May 25th, 2005


userinfo senji
2005/05/25 12:14:00 - Strange Keyboards
Unusual keyboards seemed to be the même of yesterday, with the TypeMatrix EZ Reach 2030, the Ergodex DX1, and the TG3 Deck.

The latter actually looks like a nice keyboard, but it's got the backspace key in the wrong place. Gah.
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userinfo agenticarus
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2005/05/25 12:31:49
It doesn't noticeably have the key wrong - explain?
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userinfo senji
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2005/05/25 14:25:17
Keyboards with a short ⏎ (return) key should have a central section much like the Sun Type 5 keyboard (optionally with a key to the left of 'z').

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userinfo met24
2005/05/25 16:08:47
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userinfo senji
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2005/05/25 22:27:43
I can't remember the old Arch keyboards any more – ysolde has a standard PC102.

The OTKeyboardLayout is also used by the HappyHacking keyboard, which is what I have for my PC here at home. An I were rich I'd buy one for work too.
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userinfo andrewwyld
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2005/05/25 16:54:37
Fancy a Space Cadet keyboard?
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userinfo senji
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2005/05/25 22:33:59
I doubt you could get it to talk to a PC easily, and it's rather big!

The Symbolics keyboard linked from that page looks quite nice (but the same problems apply).
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userinfo womble2
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2005/05/26 10:41:53
My boss got an Ergodex DX1 yesterday. Throughout the day colleagues kept saying "what is that?!" and randomly tapping the keys. Which wasn't very helpful.
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userinfo senji
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2005/05/26 10:51:32
Why does your boss want an Ergodex DX1? :)
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userinfo womble2
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2005/05/26 12:36:28
He seems to think he can use it to enter text with just his left hand, avoiding the need to move his right between keyboard and mouse. For some reason I forget he was dissatisifed with normal chording devices and the Frogpad.
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userinfo senji
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2005/05/27 10:28:46
I'd be interested in a frogpad if it wasn't so darned expensive.
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userinfo womble2
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2005/05/27 12:09:10
Well there's at least one second-hand one available...
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