Looking at ergonomic keyboards + some stuff
This is mostly going to be a collection of drops and other references that are related to my search, but I'd be more than happy to hear some commentary/suggestions if anybody else wants to chime in.
Keyboard features I like, in rough order of priority but I think I don't want to compromise very much. Split isn't strictly necessary but does allow for tenting and negative tilt with a custom stand. I'm currently using a Microsoft Sculpt at work and a Das with MX Blues at home, and would like something better than the best parts of both of these two.
Here are the keyboards I've looked at that seem close.
I'd be up for building a custom stand in order to achieve negative tilt and tenting from other split keyboards, such as these.
- Negative tilt (down away from you rather than up and away)
- Ortholinear/Column staggered/Symmetrical(Katana60) key layouts
- Multiple thumb keys
- 60% size ish. It's possible that I could switch to a 40% but I'm not sure
- Programmable w/ layers, and modifiers that don't need to be held
These reviews have been helpful.
I'm interested in wood keyboards and caps, and also maybe some metal.
- Esrille NISSE, but making a custom stand for this might be harder
- The nyquist is also nice but I think I'd like a few more keys under the thumbs.
- Raise looks okay, but no ortholinear/column offset layout.