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by hook
07 Feb 2018, 10:59
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

I have just sent it forward to RaleghDirat and sent him the tracking number per PM.
by hook
20 Jan 2018, 21:20
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

After playing with it a bit more, I can say that the split layout is very much useful and grew more used to the modifiers. If I were to adopt it, I would still rework the thumb cluster. Looking at e.g. Keyboard.io, it seems they have a good idea going there. As for the layout, this is the one I rece...
by hook
16 Jan 2018, 10:21
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

Concerning the AltGr key: I don't know whether Rimrul has changed the location of the AltGr key, but Daniel had the board beforehand and As a altgr-intl layout user I'm currently contemplating where I would put AltGr to enable the third layer. Probably bottom most single unit key. Have you tried th...
by hook
15 Jan 2018, 10:00
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

I confirm that I just received it from Rimrul and it is in great condition. First impressions: - surprinisgly well built for what was described as a cheap version - I‘m using it as I received it, but with a Neo2 layout set up in Linux (software-side) - I miss the function row, is there a modifier to...
by hook
20 Dec 2017, 21:50
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

I'm not that concerned about the learning curve (although I probably should be), but more about the fact (?) that I might have to use an extra layer just to type normal (German) letters (e.g. umlauts or ß), because the keyboard lacks the number of alphanumeric keys a normal ISO board has, which wou...
by hook
23 Nov 2017, 18:34
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 12
Views: 872

Keyboard.io for pushing the idea of a programmable ergo keyboard further and delivering.
by hook
23 Nov 2017, 18:30
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best keyswitch
Replies: 38
Views: 1640

Matias Quiet Click – because it carries on the Alps tradition and is a great compromise between your own touch (tactility) and the sanity of those around you (dampened up and down stroke)
by hook
01 Aug 2017, 12:17
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Custom controller for Matias keyboards
Replies: 5
Views: 595

I don’t have the skills or tools to make a PCB, but would very much be interested in having a programmable PCB for Matias’ keyboards.
by hook
10 Jul 2017, 23:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Arduino typewriter
Replies: 12
Views: 521

Awesome! If it also manages to store the typed data on a USB stick (probably too much for an Arduino), I know just the person to build this for! :D
by hook
06 Jul 2017, 14:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ergo springs: Heavy or light?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

Seems like you have the layout sorted out then :)
by hook
05 Jul 2017, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ergo springs: Heavy or light?
Replies: 4
Views: 361

IMHO, based on my own experience with RSI – and this will probably be an unpopular opinion – the biggest improvement is to simply learn to properly touch-type, so you minimize the movement of the joints that you stress. Even better if you get an ergonomic layout. For me, what got rid of RSI was when...
by hook
04 Jul 2017, 18:39
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3088
Views: 120891

Two months ago, the company I now work for was cool enough to let me buy a Matias Mini Quiet Pro as my work keyboard. And I have to say, I love it! I’m so happy to have taken the leap of faith and got this dampened Alps board as my first mechanical keyboard, instead of getting a Cherry MX, which I t...
by hook
04 Jul 2017, 18:23
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

ErgoDox is one of the layouts I would *love* to try! Should I put you on the list too? At this rate you would have to send it back to the UK, would that be alright with you? Yes, please. I’m not in any hurry at all, so feel free to fit me in whenever and wherever it makes most sense for the least t...
by hook
03 Jul 2017, 21:20
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Ergodox Euro Tour
Replies: 81
Views: 7555

ErgoDox is one of the layouts I would *love* to try!

I’m currently on Matias Mini Quiet Pro, but quite liked the layout of the Kinesis Advantage a colleague borrowed me for a week.
by hook
22 Apr 2017, 23:59
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Matias Ergo Pro Tour - On Tour - Signups Still Open
Replies: 270
Views: 21768

I’m currently waiting for my Matias Mini Quiet Pro to arrive (courtesy of my new awesome employer, who understands people need proper equipment), so I’m out as well.
by hook
10 Mar 2017, 23:02
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Matias Ergo Pro Tour - On Tour - Signups Still Open
Replies: 270
Views: 21768

If this is still open/extended, I’m still interested in giving it a short go :)
by hook
02 Mar 2017, 20:17
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: The Realforce Euro Tour - Round 4
Replies: 217
Views: 17288

Oh well, I’m sorry to have missed it. But thank you for doing this in the first place anyway :)
by hook
24 Dec 2016, 03:39
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Which Teensy to buy
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Is there any reason apart from price not to directly just take an Arduino instead?
by hook
16 Dec 2016, 19:56
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Programmable Mouse - Multiple Applcations
Replies: 8
Views: 1735

I second the Roccat Kone Pure.

