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    I am so excited for the Kinesis 360. SO EXCITED.

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      I use a Moonlander (work) and an ErgoDox (personal desktop) as my two main keyboards. I love them both for different reasons. Looking at the linked page definitely makes me want to try out a few others, I just wish there was some kind of rent-a-keyboard since these things are never cheap!

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        I just want the original-layout Microsoft ergo (with the correct arrows), but with bluetooth, media controls, and cherry blues. For this I will pay all the moneys.

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          I finally got a keyboard with US keys at work so I don’t have to switch back and forth between the German layout and the American one anymore. I tried to type more accurate (mostly pressing the keys with the correct finger) and noticed that the pinky and index finger have to do quite a bit more work than the others.

          In general I’m interested in more ergonomic layouts, especially if the thumbs can be put to better use. But I can hardly stand the backslash having a slightly different location on the keyboard at work compared to mine at home, so I am afraid that the switch between more uncommon keyboards will be even worse. How do people deal with this in general?

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            I finally got a keyboard with US keys at work so I don’t have to switch back and forth between the German layout and the American one anymore. I tried to type more accurate (mostly pressing the keys with the correct finger) and noticed that the pinky and index finger have to do quite a bit more work than the others.

            In general I’m interested in more ergonomic layouts, especially if the thumbs can be put to better use. But I can hardly stand the backslash having a slightly different location on the keyboard at work compared to mine at home, so I am afraid that the switch between more uncommon keyboards will be even worse. How do people deal with this in general?

            I typically just use my native (Swedish) layout and make sure to use a programmable keyboard controller. That way I can have the exact layout I want (utilizing my thumbs more, custom layers with symbols et c) without having to switch layouts all the time. QMK is really nice.

            And if I can’t use a custom keyboard, I just use ANSI layout and switch between layouts when needed.

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              I use:

              • a MacBook Pro keyboard that has half-height T-arrow, weird mutating function keys in a touchbar, and a Fn key in the left corner.

              • a conventional 90% board with a numlock key to switch between numpad and cursor/text keys, and a Fn key that does different things near the right-side alt/ctrl.

              • an X-Bows Knight, columnar ergo QMK board with a weird split section and a messed up far-right hand section, customized significantly with QMK; many Fn keys.

              My hands touch the board and move to the right positions. It just happens. They’re all basically QWERTY, though.

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                I tried different keyboards, and have an ErgoDox but I need to use standard keyboards from time to time so the one I’ve been using for the last couple of years is a Dygma Raise that has thumb keys, but is otherwise standard and when you join both sides everything is where you would expect it to.

                One thing I was going to miss was the cursor keys, so while I waited for it to arrive (it was originally crowdfunded so it took a while) I prepared by mapping the CapsLock key to work as Fn (layer shift) key with cursor on I,JKL, Home/End on UO, PgUp/Down on YH, and it was so convenient that I use those keys even in full-size keyboards. Now I have the Fn key in thumb keys at both sides.

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                I’ve got the Cloudnine C989 keyboard and I like it just fine. If anyone is looking for a cheaper/more mass-market split mechanical keyboard, I would recommend it.

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                  So beautiful!