021-03.

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Cleave Keyboard
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Total number of keys: 93 keys. (38 for each hand, plus 17 keys on top.)

Is it better than the old? For the physical design, yes, absolutely. The optical key switch is fantastic, and the new arrangement, with more keys, and more thumb keys, is a major plus.

However, as of 2021-04-18, apparently only 10 keys or so near the center is programable. This is a major problem. Not sure if it will be fixed in the future.

Video Review

Truly Ergonomic Keyboard review (Outemu PG816 snap spring optoelectric)
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Instruction sheet
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key puller and extra keys
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Where to Buy?

Previous Version of Truly Ergonomic Keyboard