Here’s a good overview of what Roccat’s mice are capable of (scroll down a screen):
http://roccat.sourceforge.net/general.h ... comparison
by hook
28 Nov 2016, 19:06
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ravcore Edge – an affordable Kailh Blue keyboard
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Ravcore Edge – an affordable Kailh Blue keyboard

I was just picking up a μSD card and a fan for my new ARM server, when I saw a few mechanical keyboards in the shop and just needed to goof around with them a bit. Amongst the standard gaming bunch, this one stood out – a Ravcore Edge (short for Raven Core, it seems) : https://www.ravcore.com/wp-con...
by hook
26 Nov 2016, 17:10
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: Matias Ergo Pro Tour - On Tour - Signups Still Open
Replies: 270
Views: 21768

Is this tour still open?

If so, I’d love to try an Alps (other than the ones we had in the computer museum) keyboard …and a split one to boot! I’m pretty sure I need a TKL or even 60% (with a custom ergo layout) and a split keyboard sounds like a great idea.
by hook
26 Nov 2016, 17:01
Forum: Try before you buy
Topic: The Realforce Euro Tour - Round 4
Replies: 217
Views: 17288

15 as well! Egad, this sounds like going back to the teenage years just because of a keyboard :lol:

I’d love to try a Topre as well and Realforce sounds like a proper choice these days. Very happy to see this offer! :D

Location: Slovenia
by hook
25 Nov 2016, 12:53
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best relic or discovery
Replies: 27
Views: 2272

this would be probably better under "project or innovation" but if the project is from 2014 it would be too old for that too Yeah, initially I wanted to post it there, but then I thought of submitting it here as I didn’t see any actual age limit mentioned in the rules. I’m totally fine with it no b...
by hook
25 Nov 2016, 11:37
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best relic or discovery
Replies: 27
Views: 2272

This might be a bit of a stretch, because the keyboard is less than two years old, but I propose The Other Half Keyboard (a.k.a. TOHKBD): https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2028347278/tohkbd-the-other-half-keyboard-for-your-jolla It was an OSHW community project to create a HW keyboard for a modul...
by hook
23 Nov 2016, 19:04
Forum: Call for nominees
Topic: Best "other" input device
Replies: 35
Views: 2436

I didn’t realise that ergo keyboards qualify as “other input devices”.

In this case I’d like to propose Dactyl – a DIY parameterized, split-hand, concave, columnar, ergonomic keyboard – essentially a lovechild of ErgoDox and Kinesis Advantage :ugeek:
by hook
23 Nov 2016, 15:32
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Post a picture of your ideal keyboard layout!
Replies: 457
Views: 33896

Mine would be a Neo-based custom ErgoDox: So kinda like this: http://almightyglod.com/public_stack/ErgoDox_Layout/1/Glod_ErgoDox_Layout_June_2013.png …but with a different layout of alpha keys, taking English, Slovenian, German (and probably French) into account. I think Neo can be very useful for s...
by hook
23 Nov 2016, 15:22
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: should I use IBM keyboards with USB adapter?
Replies: 8
Views: 476

The only thing I noticed is that simple connectors from a single female PS2 to a single male USB don’t seem to work with keyboards (but are OK for mice). The two female PS2 to a single male USB (as in the picture in the original post) seem to work fine for me though. Caveat: I haven’t tried it with ...
by hook
22 Nov 2016, 23:36
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Looking for beta testers for a new ergonomic based gaming mouse.
Replies: 45
Views: 4454

i don't know if i am under an NDA or anything like that Basically, did you sign an agreement that stated what you aren’t allowed to disclose and for how long? If so, yes. If not, no. Also, NDAs in general cover only information that you’ve learned after you’ve signed it, not the info you learned be...
by hook
22 Nov 2016, 18:35
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Looking for a high DPI mouse, ASAP for black Friday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Great to hear it! But don’t leave us hanging – what did you get? :3
by hook
22 Nov 2016, 18:24
Forum: Mice & other input devices
Topic: Looking for a high DPI mouse, ASAP for black Friday.
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

sprigun wrote: I don't think you will go wrong with either of these, however you didn't mention what is your upper budget so we're only guessing here as to which mouse will fit your bill.
I think his "20-30 GBP" was meant as a budget. Although that is quite slim for a proper (even non-gaming) rodent.

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