I can try to write post about it.
That would be awesome - thank you
I started using a Kinesis Advantage ~18 years ago due to symptoms of RSI. So far, so good!
Also, geekhack.org is worth checking out for even more discussion on custom / modded keyboards.
Are there backlit Kinesis keyboards?
Kinesis makes different styles of keyboards.
So, the answer is yes:
My model, the Advantage, is not backlit out of the box.
However, the Advantage is popular with modders, and people have added back lighting, and so much more.
EDIT: I found some videos of backlighting in action:
I found this list on Github containing links to all kinds of modding projects:
For example, someone added a trackball and ten arcade buttons to their rig:
I’m using a Varmilo VA69M with brown switches. I’ve been incredible happy with it since I got it, metal casing and great build quality. I enjoy having it on one of those giant mouse pads to soften sound a bit.
I’m using the Ducky One 2 Mini with Cherry MX Browns. Not the most flashy, but a good workhorse of a keyboard for the price. And available in scandi-layout. Contemplated on US layout (more useful when programming), but I need to write fair amounts of other text too, so scandi it was.
Just got my new Moonlander a few days ago. I love it. https://www.zsa.io/moonlander/
I keep changing keyboards. From, last few days I’m using Cherry MX 8100 with brown switches.
It depends on one’s own preferences. But so far I like brown switches more than black switches. I think it requires less force. I used blue switches for only a few hours, so I can’t compare that with black or brown switches.
Next, I’d like to use a keyboard with Cherry Blue switches. I used one in the past, but very soon it refused to register a key, and became practically unusable, after which I gifted it to my cousin to repair it for himself. I’d also like to use an IBM Model M keyboard, which I used a decade and a half ago and liked it a lot.
How many do you have DG? Post pics
I’ve entered a group buy on a custom mechanical keyboard and will post pics here when it arrives (not until July-ish tho unfortunately - but that’s ok as I want to spend quite a bit of time reading rather than typing next year!)
Currently I have a Cherry MX 8100 (brown switches),
( I removed the End keycap, because I was mistyping it for Delete key).
a Cherry MX 1800, branded as Lauer Fischer (black switches),
a faulty Cherry MX 11900 (black switches),
a Targus KU-2971 (ruber dome),
and a Logitec K120 (ruber dome).
Note: These keyboards aren’t as dusty as they look like in these photos.
Edit: I found two really dusty Wyse KU-8933 (ruber dome) keyboards in the store, which I had used a year or two ago. My friend calls Wyse 8933, the poor man’s mechanical keyboard.
Nice collection there DG!
Must admit I am a fan of the 1800 style layouts (as per the Lauer Fischer) use a numpad just feels so natural to me
I like it too, but unfortunately it doesn’t have the US layout. By the way, I like or dislike a keyboard based on how do the keys feel under my fingers. I like the
MX 8100 more, even if it’s huge.
And I typed a custom (meaningful) text at
118 wpm on my
Cherry MX 8100. I don’t know if I’d be able to type that fast again or not.
Why do you want the US layout for - ISO is better better still, get a custom mechanical keyboard and set it up how you like
Well done on 118 WPM, that’s awesome!!!
I’ve used the US layout throughout and I mistype some keys on any other layout, like
| keys. I also miss left shift on keyboards with a smaller left shift.
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Hi folks, today I receive my Anne Pro II mechanical keyboard 60% with MX Cherry Silver Linear Switches, it’s so soft and smooth when I use to write I liked it a lot and very silent too.
and the software for this keyboard has options for mac, windows, and linux too, in hist software, I can create new layouts, and not only that I could update the firmware too.
Wow, it’s beautiful!