Ergonomic keyboard thread? Or is it too much autism for you mighty alphas?
you don't really need ergonomic keyboards. you need a keyboard you don't need to take your hands off to grab a mouse.
Got this: Did I dun goofed?
I have heard that ergonomic keyboards are less ergonomic than normal keyboards!
The problem is that you don't need to move your arms while you type and that is really bad for you, In the study i saw they said that the model M (yes i know... they might have had assburgers) was the most ergonomic keyboard.
They chose the model M because it has buckling springs that are kinder to the joints in the fingers and it has a big gap in between its caps forcing the user to move its hands and arms more!
This is probably the most ergonomic keyboard of all time:
> individually shaped key caps so it guides you to the right keys and makes it easier to reach the right key than not
> non-staggered matrix layout (more aggressively so than Ergodox/Kinesis)
> perfectly placed thumb keys (compared to Ergodox/Kinesis)
> palm keys
> can be separated
> wood feels nicer than plastic
> programmable, open source
>This is probably the most ergonomic keyboard of all time:
>the most ergonomic keyboard of all time
Shit 20€ keyboards now come with cushions. And this 300 USD POS wants me to rest my hand on wood. Wood.
> Twisting your hands puts strain on them. Resting on a wrist rest, the table, or arm rests while typing forces you to twist your hand to reach some keys. Instead, it is better to keep your hands moving freely above the keyboard, letting the strong muscles of your arms move your hands.
> There should not be any pressure on your wrists or forearms while you type. You should NOT rest your wrists on a wrist rest except while taking a very short break from typing. A wrist rest of the proper height (level with the space bar) can also serve as a reminder to keep your wrists straight.
First few top google results.
Pic related was kinda dumb, but the rest is true.
I've been using these for 15 years. They wear out after a couple of years of heavy use, and whatever you do don't spill anything on them or they are done. They have the best layout and are the most comfy keyboards I've ever used. I wish they had mechanical switches and wish the space bar wasn't so loud, but they're damn good keyboards. Especially for $40.
No, but honestly I have mechanical keyboards too and really it's not that dramatic of a difference unless you're used to $5 generic keyboards. I much prefer the natural 4000 to my $100 standard layout with blue switches. My 4 year old uses the mechanical one on her computer now lol.
Sticker price of $1.2k.
Got one on sale for 500 years ago, would not recommend.
Could not teach my brain/fingers to get used to hitting lateral directions, and the mappings/modalities aren't reprogrammable.
excess pinky usage will cause RSI. See: emacs pinky
I've been using my right thumb to hit the right ctrl key for most shortcuts nowadays
I have one of those kinesys keyboards, it isn't bad.
There are minor irritations, it cant interact with the grub boot menu for example, and the built in macro thing used to re-map keys is prone to freezing up and crashing, rendering the thing dead until you re-plug it.
So you turn off the key remap macro thing, and you keep a second kb nearby in case you need to boot into a different kernel or something.
It feels really good to type on though. Keys are a lot closer, no more emacs pinky.
found it in my basement, dad bought it the early 2000's when i was around 5, never saw him use it
doesnt work on windows 10 but works on ubuntu and win7