too kooky I'm a big fan of keyboards but don't know how to use them. I really want to use a Razer Ornata but worried about Chinas QC.
I swear by the split keyboard concept, however I not so sure about this one, seems very similar to the Mathias Ergo Pro, since it has a staggered layout with limited thumb functionality.
I own a number of ErgoDox (Infinity) keyboards, that I use for both home and office use. The split functionality makes it possible to change typing position to alleviate strain, as it allows you to tilt, twist and move each section seperately. It is fully programmable and offers vastly improved thumb functionality to normal keyboards (inspired by Maltron and Kinesis).
I'm intrigued. I was looking into another split keyboard bespoke project - www.keyboard.io - Model 01 . One thing about it that I was unsure of is the particular sculpted keycaps and unusual layout which has kept me from ordering. The Dygma Raise seems to be a more "typical" layout which is a benefit. It seems to hit many of my mech-keyboard requirements - open source software+firmware, RGB per-key backlighting, high quality (aluminum in this case) deck, choice of good switches and even better swappable switches. The one thing I'd be curious is the particular layout and key sizes/shapes. This is important for things like aftermarket keysets and whatnot . The other issue is the lack of ergonomic positioning - the wrist/palm rest is a good thing of course (hope that's a comfy, soft gel), but if you look at the KeyboardIO Model 01 and for that matter the ErgoDox EZ, there are different ways of angling each side of the board to fit the user's preference. Perhaps the Raise could offer the same "leg kit" that the ErgoDox EZ does?
Aside from the KeyboardIO Model 01, I was also looking into an ErgoDox model (ie ErgoDox EZ is the most "modern" with some stand upgrades - www.ergodox-ez.com , but I think the ErgoDox Infinity www.input.club model is actually better, if it could be updated; alas the Infinity model isn't currently for sale as a package or individually. ), but I am waiting for one to be upgraded for RGB backlighting on the keys themselves and perhaps a few other features. The Dygma Raise seems a reasonable competitor and certainly worth looking into . Thanks!
Edit: Can't believe I forgot I already pledged on this last week!
BYOK! (Bring your own keyboard).I'm forced to use a craptastic straight keyboard at work so I don't want to constantly jump back and forth..
Look cool but that white will grot up really fast.
Quite a few professionals use trackballs as they are better for them and far less stress. I don't have RSI but far prefer a trackball... I'm a better shooter with them too, don't think I'll ever go back to a mouse. 3 year warranty to boot on the kensington expert too... Try a decent one someday.Instead it's basically just like a trackball - no one cares to use them except for a very small niche that mostly uses it for arthritis issues or similar.