THE 65% keyboard standard Proposal


07 Aug 2013, 15:51

thats right, i propose the 65% keyboard once and for all

no numberpad
no function keys

This is the proposed standard
where can i get this?
if not who would like to get this standard out there?

in the future i would like it to be used with gh60 programable keys
with 2 blank keys on either side of the top arrow key
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07 Aug 2013, 16:31

usually smaller keyboards are designed to get space horizontally, so in that regard your layout is not very appealing. Anyway you can always design your own plate and join this

also you may like the KMAC mini

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07 Aug 2013, 16:37

A Tenkeyless is very almost what you want. I'd compare with those, instead of full size.

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09 Aug 2013, 07:37

A tenkeyless has F-key row, the OP states no function row. Perhaps a Leopold FC660 is closer.


09 Aug 2013, 08:35

But they didn't add a navkey-block there and the bottom row is different.

The mockup looks a lot like a Poker / GH60 with the navkeys tacked on.

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09 Aug 2013, 09:01

That's a cool idea, but if you were to cut it down that much, i'd rather just go for a 60%

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09 Aug 2013, 12:21

Yes, a Leopold FC660 should be the right thing for OP.

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09 Aug 2013, 23:04

This is a step in the right direction. Ever since downsizing from a full-size to TKL, I have been in pursuit of sub-TKL designs. There is a need for a 60%-plus keyboard that combines a nearly standard layout of the alpha keys with arrow keys and perhaps others from the center island of the traditional full-size keyboard.

For example, there are a few keyboards in the 75% category, such as the Race 75, Choc Mini, and Keycool 84. However, these look top-heavy to me -- they represent designs that are begging to have the top row of F-keys lopped off.

The Leopold FC660M and FC660C is a good design, but the way they have incorporated the arrow cluster with added insert and delete keys introduces an unaesthetic asymmetry to the board. The traditional TKL design looks good because of its symmetry. Even so, I think the Leopolds are the best answer at the moment, as they have combined form and function into a solid package that includes excellent build quality.

Here is the keyboard I would like to see:
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10 Aug 2013, 09:08

you can see it :)


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10 Aug 2013, 15:47

Yes, very close indeed.


10 Aug 2013, 17:01

There is anew Korean board exactly like this and is configurable called the 22MX. MINI.

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10 Aug 2013, 20:57

ninjadoc wrote:There is anew Korean board exactly like this and is configurable called the 22MX. MINI.
link or it never happened :)

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12 Aug 2013, 17:15

Looks like it is the EQ-22MX AAB Acrylic Custom Keyboard:
Again, close to my proposed layout, but not the same.

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